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Autumn colored tricolor seoul landscape - Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Korea

Maple tree I met at the beginning of the road to Sammaksa

Autumn colored tricolor seoul landscape

Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Korea

Rivers, mountains, and fields are all over the country. Seoul's fall is no exception, so you can feel a deep fall by selling a little bit. Enjoy the autumn scenery of Seoul by walking through the forest path from the entrance to Gwanaksan Mountain Trail at the entrance of Gwanaksan Mountain at the main gate of Seoul National University.
From the yellow ginkgo grove to the shining night view of Seoul
When you enter the entrance of Seoul Forest 9, there is a colony of ginkgo trees on the left. Although it is not large in size, dense ginkgo groves are colored yellow by forming a forest. There are many ginkgo trees in Seoul, but most of them are Garosu-gil, which is lined with two lines. However, Ginkgo biloba in Seoul Forest formed a colony in one place.
Seoul Forest Ginkgo Community
As if the bamboo forest covered the sky, the ginkgo forest covered the sky. People sit on benches all over the place to read books, talk or share food. Enjoy the romance of the ginkgo grove properly.
Seoul Forest Maple Road
Exit the ginkgo grove and look around the forest in Seoul. The scenery with the pond is soft. The red maple road stands out on the way to the hills of the wind. I fold it with my legs on the deer's beach. Overlooking a deer enjoying a relaxing time under the trees in autumn. The branches of the weeping willows on the shore of the lake flutter under the snow. In the distance, the summit of Eungbongsan Mountain is visible.
Seoul Forest Deer Vendor
As you continue along the bridge, the road meets the Han River dune bikes and pedestrian roads. The sunset is short, and the sunset blooms early. The silhouette of Donghodaegyo Bridge and Oksudong Hill creates a deep autumn evening landscape with the Han River shining in gold.
Han River Dunchi-gil, where the sunset is colored
When you go back to Jungnangcheon, which flows into the Han River, you will see a low bridge. It is a so-called rainbow bridge. Cross the bridge and turn left and walk about 630m until you reach the Kumho Passing Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and exit at the right exit. If you cross the crossing and go about 50m, you will see another crossing. If you walk across the street and walk to the right, there is a staircase going up to Eungbong Mountain next to the road.
Birds leisurely enjoying the sunset of the Han River
Eungbongsan Mountain is less than 100m high, so you can climb it easily. A sperm was located in the summit. It is said that Taejo Lee Seong-gye, who founded Joseon, hunted hawks here. It has been said that many people have come here to enjoy the scenery of the Hangang River as one of the most renowned places in Seoul to enjoy the scenery.
Night view from Eungbong Mountain

As the sun goes down, a street lamp lights up on the Eungbongsan Trail. Eungbongsan Mountain is widely known as a night view location. The forest of Gangnam, the apartment complex of Apgujeong-dong, the cars on and off the road, the street lights, and the lights on the bridge along the Han River combine to create a spectacular night scene.

Night view from Eungbong Mountain
Exotic scenery created by Metasequoia and Italian Poplar

From the bus stop in front of Exit 7 of Dangsan Station, take the metro 9707 and get off at the next stop (Nanji Hangang Park), and you will see the World Cup Park Metasequoia Road.

Metasequoia trees lined up on a 900 m straight trail. Right next to the Metasequoia Road, an Italian poplar tree, much taller than this, made a huge barrier.

World Cup Park Metasequoia Road
A trail made by two giant trees gathers at that end to a vanishing point. People walking from the vanishing point feel like a haze. In this landscape, I think it would be nice if there was at least one person passing by a bicycle, but a bicycle slowly approached from a distance. A bike runs around the dirt road. The trail looks more fresh.
World Cup Park Metasequoia Road
Even after the Metasequoia Road, the trail continues. If you follow the path, the path to Heaven Park and the path to Peace Square and World Cup Stadium are divided.
The landscape lined with Italian poplars is also unusual.

When you climb the sky park, the silver grass shakes against the backdrop of the end of the sunset. When going back, choose the stairs. At the beginning of the stairs, Seomyeon World Cup Stadium, Peace Park, and the Han River can be seen at a glance. The trees in the park stained with autumn leaves are burning.

World Cup Park from the stairs going up to Sky Park
Burning mountain

In front of Gwanak Mountain Trail, the main gate of Seoul National University, we meet autumn on a 4.4km mountain path leading to Sammaksa Temple in front of Gwanak Mountain City Library.

Walk along a gentle pavement similar to flat land. The trees covered the sky and red maple leaves all over the place attract attention. If the base of the mountain is this much, I would like to see the autumn leaves over the top. There are several paths, but you only need to follow the paved highway. At the end of the pavement, you meet a maple tree that has been properly watered. People coming and going are too busy gathering around the trees and taking pictures.

Gwanaksan City Library at the entrance of Gwanaksan Trail
There is a wave of yellow and red autumn leaves all over the mountain road, which is 100 m from there. People who stopped walking while taking pictures fill the road. Mountain roads are also stagnant. After the colors of the leaves are carved on the whole body, people begin to walk step by step. Dirt roads, stone roads, and wooden stairs repeatedly appear without steep climbs. A wooden table and a chair were placed in a wide area under the shade of a tree. It may be an implied middle shelter. Many people sit around and relax or eat food. “Sammaksa 1.8km” was written on the milestone. Now it's over half a bit.
Maple tree at the entrance to Sammaksa
It is an uphill road from here to the tortoise rock before Sammaksa Temple. There is also a section known as the so-called 'Kalkkeokgae'. However, as you go uphill and step by step, depending on your fitness level, you will find yourself arriving at the target. If you give up because it is difficult, you can only reach that day. The same goes for living the world. When I meet a steep uphill road, I sometimes think of myself in the past, present and future. Then he took a slow step.
Autumn forest road
People who have already arrived at the turtle rock lay down the mats and chuckle like a elementary school student on a picnic and share lunch. Autumn leaves have already fallen from the hillside to the turtle rock. It was piled up with faded leaves. In the woods overlooking the tortoise rock, the foliage is spreading. You can see Gwanaksan summit in the distance.
You can see Gwanaksan summit in the distance.
It is a downhill pavement about 600 meters from Turtle Rock to Sammaksa Temple. Because it was a different slope from the road that came up, the autumn leaves were dyed properly along the road.
The Maaebu Island I met while going to Sammaksa Temple from Turtle Rock

When they arrive, Sammaksa is crowded with people. Sammaksa Temple originated from the excitement of Wonhyo, costumes, and Yoonpil in the 17th year of King Munmu of Silla (677). After that, Dosunguksa Temple enshrined the Buddha and named it Gwaneumsa. After Ambassador Muhak of Joseon Dynasty resigned the temple, he acted as a treasure trove to the south of Hanyang. In modern times, Ji Seok-young, who practiced the Jongdu Act, built and built Baekryeonam. There is still a turtle 'gu' that was engraved when the operation was retired. There is also a three-story stone pagoda known to have been built to commemorate the killing of the leader Salitai in the battle of Incheongseong, Yongin, the monk of this temple during the war against Mongolia during the Goryeo Dynasty.

Sammaksa Three-story Stone Pagoda

The mountain that embraces Sammaksa is burning with autumn leaves. An old temple courtyard built over 1,300 years ago, sits beneath a yellow ginkgo tree and gazes out over the mountains. More than 1,300 autumns have already passed through this place!

Autumn scenery at Sammaksa
Travel information

Seoul Forest
-Address: 273 Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
-Inquiries: 02-460-2905

World Cup Park
-Address: 243-60 World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
-Inquiries: 02-300-5501

Restaurants near
Badalby: Hanjeongsik / 17 Bongcheon-ro 12-gil, Gwanak-gu / 02-889-2600


Brotherhood: Directly grilled, sundubu / Mapo-gu World Cupbuk-ro 396 / 02-3152-8895

The M Hotel: 120 World Cup Buk-ro, Mapo-gu / 02-336-0001


Hotel Vision: 277 Gosan-ro, Seongdong-gu / 02-2296-2244


※ The above information was updated in September 2016, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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