At 637 meters above sea level, Mount Suraksan is not very high or difficult to climb, yet still offers spectacular views from ... More
Seoraksan National Park
At 637 meters above sea level, Mount Suraksan is not very high or difficult to climb, yet still offers spectacular views from its summit. Hikers can enjoy outstanding views of the granite cliffs and green valley below as they ascend, especially if they begin at Chonghakri and proceed through the Mount Suraksan Resort. A few hours is all it takes to get a taste for this mountain. Visitors may encounter three beautiful waterfalls along the way, and throughout the climb they can refresh themselves with clean spring water.
the mountain were just gorgeous. They had some great waterfalss, saunas, and hiking. The cable car was great and scary, it was cloudy the day we went and couldn't see how far it went. To get away from city air and breathe in fresh air was refreshing. The kids loved it we had a great pension with a stream behind it. We had a wonderful time, defintely go back.
I thought this one was one of my highlights of my last trip to South Korea, I've been 4 times! The cable car trip was very unpleasant as it was far too crowded and moved so slow. Once you are out of the cable car you can breathe such clean air it was wonderful. I was there late September so all of the trees were changing colour so that added to the dramatic views. I felt like I was above the clouds when I got to the top, and have the best photos to show for it.
The only negative to this trip was knowing I had to get back into the cable car to get back down!!!
At the bottom there is a huge Buddah statue, and some beautiful streams and old buildings.
A must for anyone visiting the area.