To continue my posts about my Autumn trip, let me share about this side trip we had at Soyosan (or Mount Soyo). Soyosan is one of South Korea’s mountains located north of Seoul. It has a hiking trail, the start of which is just a stone’s throw away from Soyosan subway station. Soyosan is the last station of Line 1, the same line that has Seoul Station (if I am not mistaken), and the other end of which is Incheon International Airport. How convenient is that?
I just realized that Soyosan is pretty accessible. But anyway, we went there not via subway but via car, much to my enjoyment, since I was able to see a good view of the mountainside and its glorious autumn foliage.
This is the start of our Soyosan journey
Noticed there were quite a lot of cars parked, considering we were already in the countryside
An egg structure welcomes the hikers
some random couple by the egg
Here’s where I realized that a lot of locals are into hiking – most of them are seniors (healthy healthy seniors!)
selfie with the orange colors – please forgive the tropical islander (this was my first autumn!)
resting by the bench…nah! just loving the colours of autumn
people having picnic under the autumn shade
a dried river to our right
people having picnic ‘in’ the river
the map of the trail
and here’s where the trekking starts to get more exciting
saw an arch with a bell – believe it’s Buddhists belief to ring this for some peace of mind – at least that’s what my Korean friend told me
at this point, I realized that discounting snowboarding in winter, Autumn would have to be my favorite season, hands down
A small pond with fish
The temple area
waterfalls – now almost dried up
me with Taegill
caught some fiery maple leaves
Must have a picture with my first autumn trees
This reminds me of Avatar – Legend of Korra
autumn vines – I’m so loving the colours!
I’m so sorry about the amount of pictures I loaded in this entry. Trust me, I already whittled away what I can from my photo gallery. I simply loved the colours of autumn.