Seoul Capital Area

Bugak Skyway

The narrow roads along the steepest stretch of the mountain, the skyscrapers between them, and the buses running there, are very similar to those of Hong Kong's Victoria Peak.

Jongno-gu, Seoul


Bugak Skyway Palgakjeong Pavilion
Bugak Skyway Palgakjeong Pavilion

Description: 

The narrow roads along the steepest stretch of the mountain, the skyscrapers between them, and the buses running there, are very similar to those of Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. 

Along the ridge of Mount Bugak in Seoul, the 8-kilometer-long two-lane road stretches from Jahamun to Jeongneung Arirang Pass. 

The road was opened for increased security in the Seoul metropolitan area and a walking route following the Jan. 21, 1968 infiltration by North Korean armed forces into the presidential office. 

The narrow roads along the steepest stretch of the mountain, the skyscrapers between them, and the buses running there, are very similar to those of Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. 

By road name, Bugaksan-ro. There is an octagonal rest area at the top of 342 meters above sea level. 

In fact, the purpose of the project was to strengthen the security of the presidential office, but it was promoted as a tourist road outside, so it received tolls as a toll road at the beginning of its opening. 

However, the rate collection performance failed to meet expectations and as of 1976, some of the riverside roads and Namsan Tunnel 1 and 2 have been implemented for free until now.

There are reflectors and mercury lights all over the winding spiral Bugak Skyway.

On the side of the road, there are old fortresses of Seoul, Jahamun Gate, Palgakjeong Pavilion, and the nearby Sinheungsa Temple and Bukhansan Mountain, which were also popular as drive courses for newlyweds in the 1970s. 

The 63 Square, as well as the Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, overlooks a panoramic view of downtown Seoul.
Inside the pavilion, it has restaurants and amenities, making it a resting place for citizens. 

It is also a favorite ride for cyclists in Seoul, and is the second most popular uphill course in Seoul after Namsan because it is generally easy.

It is also famous for the exercise course of nearby residents, the dating course of lovers who enjoy driving, and the place where motorcyclists show up on weekends.

Tour Course Information 
* Gwanghwamun Gate → Changuimun-gil → Bugak Skyway → Palgakjeong Pavilion (About 10㎞)
* Samcheong-dong → Bukak Golf Course → Bugak Skyway → Palgakjeong Pavilion (About 10㎞)
* Donam-dong → Arirang Gogae (Hill) → Bugak Skyway → Palgakjeong Pavilion (About 11㎞)

Film Locations 
Filming site of ‘My daughter Seoyoung,’ ‘Maybe Love’

Parking Facilities 
Available

Admission Fees 
Free

Available Facilities 
Traditional madang, viewing area, resting area, observatory, walking trails, cafe, snack bar, restaurant, etc.

Restrooms 
Available

Facilities for the Handicapped 
Seperate restroom, designated parking lot
* Restaurant on the 1st floor has a wheelchair ramp.

Parking Fees 
Cars: 300 won for every 10 min
Buses: 900 won for every 10 min

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