Korea encore – Namsan hiking

Arrived early Monday morning at Incheon Airport, my second trip to South Korea

Incheon Airport 2012

Didn’t plan much. Started wandering from Namdaemun Market and ended up hiking to (Mt) Namsan. Seoul skyline at the beginning of the “hike”…

Seoul city skyline

An ordinary but famous staircase, made popular by drama Lovely Kim Sam-soon

Seoul Kim Sam Soon staircase

First glimpse of N Seoul Tower, probably the bluest sky I’ve ever seen in Seoul…

Korea N Seoul Tower

Loving the natural landscape – pretty unique for someone from a tropical country…

Namsan nature landscape

There are many trails that lead to N Seoul Tower – I took the easiest one (~ 1.2 kilometres in distance) lol. Every journey begins with small steps…

Hiking Seoul Mount Namsan

First glimpse of the Seoul Fortress (and more steps)…

Namsan Seoul Fortress

Vandalism and love…

Seoul Namsan vandalism

I wonder why there are so many shells in the forest…

Forest shells in Seoul Namsan

A mid-level “photo island” observation deck, (Mt) Bukhansan could be seen afar…

Namsan Jamdoobong photo island

Seoul Central District (Jung-gu). Seoul is a mountainous city btw…

Seoul Jung-gu central district

What an outfit for hiking…

Stylish Namsan hiker

My favourite shot of the day…

Namsan N Seoul Tower

63 City, once the tallest skyscraper in Asia, and Hangang (Han River). It’s actually pretty far, had to zoom to the max with my telephoto lens to take the picture…

Seoul 63 City and Han River

N Seoul Tower and the nearby pavilion. Arrived…

N Seoul Tower and Namsan Pavilion

Pucca – one of Korea’s most successful animation products…

Pucca and Namsan character shop

Locks of Love revisited…

Namsan padlocks of love

Entrance to the Teddy Bear Museum…

N Seoul Tower Teddy Bear Museum

Coffee break. As old saying goes… reaching the top is only halfway of the journey…

Coffee break at N Seoul Terrace

Wanted to hike all the way down from a different route, but gave up as the slope was a bit too straining. Took a bus back to Namdaemun instead lol…

Hiking down Seoul Mt Namsan

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    ha ha…at least u can finally hike after shaving off some weight…Tai

    • The weight is still there haha, but fitness wise better prepared. And surprisingly my body didn’t ache a single bit the next morning, which is cool.

  2. korea again? maybe can c full cherry blossom this time.

  3. Very nice pictures, have fun in Seoul ;)

  4. I’m indeed deeply impressed with your photos…artistic masterpiece…(火星女)

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