Hiking Seoul’s Crowded Bukhansan National Park

Inside the Mount Bukhansan visitors center, a framed certificate from the Guinness Book of World Records proclaims the South Korean national park has the most annual visitors per square kilometer out of any park in the world. Hordes of climbers packing an otherwise bucolic 80 square kilometers  outside Seoul sounds totally unappealing, but it isn’t as bad as it sounds…until we actually ran into one of these hordes.

That is, until we actually ran into one of these hordes.

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