November 14, 2010

Geumjeongsan, Busan

We left Beomeosa Temple and hiked up Geumjeong Mountain.

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

The path was established so it was not a difficult hike. It was beautiful and lush. 

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

At the beginning of the track, the rocks were partly covered by water.

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was mostly rocks later…

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

and steps going up and up. This mountain is Busan’s most popular hiking destination. We came across many locals going up with hiking gear and supplies… We were getting worried as we were in shorts, t-shirts and “city” walking shoes. We had no food nor water…

Chinese Astibe © Evelyn Howard 2010

There was not a lot of flowers but I saw this Chinese Astibe

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

After a while (an hour maybe), we reached an opening. There was a group of people singing and having fun. We watch them for a little while…

Geumjeong Mountain, Busan © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was very misty and quite beautiful. But sometimes we could only see about 5 feet in front of us.


I hope you have enjoyed the photos.  The peak is is 801.5 meters/2629 feet, but I am afraid this is as far as we went.

Not many people were going beyond this point and we were not able to read the signs (in Korean) to know which direction to go for sure!

So we decided that was as far as we were going.

When we reached the town at the foothill, it was lunch time.


We were glad to find a restaurant to relax for a little while. The main meal came with pickles on the side… including kimchi (fermented vegetables, usually cabbage).


We ordered quite randomly by pointing at photos. The dish on the left is rice and on the right is noodles. My husband enjoyed his rice dish, but I found my noodles too sweet. It was not the best meal I have had, but it was all part of the experience of travelling :).

It was a fun day out.


Kaori said...

Love the first photo, Evelyn! Those rocks look very hard to climb! But that bibinpa (the rice dish?) looks really good :-D

yoon see said...

Thanks for sharing Evelyn, I love all the photos here, including your friendly smile here!

Great time travelling and I heart the food you enjoyed here too!

Kala said...

A fabulous hike (even if you weren't really dressed for it) followed by a yummy lunch (the rice looks so good). Sounds like a great time!

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