Climbing & Bouldering @ K2 C&F gym [Seoul] – closed from 2019 Feb 28

The first snow has come to Seoul. That means the outdoor rock climbing season is over. In order to be stronger even during the winter, you can go to indoor climbing gyms. Beside the DYNO Wall by The North Face, in Seoul you can also visit K2 Climbing & Fitness (K2 C&F).

I have checked it out recently and I have to say, it’s an awesome climbing gym.

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View to the climbing area from 3. rd floor

How to find it?

Operating hours: Weekdays 9:00~23:00; Saturday: 9:00~21:00; Sunday and holidays: 9:00~18:00

Fee: day pass: 40.000₩; monthly pass: 100.000₩

Address: K2 Sport climbing center, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga 277-70 Seongdong-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Closest subway station: Seongsu Station (Linie 2), Exit 2 or Konkuk University Station (Line 2), Exit 1.

The K2 C&F is located in a building on a main street, where the Eider shop can also be found. You can enter either via the Eider shop or through the entrance on the side road.

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Autumn in Korea – 한국 가을 2018

This is the first time for me to meet the Korean Autumn. Eventhough I already read on the Internet or saw on TV that this is a wonderful time here, I still can’t help but fall in love with it ?.

The weather is not hot anymore, rather cool. You can feel the autumn breeze and also see it taking all the colorful leaves with it. Day by day  you can see the color of your surrounding is changing – on the streets, in the parks or on the mountains. From green to yellow, to orange then red… Then maybe you only see a naked tree left, without any leaf.

Everyday is more beautiful than the previous day…

I went around, enjoying this fabulous scenery and try to capture it with all devices I have. But I only feel helpless, because the reality is much more lively, much more colorful, much more fantastic… No word, no picture can describe the beauty of the autumn in Korea. You have to come, to see and breath it by yourself.

Well, despite that fact, I still would love to share some pictures of my autumn collection with you to give you more motivation to come to Korea in autumn ☺️.

All of them were taken between end of September and end of October 2018. The whole collection as well as the locations I’ve been to can be found here.

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Bukhansan
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Korea, Autumn, Fall, Herbst, Reisein Korea, Travel in Korea, Natur, Nature
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Eungbongsan artificial climbing wall – 응봉산 인공 암벽장 [Seoul]

It’s again time to climb outdoor, since the weather gets much cooler but not yet cold. If you live in Seoul but don’t have time to go to the mountain for climbing, try to visit one of some artificial rock walls in Seoul, for example in Eungbongsan Rock Park.

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Eungbongsan Rock Park

How to find the Eungbongsan Rock Park?

Address: Seoul, Seongdong-gu, Eungbong-dong 269-4 Beonji

Naver Map: Link or use the search term Eungbong Rock Wall Park

Opening time for the wall:

  • in Summer (April – October): weekdays: 9:30-21:00; weekend & holiday: 9:30-19:00
  • in Winter (November – March): closed

Source: naver.blog; Information may vary.

Fee: free! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Closest subway station: Eungbong, Exit 1, then about 20 min walk uphill.
If you don’t want to walk far, you can reach the park at best by bus. The closest bus stop is “Eungbongdong Hyeondae Apartment”.

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Garden of Morning Calm [Gyeonggi]

Garden of Morning Calm – 아침고요수목원 – is a wonderful botanical garden in Gyeonggi, which you can reach within 1,5h by car from Seoul.

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Morning calm

Do you know what “Morning calm“ means? The last dynasty on the Korean peninsular, from 1392 until 1897, was named as Joseon Kingdom (조선, 朝鮮). At that time Joseon was translated, or better to say, interpreted in English as “Morning calm”. Hence you can find in a lot of old travel reports or documentaries the expression “The Land of the Morning Calm”, which was equivalent to Joseon Kingdom or Korea.
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Climbing & Bouldering @DYNO Wall (The North Face) [Seoul] – closed from 2020 Jan 01

Since Seoul’s summer is always too hot, humid or rainy, it’s not advisable to go for out door climbing here. But you can try out one of the indoor climbing facilities in the city, for example the DYNO Wall by The North Face (TNF) in Gangbuk district. Climbing and bouldering, both are possible here.

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The DYNO Wall

How to find it?

Address: NorthFace Outdoor Culture Center;
356 Dobong-ro Gangbuk-gu Seoul

Operating hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00; Weekend: 10:00-19:00

Fee: Day pass: 20.000₩; Monthly pass: 120.000₩

Naver Map: Link

Closest subway station: Suyu Station (Line 4), Exit 1, then go straight for about 100m until you see the TNF building on your right.

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