Autumn is about to leave us here in Korea, making way for icy winds, frozen fingers & toes and of course the snow. It all seems to be over very quickly and I feel like I didn't really get a proper chance to enjoy the colours and sights of one of the most popular seasons here in Korea.
I did manage to get to Seonunsan Park one afternoon to photographs the changing leaves. Aren't the colours beautiful?
Last year we headed up Naejangsan (just outside of Jeongeup) with what seemed like the whole of Korea. Naejangsan is one of the most popular places to see the changing leaves and so this year I made sure to avoid the crowds and find a place that was still beautiful, but one that I could photograph without having to strategically block out millions of bodies. Seoununsan is just outside of Gochang and relatively easy to get to. See below for directions.
There is also a temple there, but I was more interested in seeing the leaves. For the temple there is an admission fee to pay before entering (see information below).
250, Seonunsa-ro, Asan-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
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From Gochang Intercity Bus Terminal, take a direct bus or a local bus to Seonunsa Temple (선운사).
Direct Bus: runs 8 times a day / Local Bus: runs 24 times a day
From Gwangju U-Square Bus Terminal, take a direct bus to Seonunsa Temple.
(runs 4 times a day)
Admission fee to see the temple:
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Group: 2,500 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
Children (ages 7-12): 1,000 won / Group: 800 won