18 Oct - Happy Birthday to you if you are reading this ㅋㅋㅋ
I bought the earliest bus ticket for a day trip to Odaesan National Park 오대산국립공원.
I have to take a bus to Jinbu Bus Terminal and change to a village bus to reach Odaesan National Park.
|Not sure how accurate is this...|
|I think this is the reason for the traffic jams...|
I didn't know about the festival until I saw this.
It happened that 18 Oct was the last day of the festival.
|This was the bus stop where everyone got off. |
It was also to be the last stop for the route.
Again, I followed the majority as shown.
|My plan was to get to 비로봉 Birobong Peak.|
Actually 3.3 km is not very far for me but............................
|So lovely to walk in this colorful foliage ^^|
It was about 10:45 when I started my journey.
|This was just 0.01% of the steps.|
|Hmmmm....only 0.001% of the steps...|
|I think I have reached Sangwonsa lol|
|Go Go Go!|
|비로봉 Birobong Peak is 1.5km away.|
It does not look far but I felt its beyond reach as I was hiking up ㅋㅋㅋ
The uneven slope and steps made the hike more strenuous...
It was 12:16 when I reached here.
|Dropped by at 적멸보궁 Jeongmyeolbogung.|
|Many Koreans brought their own trash bags to put their trash after picnic ^^|
This guy has a bag full of empty makgeolli bottles ㅋㅋㅋ
There is no trash bin or toilets up in the mountain but I saw a few eateries near the bus stop.
|12:43 - Left 0.7km away from 비로봉 Birobong Peak! |
Although this was not an easy hike but it was fun.
I met Koreans and along the way, people encouraged each other.
It was also only then, the Koreans realised that I am not a local hahaha
|13:29 - Finally reached 비로봉 Birobong Peak!!|
|Rest time before making their way down.|
|Long queue to take pictures to mark that you have reached 비로봉 Birobong Peak.|
I didn't join the queue. I cut queue hahahaha
|Its kinda of depressing to start the journey down...|
It feels like starting the journey all over again....
It was 13:47.
|So pretty ^^|
|So hungry and exhausted that I could only think of grabbing an ice latte with whipped cream the moment I reached Seoul!!|
*Heck the calories
This was my life saviour at that point of time ㅋㅋㅋ