Young People’s Favorite Hiking Spot is Mount Bukhan: Survey


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SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire)The most popular hiking spots among South Korean young adults are Mount Bukhan in northern Seoul and Mount Seorak in the northeastern province of Gangwon, with one out of five enjoying hiking alone, a poll said Monday.

According to a recent survey of 650 young adults in their 20s and 30s conducted by hobby and leisure platform FRIP, roughly one-quarter of the respondents picked Mount Bukhan as their favorite hiking spot in the greater Seoul area, followed by Mount Acha at 13.5 percent and Mount Gwanak at 12.4 percent.

Among other hiking spots outside of the greater Seoul area, Mount Seorak ranked first with 22.5 percent of the vote, followed by Mount Naejang in South Jeolla Province at 14.5 percent and Mount Halla on the southern island of Jeju at 11.2 percent.

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In response to a question asking who respondents wanted to hike with, 30 percent cited friends, followed by significant others at 27.3 percent.

One out of five young adults preferred to hike alone. As for the reasons why they go hiking (multiple replies possible), 72.1 percent cited the great landscapes, and 47.7 percent said to relieve stress.

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