The 19km-long Bugak Skyway runs along the northeast ridge of Bugaksan Mountain. Opened in September 1968, the road quickly became known as one of Korea’s most scenic driving routes.
The road offers lovely views of Bukhansan Mountain’s Bibong Peak and Munsubong Peak on one side and Namsan Mountain on the other side. Trees line the roadside and different flowers bloom per season. The skyway leads to an octagonal pavilion at the top called Palgakjeong, where visitors can get a panoramic view of the city, take photos, and have a meal or coffee while enjoying the scenery. There’s also a parking lot that can accommodate up to 130 cars.
How To Go There:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Take Bus 0212, 1030 or 7022 and get off at Jahamun Gate (Changuimun Gate) Bus Stop.
Walk toward the trail head of the path to Bugaksan Mountain.
Take this trail and walk for about 3 km to the pavilion.
Or, take a taxi from Gyeongbokgung Station (about 20min / 6km).