As I showed in my post on day one in Seoul, the city is surrounded by mountains, which means there is easy access to nature and hiking. So–we hiked one afternoon in one of the country’s national parks called Baekseokdongcheon Fairyland in Buam-dong. The weather was perfect, dry and warm but not too warm.
Not too far into our hike we encountered a temple, unusual for my part of the world but not in South Korea. The temple is open to visitors.
The temple area is comprised of several buildings.
I tried to take better photos–these are washed out–but it was very bright and difficult to adjust my camera.
A stunning ceiling belonging to of one the buildings.
We continued along our way enjoying the sounds of birds.
One of the most interesting and unexpected sights, at least for me, was the wall between North and South Korea: the one the North Koreans were tunneling under to invade the south. You can visit and hike around the wall after receiving permission one day in advance.
The warning signs along the path show the South Koreans’ sense of humor. The first sign is believable as there is the possibility of encountering boars. But the second one cracked me up.