Many Korean visitors and passionate hikers understand about Mt. Seoraksan, but not many individuals may know about the smaller lessons and paths around Seorksan. My friends and I took the lower Biryong Falls (almost) course this weekend which lasted only two hours in total and still provided a stunning view. Biryong Falls is a excellent second choice to experience a pleasant perspective if you want to experience the beauty of Seoraksan (almost) but feel restricted in moment or overwhelmed by the hike's difficulty.
We started to arrive at the express bus terminal at Sokcho Beach. There is a bus stop for No.7 and 7-1 across the road from the terminal; either can be taken to Seoraksan National Park (along the way). Bus fare costs 1200 won, and depending on the quantity of traffic the commute is only about 40 minutes.
We toured the Sinheungsa Temple) (close the entrance to the national park before walking to the waterfall. Admission charges for each adult entering the region were 3,500 won. We toured the temple after paying and entering, which holds one of Korea's biggest stone Buddha sculptures. Before approaching the statue, many tourists not only took pictures of the immaculate Buddha but also drank sacred water to pay their respects. We followed the easy-to-spot signs after seeing the temple attraction that led us to the Biryong Falls path. For anyone who wishes a straightforward and easy hike, this path is fantastic. For most of the manner, the course is very flat and well paved except for a brief stretch to the top of the waterfall that needed some effort through stairs and steeper rocks. Throughout the walk you can see a variety of greenery and insects indigenous to Korean natural life, as well as many distinct angles of waterfall and river routes into which the water pours. Near the top of the course there is a huge suspension bridge with a lovely perspective of the surrounding green hills and downstream water. We achieved the waterfall peak within an hour. When we came we saw that many hikers were either picnicking at a place near the bottom of the drop or taking a rest on the big rocks as they dipped their toes from the falls in the refreshing water.
Maximum Temprature: 11 C
Clouds: clear sky
sunrise: 2019-11-20 22:12:48
sunset: 2019-11-21 08:10:54