Seoul Hiking Group! Open Horizons to Korea~!
This Thursday, we will be hiking Inwangsan(인왕산), which commands great views to Jongro and Myeongdong.
Inwangsan is a mountain with a height of 338 meters, located in Jongno-gu and Hongje-dong, Seodaemun-gu, central areas of Seoul, South Korea.
The name literally means "mountain of generous king" in Korean. Each rock is named after its characteristic form, such as gicha bawi (기차바위, train rock), chima bawi (치마바위 skirt rock), iseul bawi (이슬바위 dew rock), moja bawi (모자바위 hat rock), and jiryungii bawi (지렁이바위 worm rock).
Inwangsan is famous for its view, so many painters depicted the mountain in their works such as Jeong Seon's Inwang jesaekdo. The Fortress Wall of Seoul surrounds the mountain in which Inwangsa temple and Guksadang shrine are located as well.
Come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stunning view with crisp refreshing air!
♣ no fee!
if you have not hiked before in Seoul and those who have
- fear of height
- fear of walking
- fear of night
- fear of cold
Strongly recommanded as you will have chance to overcome!
♣ meeting at 730PM : Gyeongbokgung(경복궁역) Station exit 1
this time we leave sharply ! no wait for the late.
♣ Finishes at 930PM same place.subway runs around midnight. check you train to home before joining. there will be some guys want to crave for Makgeolri and Pajeon after hiking, we will check a restaurant in market alley which is the best of best in Seoul!
♣ Please prepare comfortable shoes, extra layer of clothes to wear on top to enjoy view!
1) Must be a member of the SHG (Seoul Hiking Group)
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If you want to get more exercise from walking, you can wear WEIGHTS on your ANKLE, WRISTS, or BACK. It is a good idea to wear around 0.5kg ~ 1kg in the beginning and work your way up. You
can also bring a BACK PACK and use it as a BACK WEIGHT. Load it up with heavy books, a laptop, a tripod or walking snacks for everyone~!
Most of the places we go hiking have wonderful outdoor gyms. We can try PULL-UPs, PUSH-UPs,SIT-UPs, etc.Let's do it!
- if you are interested in taking some good pictures and especially night shots, it will be a good
- You would better bring a SLR camera to adjust the shutter speed and aperture manually.
So you can find proper setting. You don't have be a professional but need some passion for this!
- bring a tripod for stability.you can take adventage of some obstacles instead
- As we will find a best place and will be taking break,you can enjoy taking pictures of view and
some objects you want to take constantly
When you join first time, to read below to know more about night hiking!
some people think hiking is just for physical exercise but hiking say much more other things.
To get rid of stress is the key to live in modern society and get some good inspiration is not easy
from busy life. Hiking in mountain implies more about creativities,happiness,cure of mind,etc
the hiking in seoul is very busy in day time,but it is very quiet and peaceful at night!
* sometimes we walk some part of han river, town(Insadong,Hongdae,Myeongdong) together
It feels like real urban hike along the waves of people and crowded street and with nature!
♣ sometimes we walk 2 mountains next to each other,such as
- Achasan and Yongmasan, sometimes till Mang-u san,
- Ansan and Baekryeonsan,
- Daemosan and Guryongsan
♣ night hiking
- Normally, we walk around 2~2.5 hours / 6~8km.We finish around 1030PM, so you will be able to take the subway home since they run until about midnight.
- most of time we hike for 30~60 minutes ascending and break for 30 minutes and descend
- most of time,we hike with moonlights even without lantern.you can prepare lantern.
- night hiking is very safe,as we have been hiking for 4 years and we don't cancel in rainy day.we
hike on rain coats or umbrella.we hike a bit short and take some time to enjoy rain in a cafe or etc
♣ Mountains we will hike
1.Nam san (262m) : middle of seoul, namsan tower, seoul fortress
2.Buk-ak san (342m) : Jong-ro,Seo-dae-mun,Gang-buk gu,the mountain behind of presidential
3.In-wang san (338m) : Jong-ro,Seo-dae-mun, next to Buk-ak san,Inwang sa temple zen rock,Seoul
4.Baek-ryeon san(215m) : west, Seodaemun,Hongdae,
5.An san(295.5 m) :west, Yonsei Univ, Seodaemun prison park
6.Su-rak san (638m 2,093ft) : No-won gu,beautiful rocky mountain,border of Nam-yang-ju,Ui-joeng-bu
7.Bul-am san(508m) : No-won gu, a giant rocky peak
8.A-cha san (287meter high): east,gang-dong gu,gwang-jin gu,han river view,remains of fortress
from Goguryo Dynasty,border of Guri city
9.Yong-ma san (348 m) : next to A-cha san
10.Mang-u san (281 m) : national cemetery of patriots,poems,writers
11.Cheong-gye san(618m) : Gang-nam,soil terrain and hiking trails,seoul grand park
12.Gwan-ak san (632m 2,073ft) : Gang-nam,Iconic mountain of gangnam and Seoul National Univ
13.Dae-mo san (292m) : Gangnam,Gaepodong
14.Gu-ryong san (306m) : next to Daemosan
15.U-myeon san (313m) : Korea art center
16.Eung-bong san (94m) : Gwang-jin gu,next to han river,artificial rock climbing
Not only will you benefit your body, but your mind as well.
- See the real world closely.
- Breathe naturally and relaxing on your mind.
- Gain a balance of your body and mind.
- Ready for peaceful soul
Walking has many diverse advantages towards your emotions and imagination as well as to your
mind. Most people only think about the physical benefits of walking and running. However, we need
to walk in order to rid ourselves of stress, gain peace of mind, and be able to see the real society
closely. Walking is the best way to gain balance in life. Drinking can easily relax you, but that can
fade quickly. Walking is a kind of way to meditate and finding yourself.
- There are several different types of walking.
Walk the road that you have never walked before.
Walk the road that you walk almost every day.
Walk the road that you've walked a long time ago, so that you feel at ease.
Walk the road that is not crowded, such as a field at rural cities.
Walk the road that is very crowded and see unexpected and diverse things.
Walk the road in the mountains, so that you can experience the effects of elevations,wonderful fresh
Walk long or short distances.
Walk fast or leisurely.
Walk wide roads together with friends and enjoy talking.
Walk narrow paths alone.
We are all human travelers in this same space and time of our lives~!
♣ Open horizons to Korea, Explore the Real Korea, hike in nature!
♣ Love nature~! Let's spend at least a day with nature on the weekends!
♣ Meet new people and make friends~!
♣ NATURE and CULTURE and PEOPLE come together with the SEOUL HIKING GROUP!*
Seoul - Korea (South)
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 PM