Eungbongsan (Mountain) 응봉산
Open all year round.
Eungbong Station (Jungang line, exit 1). Turn left upon exit. Walk along the road as the train line. At the first junction, turn right. Turn left at the next junction. Walk straight ahead and take the stairs up the mountain. 10 mins walk.
The Eungbongsan (Mountain) got its name from its shape resembling that of a hawk. Joseon Dynasty kings are said to have come here to hunt so it was called 'hawk peak'.
On the mountain peak at 95.3m, there is an octagonal pavilion, attracting visitors and photographers with its magnificent view of Han River, Seoul Forest, Jamsil Sports Complex and eastern part of Seoul.
Eungbongsan (mountain) is known for its sunrise event on the first day of the year. Every April, Forsythia Festival was held here when forsythia (yellow flowers) covers the entire mountain creating a spectacular scenery.
TIPS: Popular Walking Routes between Eungbongsan and Seoul Forest
There are 2 walking paths between Eungbongsan and Seoul Forest, particularly popular in spring. Visitors continued from Forsythia viewing at Eungbongsan to Cherry Blossoms appreciation at Seoul Forest.
Routes to Seoul Forest:
[shorter route] Get down from the stairs of Eungbongsan to a platform with pedestrian path leading to Yongbigyo Bridge crossing and straight to Seoul Forest.
[longer route] Get down from Eungbongsan. Follow the dotted path on the map and cross the underpass to the riverside. Walk across Jungnangcheon Stream via the pedestrian bridge. Turn right after the bridge and walk around the corner of Hangang Waterside Park and get on the Footbridge leading direct to Seoul Forest. From the footbridge, you can get awesome view of the cherry blossom trees (in Spring) and deer corral below.
From Seoul Forest, you can take the subway from Seoul Forest Station (Bundang Line) to your next destination.
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