Fall Colors Near Pyeongtaek

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the leaves changing. Go see these beautiful places near Pyeongtaek.

Viewing fall colors in South Korea

The famous mountain areas of Korea are always rightfully packed to the gills with people, buses, and cars during the fall colors season. Fame means that the epic scenery comes with epic traffic. You are likely to be shoulder-to-shoulder with other hikers on the mountains and bumper-to-bumper in traffic jams that stretch across the country.

Viewing the fall colors near Pyeongtaek

Thankfully, you don’t have to travel to the far reaches of South Korea to enjoy the fall colors and beautiful fall weather. Sure, the views aren’t as epic around Pyeongtaek and that’s ok. Sometimes, life calls for cozy and comfortable rather than epic and exhausting. When you need comfort and fall colors, go spend time in the trees and hills of Anseong, Pyeongtaek, Asan, and Cheonan. You may find that the delightfully intimate hiking trails near your home will allow you to enjoy the change in the season without all of the travel, crowds, and stress.

A few things you need to prepare for when hiking or walking on rural trails in Korea:

  • You may feel that you have arrived in the middle of nowhere. Trails are often loosely marked and parking might be on the edge of the road.
  • Trailheads often start behind temples or graveyards or people’s houses.
  • Trailheads may be overgrown during summer months. That means you might need to drive to a different entrance than they ones marked sometimes. It can change year to year.
  • Naver Maps or Kakao Maps have the hiking and walking trails mapped out. I HIGHLY recommend using Naver or Kakao Maps for finding the trailheads.
  • You might get lost. It happens. Don’t panic. You can find your location on Naver Maps easily and work your way back to your car.

Personally, I usually do one famous fall destination because I like the feeling of being out with everyone sharing the experience. Then I also do more regular hikes near my home. Here are the places that I regularly visit near Pyeongtaek in the fall

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5 Easy to Access and Beautiful Places to View the Fall Colors Near Pyeongtaek

Changjin Rest Stop And Hiking

Changjin Rest Stop And Hiking0

031-674-0003

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This rural hiking area gives direct access to extensive hiking through the mountains of Anseong near the boarder of Pyeongtaek. The trailers are moderately easy with different levels of difficulty for everyone.

Hangul Address

경기 안성시 양성면 만세로 859

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Ma an Mountain Hike

Ma an Mountain Hike5

000-000-0000

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This hilly hiking area wanders along next to Pyeongtaek Lake. Its not big, but there enough hills to make it feel like a workout.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 현덕면 현덕로 748

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Gwangdeoksa Temple

Gwangdeoksa Temple0

041-567-0050

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Built in 637 A.D. and nestled between Mount Gwangdeoksan and Mount Taehwasan, Gwangdeoksa was the largest temple within the Gyeonggi Province until the Japanese invasion, when much of it was burnt. An ancient three-story pagoda and the Jonggak Tower are a part of the temples infrastructure. Its a beautiful place to get away from the bustle of city life. The grounds are open year round, and there is no admission fee. Parking is available.

Hangul Address

충남 천안시 동남구 광덕면 광덕사길 26

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Mangisa Temple

Mangisa Temple4

031-664-7336

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The Iron Seated Buddha of Mangisa Temple, enshrined in the Daeungjeon Hall of the temple, is a representative Buddha from the Goryeo Dynasty. The temple still boasts the Gamnocheon (literally sweet water fountain) Well, which King Sejo named as such after he drank the water and was impressed with its taste.

Hangul Address

경기도 평택시 진위면 진위로 181-82

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Buraksan Park

Buraksan Park4.3

000-000-0000

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Huge park with hiking, water features, skating, basketball.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 이충동 276-5

(Listing information provided by the South of Seoul app)

Where can I find more places to view the fall colors?

You can find all of these hikes and temples in the South of Seoul app. In addtion, you can also use the addresses provided for Naver Maps and Kakao maps. When you are done visiting these beautiful locations, share your insights and experiences as a review in the South of Seoul app. What did you enjoy? What did you find challenging? Above all, your insights will help all those who come after live their best lives in rural South Korea.

The Weather in Pyeongtaek

You will enjoy viewing fall colors the most if you go either on a day with good air quality or in your preferred weather. However, you can also enjoy the parks if you go prepared for incidental weather and the current air conditions. Here is what is happening currently in Pyeongtaek so that you can determine what is right for you right now.

Current Air Quality in Pyeongtaek

Air quality and weather change throughout the day. However, having an idea of what the air quality is right now can help make decisions easier. Therefore, you can download the Air Matters App for your phone to keep current on changing air quality conditions throughout the day. Furthermore, you can even set up alerts.

Godeok, Pyeongtaek Air Quality

Bijeondong, Pyeongtaek Air Quality

Current Pyeongtaek Weather

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