The Seoul Fortress Wall stretches 18.2 km and consists of four main parts, in accordance with Seoul’s four surrounding mountains—Mt. Namsan in the south, Mt. Inwangsan to the west, Mt. Naksan to the east, and Mt. Bugaksan in the north. The trail can be steep at times and provides hikers with a look back into Seoul’s ancient past as well as breathtaking views of today’s thriving metropolis. The 2.3-km Bugaksan section is the best-known and bestpreserved part of the trail. This part was previously off-limits to the public due to its proximity to Cheong Wa Dae.
EAT> When locals hit the trail in the morning, they already have a particular restaurant in mind for lunch.
Try mingling with them by visiting some of their favorite restaurants.
Get a bottle of water. The walk can be long.
At an elevation of 293 meters, the Cheongundae observation deck along the Bugaksan trail offers a bird’s-eye view of the entire layout of Gyeongbokgung Palace.