Letter From Seoul

Mad about hiking - it's in South Korea's cultural DNA

Hikers on Bukhansan in northern Seoul, the most visited mountain in South Korea. PHOTO: SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
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SEOUL - South Korean actress Lee Si-young is mad about hiking in the mountains.

Whether it is a blazing summer day or a freezing winter day, she may walk up a peak if the fancy takes her, and post pictures of her achievement. She even scaled Cheonggyesan, which stretches from southern Seoul to the nearby Gyeonggi province, with her three-year-old son, Jung-yoon, strapped to her back.

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