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Daedunsan Mountain- A Picturesque Landscape With Thrilling Views

While it might not be Korea’s tallest peak, it’s definitely one of the most memorable tourist attractions for days. Yes, Daedunsan Mountain spells an adventurous hiking adventure. In other words, it’s going to leave you spellbound with its impressive views and picture-perfect landscapes.

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But what truly makes this mountain so special is the giant suspension bridge. While the peak itself stands at 2880 feet tall, the long suspension bridge hangs at about 80 meters or 432 feet from above the ground. So what does that leave viewers with? Well, you can think of it as a view comprising of blissfully rugged terrain, surely not a sight for the faint-hearted.

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Once you arrive at the mountain, you can reach the top via two methods. Firstly, it’s a pretty tough and demanding hike, definitely not an easy one for sure. On the other hand, there’s also a cable car that takes you all the way to the top. And as expected, we’d probably recommend it as a more friendly traveling option.

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Arriving at your destination- Daedunsan Mountain

You need to get yourself towards Seobu, and then grab the famous Green City Bus number 34. After a one hour ride towards Daedunsan, you’ll get down and walk towards a hill that leads to the peak. It takes travelers around 20 minutes from the bus station towards the cable car’s station.

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A memorable cable car ride up the peak

There’s something so exciting about cable car rides. They’re not only a fun way of exploring during leisure time. But they’re also super memorable too. Most importantly, they make traveling so much more intriguing, giving you views for days.

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And just like that, this cable car ride up Daedunsan Mountain is nothing less than an adventure.

Website: daedunsancablecar.com

On the other hand, you can always opt for hiking too. But beware as the rugged and steep terrain isn’t the easiest. Above all, it’s almost 2 to 3 hours of intense hiking. And only then can you expect to reach the top of the peak.

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For this reason and more, many tourists opt for cable car rides up the mountain and a rather easier hiking journey down the peak. So what’s the view like from above. Well, needless to say, you enter into an enthralling world of amazement. The trees, the skies, the sunshine- it’s magical, to say the least.

Geumgang Gureumdari- hanging suspension bridge

One of the biggest highlights of your journey to Daedunsan Mountain is going to be the hanging suspension bridge. But wait, what’s all the fascination about in the first place?

As the name suggests, this unique offering  is literally ‘hanging.’ And that means 900 feet or 275 meters of pure bliss above the sea level. On the whole, if you’re afraid of heights, this trip surely isn’t for you. But for those in search of a little thrill and adventure, it’s definitely your lucky day!

We’re not going to lie, it’s not an easy journey down that bridge. Although safe from all angles, just the thought of walking above sea level is just daunting. And let’s not forget the remarkably fascinating views that you’re surrounded with. To be honest, it’s a photographer’s dream to catch such glory.

And while posing away with picture perfect lighting during the way, let’s not forget about the strong gusts of wind that truly make it worth your while. There’s truly nothing that compares to this alluring amazement. But again, when you’re so high above the ground, things might get a little daunting. Hence, hold on tight!

Hello Cloud Bridge!

Congratulations for making it this far, that walk towards the end of the Suspension Bridge isn’t easy by any means. But once you’re on the other side, it’s a feeling of sheer victory. But what’s next?

Well, walking forward grants you entry into the cloud bridge. In short, you can think of it as a ladder that leads up to another beautiful peak. You can make your way up that bridge or simply explore the area around you- both options are equally great.

Soak up some glorious sun, amidst some more thrilling views. And before the sun sets, it’s a good idea to make your way downwards, enjoying more glances of nature’s best offerings. If you’re really into some fun, we’d recommend hiking down instead of using the cable car this time.

Hiking adventure of a lifetime- Daedunsan Mountain

Make sure you’ve got the perfect hiking gear by your side because this terrain means real business. Alongside that, you’ll probably require a hiking pole too- that’s literally how rugged and steep this terrain is.

What’s really great is how they’ve established great resting spots in between the hiking trails. And believe it or not, it’s much needed after that intense cardio workout.

Don’t forget to visit the famous mountainside café- it truly gives you forest type rocky vibes. It’s probably something you’d never experience in your life ever. The menu comprising of wholesome and delicious Korean foods- it’s almost as if the menu is fit to provide hikers with an added boost of energy during the trail.

After the short break, you’ll enjoy going down again with a full stomach. Moreover, just be sure to take all the greatness in, one step at a time.

From the moss-covered rocks to the lush greenery spaces, this Korean mountain will leave you speechless. For this reason, one visit to Daedunsan peak is a must for all tourists in search of babbling streams, alongside impressive nature vibes.

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🇵🇰 Majid Mushtaq

Majid Mushtaq is a passionate content creation wizard, Youtuber, traveler, and selfie-fanatic. He is currently living in Seoul and after being bitten by the travel bug, he has been to 25 countries. He loves writing about cultures, technology, food and more food. Gracias :)