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Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))

  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
  • Mireuksan Mountain (Tongyeong) (미륵산(통영))
Address
Bongpyeong-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경남 통영시 봉평동
Type
Mountains
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-650-0580,
+82-55-650-0583
Homepage
www.utour.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Situated in Tongyeong (Gyeongsangnam-do), Mireuksan Mountain (461m) is considered one of the 100 best mountains in Korea. While not as high as other mountains, it is home to a lush forest, valleys with pure water, odd-shaped rocks, rock caves, and ancient temples. Upon climbing to the top of the mountain, visitors can see the breathtaking view of the sea enveloping Tongyeong. Near Tongyeong are a number of large and small islands including Mireukdo.

    Hiking used to be the only option to climb up the mountain, but a cable car (covering over 2km, the longest in Korea) now carries visitors to a stop that leads to the top of the mountain through wooden decks (400m in length). In clear weather, visitors can even see Tsushima Island (in Japan), Cheongwangbong Peak in Jirisan, and Dolsando in Yeosu. The top of the mountain boasts a dazzling array of flowers in spring and exquisite fall foliage, attracting visitors in droves year-round. At the outskirts of the mountain are two ancient temples, Yonghwasa and Miraesa.



    Hiking Course
    Yonghwasa – Gwaneumsa – Dosolam – Mireukjae – Peak – Miraesa – Ttibatdeung – Yonghwasa (approximately two hours)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Yonghwasa Temple Parking Lot: 59 parking spaces)

    Available Facilities
    Cable Car (47 gondolas with eight seat capacity): arrives at the stop near the top of Mireuksan in 10 minutes (6m per second). Convenient stairs then lead visitors to the top of Mireuksan Mountain. Those with large belongings can check them at the departure stop before riding the cable car.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Sedans: 500 won for the first 30 minute / 200 won for each additional 10 minutes
    Buses: 1,000 won for the first 30 minute / 400 won for each additional 10 minutes

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Not available

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