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Early Morning Hikes in the Center of Seoul: Enjoy Gorgeous Sunrises at Achasan Mountain

sunrise in seoul morning

Calling all early risers, Achasan Mountain awaits! This unique hiking experience, nestled between Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, offers breathtaking panoramic views of both regions and is the perfect spot to witness a stunning sunrise. With an easy hike to the summit, it's a delightful way to start your day.

temple view panoramic

One of the highlights of hiking Achasan Mountain is the stunning vistas it offers. From Sunrise Park, you can marvel at the sprawling cityscape of Seoul, including iconic landmarks such as the Jamsil Lotte World Tower and N Seoul Tower. The park's location makes it an ideal spot in Seoul to witness the sunrise, making it a popular destination for early risers and photographers alike.

purple and pink sunset over the han river

Achasan Mountain is famed for its evergreen pine forest, maintaining its lush greenery even during the winter season. This vibrant scenery serves as a tranquil setting for hikers, providing a rejuvenating break from the urban hustle. Meandering along well-kept trails, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature on a serene outing.

evergreen pine forest at achasan

For those looking to extend their adventure, Achasan is part of a larger trail network connecting Yongmasan and Mangusan via the Seoul Trail. As you hike, you'll encounter direction signs marked "Seoul Trail," guiding you through this interconnected system of scenic paths. This connectivity allows hikers to explore multiple mountains in a single outing, adding a level of challenge to the hiking experience.

Getting to Achasan Mountain

Elevation: 295.7

Public Transportation:

  • Subway Line 5, Achasan Station, Exit 2: This exit brings you close to the mountain's entrance, making it convenient for starting your hike.

  • Subway Line 5, Gwangnaru Station, Exit 1: Another nearby station that offers easy access to the mountain.

Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking for a picturesque spot to enjoy nature, Achasan Mountain has something to offer. With its breathtaking views, evergreen forest, and interconnected trails, it provides a memorable outdoor experience right in the heart of Seoul.

Photo source: Seoul Metropolitan Government

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