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7 Places To Visit In Autumn In Seoul To Chase This Year’s Fall Colors

Fall is considered the best time to travel to South Korea. The leaves changing color from a vibrant green to a rich palette of red, orange and yellow typically marks the onset of autumn. Autumn in Seoul offers cool and crisp weather, breathtaking foliage and stunning views of the enchanting fall colors. Usually, September, October and November are the best months to take a fall foliage trip.

Top 7 Places To Visit In Autumn In Seoul

We have shortlisted 7 places that boast a high volume of visitors during autumn in Seoul. Read on to find out what makes these destinations remarkably beautiful in this season:

1. Naejangsan Mountain

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Naejangsan Mountain is one of the most popular destinations to witness autumn weather in Seoul. It is exceptionally famous for its brilliant crimson foliage, lush waterfalls and 600-year-old nutmeg trees. The mountain is home to two ancient Buddhist temples. The tree-lined path from Hiking Information Center to Naejangsa Temple, one of the temples, is known for its canopy of azaleas and cherry blossom trees.

How to reach: Take the KTX train from Yongsan Station to Jeong-eup Station. Then, proceed to take a local bus to Naejangsan National Park.

2. Seoraksan Mountain

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Although there are numerous places to visit in Seoul in autumn, the mountains are still considered a quintessential destination. This year, the leaves are expected to change color around late September at Seoraksan Mountain. If you plan to hike, some of the best foliage spots that you shouldn’t miss include are Cheonbuldong Valley, Osaek Mineral Spring, Osaek Jujeongol and Baekdam Valley.

How to reach: Take a bus to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal from Seoul Express Bus Terminal. Then, proceed to take bus number 7 or 7-1 to Seoraksan Sogongwon Bus Stop. The park is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop.

3. Daedunsan Mountain

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Daedunsan is one of the most dramatic mountains to hike in the autumn months in Seoul. The unique harmony of rocky peaks and the bright colors of autumnal leaves is simply breathtaking. You can take advantage of the Daedun cable car to take lots of photos from up above. The cable car takes you to right in front of the Cloud Bridge which is a popular suspension bridge in Daedunsan.

How to reach: Get to Seobu and grab the green city bus number 34 from the stop in front or back of the Daejeon Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal. It leaves every 45 minutes, starting at 6 AM. It’s about an hour’s ride to Daedunsan, the last stop on the route.

4. Namsan Tower

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The trees at Namsan are their most vibrant in autumn in Seoul 2022 with shades of gold, vermillion, tangerine and ochre. The reason why the vast majority of couples travel to Namsan Tower is to put love locks on the fence located at the base of the tower. There are round mirrors placed methodically at every curve on your way to Namsan Tower where you can take a selfie with your significant other.

How to reach: From Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 3), take the free yellow and green, hourly shuttle bus service to Namsan Cable Car Station.

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