Night hiking Inwangsan

Inwangsan, the destination for Seoul Hiking Group’s latest night hike, boasts one of the best views in all of Seoul!  From the top you can see Gyeongbukgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and the Blue House (president’s house).  We met at Dongnimnum station and were immediately greeted by a crescent moon!

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Hiking to the top went smoothly.  We followed an ancient wall taking frequent breaks to take in the view below!

_DSC2172 _DSC2185Nearing the top we saw frequent “No Photos” signs with regular guard towers.  This view was overlooking the president’s house after all!  I was able to secretly snap a few of the cityscape below.  The massive shadowed square with a few temple like structures is Gyeongbukgung Palace.  Behind it, Changdeokgung’s massive shadow sits adjacent to my new apartment!_DSC2199 _DSC2202 _DSC2207

The walk down brought us through a wonderful wooded path.  This quick hike only took about 2 hours so most of us decided to grab a 7-11 beer before parting ways.  Brian and I decided to walk home from there and were rewarded with some amazing night shots of Seoul’s famous palaces!

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

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Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Gyeongbukgung Palace main gate

Changdeokgung Palace main gate

Changdeokgung Palace main gate

Changdeokgung Palace main gate

Changdeokgung Palace main gate

Seoul at night

Seoul at night

 

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