Places To Visit,  Seoul

Naksan Fortress

Naksan FortressI was super excited to hike Naksan Fortress right after watching Rooftop Prince episode 15 on Wednesday. Well, I just cannot stress enough that you MUST check out Naksan Fortress! Not only that there are countless dramas were shot here but the place just screams breathtaking view.

 

One of the filming scenes from Rooftop Prince is here at Naksan Fortress.

Not that I didn’t want to visit it before though. MK has recommended me to visit Naksan Fortress but I just haven’t found the right moment to hike; with the warm temperature nowadays..phew, hiking is mentally challenging. ^^

It just happened that my mood was pretty somber one day and I decided to explore the place. You may hike the fortress from two entrances – either:

  • from Dongdaemun station, Line 1 or 4, Exit 1 or 2. I failed to find Exit 1 so I went out from Exit 2 which was 50 metres away.
  • from Hyehwa station, Line 4, Exit 1.

What’s the difference?

If you go from Dongdaemun station, you will meet Naksan Fortress first and so hiking you go! ^^ Bitter pill first and then sweet honey.

If you go from Hyehwa station, you will meet many chic restaurants and shops, then the flower staircase (Ihwa-dong), then only the fortress. Sweet honey first followed by bitter pill.

Either way has it’s own attraction.

I came to know about Naksan Fortress from the drama Gloria starring Bae Doo Na and Lee Chun Hee. Lee Chun Hee’s character always meet his lover secretly at the fortress so I thought “What a pretty hideout!”

So right after watching Rooftop Prince, I was saying to myself  “No way!! I just have to visit Naksan Fortress tomorrow!”

As always, my hiking was accompanied with my favorite song of the moment – Busker Busker – Cherry Blossom Ending 벚꽃 엔딩

The highlight of my trip to Naksan Fortress was when I met a few middle school students after eating my chocolate popsicle at a nearby playground. They gave me a tour of the place for FREE as they live there! Nice..

The staircase where Han Ji Min and Micky Yoochun walked!

When I asked them, “Do you know where is the filming location for Rooftop Prince?”.

Their answer, “We don’t watch dramas”.

Hahahaha…what do I expect from middle schoolers?? Aigooo

Then I asked, “Then, what do you do?”.

They answered, “Playing video game”.

Aigoo..aigoo..I should drag an ahjumma instead..^^

More info about Naksan Park or Naksan Fortress at KNTO and http://parks.seoul.go.kr/eng/

0 Comments

  • famia

    squeal!! jealous oh! baru tengok tangga tu semalam. best gila diorang painting atas tangga. Have to visit this place this coming Dec ^_^

  • fiqahlee88

    waaa,best!!! btw, the flower stairs, do they have lots of it around Ihwa dong? Bcuz i don't think I found one that look this beautiful. All that I found was just almost washed away images on the stairs.

  • Hime

    argh!! why u no write this while we were there last week?anyway, nice to meet you in reality kak! tak sangka dapat jumpa ^^
    Hyehwa subway station is actually near our guesthouse

  • baby beaver

    kak zarina…

    tahnks… kali ni definitely akan ke sana, thanks sesgt…

    ada satu scen dlm drama dr. champ… saya xtau tpt tu kat mana… yg hero tu suke duduk, cm tembok tggi jgk…

    xpela, naksan fortress dolu… later nnti saya cuba carik lg tpt tu… husband pn teringin nk pegi…

    thnks kak!

  • faidzal ghazali

    Dear Zarina,

    We have written to you via your email address requesting your kind assistance to be our tourist guide during our trip to Seoul at the end of this month. We look forward to your good reply.

    Warm regards.

  • CheQ Za

    arghhh super duper jeles ngan zarina sbb dapat pergi visit tempat-tempat dalam drama bersiri Rooftop Prince…

    Aigooo… bila nk sampai lagi ke Korea nih… nak melawat tempat-tempat yang menarik ni.. ;))

  • Azie.Fauzi

    zarina…

    u in korea eh..i was there last week staying at hongyik area..jauh ker dari yr place…shud have meet u kan.,.aishhh…wat a mistake..

    korea is superb…lovely and am missing korea..need to go there again..in 2 years time maybe 🙂

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