Baeksasil Valley in Seoul is a historic site (Baekseokdongcheon, Famous Site No. 36) that rests amid untouched natural surroundings. The valley is a habitat to a diverse amount of animals, including salamanders, frogs, minnows, and crayfish. There are also wild boar sitings from time to time so be careful. The preservation value of this area is especially high as the valley is home to a large colony of salamanders, which are indicator species of the clean water and a protected wildlife species of Seoul.
Baeksasil Valley is a tucked away treasure in the bustling city. The path along the area’s thick forest and natural valleys provides an excellent getaway. Since the area is a habitat to several protected species, visitors are asked to refrain from dipping their feet in the valley’s waters while exploring the scenery. The entrance to the valley is located past the Sanmotungi Café.
How To Go There:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Walk ahead for about 250m to take Bus 7022 and get off at Segumjung Elementary School Bus Stop (세점정초등학교).
Walk in the opposite direction of the bus and take a left at the first three-way Intersection, continuing to walk for about 400m. There will be a sign for the valley ahead.