The road around the northern part of Bukak Mountain after the Presidential Palace of Korea was opened to the public from 9 am on November 1, after 52 years of closure. This road was forbidden, after a North Korean commando named Kim Shin-jo attacked the Presidential Palace on January 21, 1968.
In particular, the 300m long trail from Cheongundae to Gokjang observatory will also be open to visitors. Here, visitors can observe four distinct seasons of the Hanyang citadel wall (Han Yang, the old name of Seoul).
The Presidential Palace explained that the decision was made to fulfill President Moon Jae-in's promise to run for president in 2017. At that time, Mr. Moon committed to opening the entire Bugak and Inwang mountain areas.
In addition, the Hanbukjeongmaek mountain range connecting from Chuga pass of Baekdudaegan mountain range to the South Han River and Imjin River will also be opened.
The epidemic prevention agency has recommended limiting group travel, and comply with measures to prevent COVID-19, wear a mask and maintain a distance of 2m.
In addition, the government is expected to continue opening the southern Bugak Mountain to the public during the first half of 2022.