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photoSeoul Hiking Group! Open Horizons to Korea~!



Hi~! all!


We will hike at stunning beautiful Seonyudong(meaning zenmaster play valley) valley in Mungyeong, one of best of those and with remains of cultural heritage!


The heat of city is already melting people! Don't get annoyed!


The river valley in mountain is full of water, the green greener colors and the sounds of flowing water made so vivid!!!! It offer such an amazing healing chilling cool happy happy hike!


Yes!, it's time to enjoy hiking in valley, hike as long as you want and jump into the water anytime! such a great way to enjoy the heat of summer and cool water! most of trails are well-arranged and flat, crossing river couple of times on the stepping stones.


This picture is the most iconic rock on this valley! Heart Rock!



And then, we stay right next to the valley, we can camp or anyone can stay at pension on your choice, we enjoy the healing freshness of nature with camp fire, marshmallow making!  



 Next day, after some fresh morning walk and delicious breakfast, probably some stretching yoga, we head to Mungyeongsaejae where we can enjoy railbiking, or another hike to fortress and along the river! There is a trail to Juheulsan which is one of the most stunning view along the Baekdudaegan(korean backbone mountain)

Summer is amazing beautiful when we hike in valley!
Join this trip and be grateful with nature!

please,read more about (scroll down)1.Seonyudong Valley, 2.MUNGYEONGSAEJAE, 3.RAILBIKING, 4.GUNSHOOTING

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♣ Accomodation options (choose one and delete the rest) : A,B,C
A. accomodation : sharing a room(kitchen,bathroom) with travelers in pension.Beddings are provided. Pricing around 15K ~25k won depending on room.pay cash on the day

B. Rent a tent and a sleeping (YES or NO) : 7Kwon per person and sharing a tent with 2~6 people.diverse size of tent , so please claim the size of tent.limited to 20 person.

C. IN THIS YEAR, OUTDOOR will be yours with your own tent and sleeping bag!
ORDER YOUR OWN POP-UP TENT (price range 40k won ~ )
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order your own SLEEPING BAG (price range 10k won ~ )
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♣ How to Join
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Please hurry to sign up as it's very popular trip,it's filling up very fast~
Spread the world and bring your friends!


1) Join Seoul Hiking Group then RSVP on the event.
2) Like -> click! "http://www.facebook.c..."
3) to book,Please wire in advance(58,000won,kookmin bank,762301-04-223562, 김승일(Seoul Hiking)


58,000won includes
- 2 day bus transportation
- Sat BBQ dinner, beef,pork,chicken, lots of veggies(10 more +),bread ,seasonal fruits,
- Bonfire, Marshmellow, 
- Sunday Breakfast, sandwiches or Peanut Butter &Jelly

: pay the day of (only if spots are available)
55USD to seoulhiking@gmail.com(including paypal fee,exchange rate) Paypal is easy to setup and can pay with your card (www.paypal.com)

for those who travelled with us previously:
you’re eligible for a discount.
If you travelled with the Seoul Hiking Group before:
1~2times/ -₩2,000
3~4times/ -₩4,000
5~6times/ -₩6,000
7~8times/ -₩8,000
9~14times/ -₩10,000
15~19times/-₩12,000
20times more/-₩14,000


Choose your option:
A. minus ₩5,000: (Now) ~ Friday,27th,May
B. minus ₩3,000: 28th ~ Friday,3rd,June

(2).After you have wired the money to my account please copy, paste and modify the following:
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1.TITLE: Mungyeong Valley Hiking,Camping,Railbiking,ShootingRange
2.FULL NAME :
3.exat time and when and how much you wired :
4.where you take the bus at : (PLEASE choose one : Hapjeong,Sinyongsan stn, Express bus terminal,Jamsil)
5.Accomodation options (choose one and delete the rest) : A,B,C
A. accomodation 
B. Rent a tent and a sleeping 
C. your own tent and sleeping bag!
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there is no exception for this rule to any friends!
CLICK below TO REQUEST REFUND -> http://2url.kr/hXT...
when you fill the above,there is timestamp to request refund.by the time
* when 3 day earlier than the departure
cancellation fee : 10,000won.
You can also save the money for the credit of future trip, then ZERO cancellation fee.
*IMPORTANT) 48~24Hours before departure : 50% refund
*IMPORTANT) 24 hours before departure : you can use 30,000won as a credit for the future trip.or you can get back 20,000won to your bank account.
*IMPORTANT) NO SHOW UP,NO REFUND


- please,click the link for map below for the first timers!
- be there 10 min early,bus never wait for the late

730AM:Hapjeong 합정 stn, Line2&6, Exit8,7/11
745AM:Sinyongsan 신용산 stn,line4,exit2
8AM:Express bus terminal 고속터미널 stn. exit8
830AM: Jukjeon Highway (check the map for the firsttimer)



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♣ Itinerary
- When date gets closer, preparation,map and hiking information will be updated!

Sat,6PM dinner
Sun,8AM Breakfast
Sun,11AM railbiking , shooting range
Sun,12PM Mungyeongsaejae, Hiking 
Sun,4PM Departure for Seoul, arrival 7ish depending on traffic


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♣ About Chartered Bus
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* Please feel free to ask questions. I will try to answer them as best as I can.
Please try to reach me via Facebook rather than text messages and phone calls.
Please take time to read the events thoroughly before messaging me. I work full-time so it’s difficult to answer messages/phone calls throughout the day.

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And enjoy trip for free!
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* If you’re interested in traveling anywhere in Korea, I would love to help you organize it!
Many of the trips we go on start out as a request from our members. So, please let me know if they’re places you would like to visit and I can try my best to organize it.
* If you suggest a trip the SHG has never done before (and we organize it!) you can attend that trip for free!

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Wanted! 도우미를 신청하시면 무료로 여행에 참여하실 수 있습니다.
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The Seoul Hiking Group is helped run by several friends like you! Many of our volunteers are workers, teachers, etc. in Korea!
We are looking for volunteers who want more experience from a trip. If you’re looking to get more involved and believe you can take initiative by helping to communicate then consider applying to be a volunteer with us.
If you believe you want to help and be active, you should apply. This is a great way for you to get more experience in your life and will naturally help improve your way of living! You’ll learn how to be more social, improve your communication skills, meet from people all over the world, and meet people who are just as open-minded as you. This is an amazing opportunity for you to make social connections and gain confidence in yourself! Once you join one of our events, and prove that you can take the role of leading a trip, then you can apply to be a helper for future events~
We are looking for people who have experience in; hiking, camping, outdoors activities, scouts, non-profit organizations, travellers, However, previous experience is not required!
If you’re interested, please email a brief introduction to seoulhiking@gmail.com

Thanks


♣ Outdoor Nature is good for us! So many mental and physical benefits!
♣ Trips are open to everyone. New-comers are more than welcome!
♣ Love nature~! Let’s explore and experience all that South Korea has to offer!
♣ Embrace Culture and meet same-minded People
♣ People come together and make life long memories with the SEOUL HIKING GROUP~!


Save friends from hustle and bustle of city!
Invite them along and show them all that Korea has to offer~!
Have a nice day~!
Warren~~!


MORE ABOUT
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1.Seonyudong Valley 
It is the best of those that are called Seonyudong as a scenic spot. Huge rocks that hundreds of people can sit on lie flat like a marble surface. Naturally layered gigantic rocks look as if they were built artificially. Crystal clear water flows constantly between uniquely layered marble-like bedrock, show another splendid work of nature. It is called Sogeumgang (little Geumgang Mountain) with its wonderful views and its clear water, well-known for its superiority.
It is one of the one hundred most beautiful views and has the greatest water in Korea. The great scholar Goun Choi Chi Won said this place is better than the Hongyudong Valley in Hapcheon, Haeinsa. This valley is divided into nine beautiful scenic spots called Seonyugugok, so each valley has its own unique beauty with big old pine trees, still keeping ancient shapes.
On Gwalandam (observation point) of this valley there is a site, Okhajungtuh, which was where Namhanjo made a gazebo and Doam Ijae established Dunsanjungsa in Yongchudong and educated younger men. Hakcheonjeong was established in 1906 to commemorate his feats by those students who cherished him. On the right there is a gazebo which stands in epic harmony with the surroundings. On a massive rock wall behind the pavilion there is an inscription: san go su jang (the mountain is high and the river is long). Chilwujeong, another gazebo on the observation point was built in 1927 by Wueun, Wuseok and others whose names contain the character Wu, hence the name chil (7) Wu. It is said that King Euichin made this name. A rock in front of Hakcheonjon is inscribed with seon yu dong and seok mun (stone door), but there is no stone door, and it is said that the engraving was done by Choi Chi Won. 


2.MUNGYEONGSAEJAE, 
There are 3 legendary boundary gates at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, on rough mountaintops, which are reputed to be too tall for even birds to fly over. 
Mungyeongsaejae, which overlays Mt. Joryeongsan, has always been the highest and most dangerous mountain pass. It was cleared during the time of Kim Taejong (reign 1400~1418) of Joseon Period, and was used until a new road was built through the Ihwaryeong Gyegok Valley. 
The boundary gates and castle walls were raised here after the Japanese Invasion of Korea (1592 and 1598). The second boundary gate, Jogokgwan, was raised in 1594, and in 1708 Juheulgwan and Joryeonggwan were raised and were used as fortresses for national defense. They were damaged after that point, but in 1966 the No. 1, 2, and 3 boundary gates and castle walls were designated collectively as historical relic No. 147 and were later restored in 1976. 
Take the big road beside boundary gate No. 1 of southeastern Korea, Juheulgwan, for about 1.5km and you’ll arrive at Joryeongwon. There are only stonewalls left from the many inn-like dwellings, which were built to accommodate government officials on official tour. Past the tavern, which was restored in 1983, you’ll reach the Jogokgwan. The area around Jogokgwan is famous for its birch trees, and the Mungyeongsaejae Revolt Monument can be seen on the left side of the road. 
It’s 3.4km from Jogokgwan to Joryeonggwan, through a walkway with its harmonious scenery of rocks and cool streams. Instead of taking the big road, you can take the road with the sounds of stream water, to a waterfall. 30 minutes farther and you’ll arrive at Hyeguksa Temple. 
Hyeguksa Temple is at the edge of Juheulsan, and is the place where King Gongmin (reign 1351~1374) stayed while avoiding the peasant uprising. Past Hyeguksa Temple and the Royal Palace about 1km, you’ll reach the sacred peak of Mt, Juheulsan. The view of the winding mountain ranges from the mountaintop is spectacular. From the mountain top, past the valley, is Jogokgwan. 
The 3rd boundary gate is at Juheulsan (1,106m), and it takes about 4~5 hours to get to Jogokgwan from Juheulgwan. The area was designated as a Provincial Park in 1981. 
KBS drama studio is located in Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, specializing in historical dramas, and it is the largest scale studio in the world. There are three palaces and many houses from the Goryeo Period, spread over 60,000 m2.

3.RAILBIKING - 4 person on a railbike, bike along the abandoned train rail along with picturesque mountains and rivers! (15,000won per person/Duration 1Hour)

4.GUNSHOOTING - wow, is it really a place to shoot real gun in Korea? yes, there are 3 types of gun. price 4K,15K,20K different.

Seoul - Korea (South)

Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 AM

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