So it’s not literally on the top of Seoul, there are bigger mountains in this city, but it does have some beautiful views of the Han River and the south…and I made it up there. Small miracles. A bit of a hazy day, as it seems to always be in Seoul these days, but it has a great look, fresher air than the basin of Gangnam, and lots of people in full out hiking gear (snicker).
It’s a good little climb. I didn’t expect it to be quite as steep…but it only takes 30-40 minutes to get to the top of the mountain. There is more to see than I found today but it was already getting warm and I am tragically out of shape. Mountain climbing can only get easier, right?
Take Line 5 to Achasan Station and go out exit 2. Turn left at the first intersection and then turn right at the first T in the street, Left at the second T. You will be going up a noticeable hill now. We just followed the hikers and they led us to the entrance.
However, if you don’t want to trust strangers leading the way, use these directions:
Take Subway Line 7 to Yongmasan Station (Exit 2) → Walk into the entrance of Hanshin Apartments, and walk ahead → Go up the stairs next to the pavilion and take a right past the playground to an exercise facility → Next to the facility, go up the stairs behind the wired fence. Per Visit Korea.
Please check out more pictures of Mt. Achasan on my Flickr page!