I carried a postcard picture of this bridge around for 10 years, and finally discovered that not only was it within our mission boundaries, but a mere 30 minutes from Daejeon! This hike epitomizes opposition in all things. It claims the most injuries of any hiking spot in Korea, and is a tough hike, climbing up and over boulders and rough, steep trails. But the beauty is breathtaking, and the bridge and ladder suspended between mountain peaks are exhilarating. I LOVE this place!
We spent some time on a couple of preparation days to show the office staff some of the beautiful sites near Daejeon. SangGoksa, in Gongju, is a Buddhist retreat that boasts over 10,000 Buddahs, an amazing sight to behold. Daedunsan is a popular mountain hike. You can take a cable car part way up (or not) and then hike up to the suspension bridge and then a little further to a suspended ladder, and then another last push to the apex with a gorgeous panoramic view of the whole surrounding valley.