Autumn in Seoul is absolutely wonderful – The leaves turn crisp and rich shades of yellow, red, orange and brown, the air is chilly, and you can start pulling out your light coats and scarves.
It boasts the perfect weather to walk around outside, bask in the cool breeze and to take in the gorgeous landscapes. Here’s our list of the best in Seoul for you to take in the beautiful fall foliage and take the best Instapics. Head to them quickly before winter hits!
1. World Cup Park
Made up of five parks, World Cup Park is lined with endless nature paths.
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It also holds the Seoul Eulalia Festival at the top of the park to highlight the blooming field of reeds every autumn.
2. Garosugil (Sinsadong)
Garosugil means “street with trees” and it definitely is lined with lots of them, especially Ginkgo trees. Enjoy taking in these towering trees with yellow fan-shaped leaves as you shop along the streets or sip a cup of coffee.
3. Samcheongdong-gil Road
The scenic stone wall road that runs beside Gyeongbokgung Palace is perfect for taking a stroll during autumn.
4. Gilsangsa Temple
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Gilsangsa Temple is surrounded by many old trees and beautiful autumn leaves. It’s the perfect place to take a leisurely walk since the environment is peaceful and airy.
5. Deoksugung Palace
6. Bongeunsa Temple
The summer hues of pink and white are replaced with shades of orange, yellow, and some green at Bongeunsa Temple – all against a serene backdrop of the Buddha statue.
7. Dosan Memorial Park
A small but peaceful park, Dosan Memorial Park is full of golden autumn leaves and is a popular destination for office workers to enjoy a walk during their lunch breaks.
There are many more autumn foliage spots in & around Seoul. The easiest way to check them out is to sign up for a day tour, which can take you to the best fall foliage destinations in the vicinity of Seoul at the moment.
Or if you’d like to check out more picturesque places across Korea to enjoy the fall foliage this autumn, try this tour! You can choose from the most popular fall foliage spots in Korea such as Seoraksan, Naejangsan, Odaesan, and Daedunsan.
8. Mt. Bukhansan
Located in Bukhansan National Park, it is designated as Korea’s 15th national park. It is also one of the many rock climbing spots you can try out! Baegundae Peak is the highest point of this mountain, and you can see as far as Hangang River from the top.
Apart from Baegundae Peak, Bukhansan is filled with multiple peak points which you can hike, depending on the various hiking courses you decide to take. We offer you a Basic route which takes you through numerous unknown yet beautiful spots, and an Advanced route for those daring to take the 7 hour climbing course! well, what are you waiting for?
9. Mt. Gwanaksan
Mt. Gwanaksan is located in southern Seoul, and most trails are of moderate difficulty. The rocky valleys in Mt. Gwanaksan are perfect spots for an introduction to rock climbing. The peak is at 630m, providing a beautiful view of southern Seoul and Lotte World Tower.
Hiking the Gwanaksan Basic Route will take you through 6 different picturesque peaks to admire.
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