The most popular place to hike near Seoul is Bukhansan National Park (북한산국립공원), a massive area to the north of the city that encompasses Bukhansan and Dobongsan. I usually go there to follow trails up to the peaks, but when I decided to take the 둘레길 route for a change, I found some really interesting scenery. I got off the subway at Dobongsan station (도봉산역), walked through the market stalls and crowds of weekend hikers, and then just followed the 'Dulegil signs' ...
|Cute cartoon squirrel, helping you to identify trees by their leaves|
|I never knew this beautiful temple was here ...|
|Painted scenes on the walls around the outside of the temple|
|Traditional Korean style blue roof|
|I ended up not far from where I'd started, near the next subway stop, Dobong Station (도봉역)|