Walk in a famed Korean alpinist’s footsteps

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

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2016 Hallasan Mountain Gosangdon Road National Hiking Festival

There are a number of great official trails which wind their way through Hallasan National Park.

However, one very famous route with particularly spectacular views happens to run along the 1100 Road from Eoseung Water Filtration Plant to Gosangdon Park.

This 18 kilometer trek, and the changing autumn foliage,  is enjoyed together by avid hikers from around the country in the 2016 Hallasan Mountain Gosangdon Road National Trekking Festival.

The namesake of this festival is Ko Sang-don, a Korean alpinist who summited Mt. Everest in 1977. As expedition leader, he and other climber were tragically killed two years later while descending from the summit of Mount McKinley in Alaska.

His endurance and spirit are commemorated here at Hallasan Mountain.

For more information on Mr. Ko (in Korean), click here.

%ec%96%b4%ec%8a%b9%ec%83%9d%ec%88%98%ec%9b%90%ec%a7%80-mapDate/time: Nov. 6 (Sunday), opening ceremony 9:30 a.m. Departure: 10 a.m.

Location: Begins at Eoseung Water Filtration Plant intersection. Arrival at Gosangdon Park.

How to get there: From the Intercity Bus Terminal in Jeju City, take bus 740 and get off at Chunghon Cemetery. It’s a short walk south from there.

Registration:  There is space for 2,000 participants. The entrance fee is 10,000 won and includes a souvenir. Proceeds go to the Jeju Sanak Cultural Development Fund.

You can send your fee to the following bank account: Nonghyeop 301-0111-4696-21 (고상돈기년사업회) and email kosangdon@naver.com with your name and phone number, or call 064-721-8848.

Important note: Please be sure to bring your own lunch, rain gear, drinking water and other supplies for the hike.

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