Explore the Seoraksan National Park and discover one of South Korea's most imposing peaks on this Mt Seoraksan day tour from Seoul. Travel by cable car up to the Gwongeumseong peak and enjoy panoramic views over the valleys below. Follow walking routes through the forest to Sinheungsa Temple, where a statue of The Great Unification Buddha sits in contemplation. Listen as a guide sheds light on South Korea's Buddhist heritage, and enjoy a delicious lunch of Korean speciality dishes.
Following a morning pickup from your centrally located Seoul hotel, travel with a guide to the Seoraksan National Park. Home to mighty Mt Seoraksan ' the third highest peak in South Korea ' the park sits on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula in the Taebaek Mountain range, where rugged ridges of granite and gneiss dominate the landscape.
On arrival, take the cable car to the Gwongeumseong peak and admire breathtaking views over the surrounding valleys. Head onward through dense forest to Sinheungsa Temple, home to a 62 foot (18.9 meter) gilt-bronze statue of The Great Unification Buddha.
Perhaps take a moment to explore a few of the smaller temples and hermitages hiding in the hillsides. Then, visit a local restaurant and enjoy an authentic Korean meal of grilled fish or beef shabu-shabu (hot pot), accompanied by rice and several side dishes.
When your meal is over, hop back into your vehicle and return to your Seoul hotel to conclude your tour.