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Geumjeongsan Mountain (금정산)

  • Geumjeongsan Mountain (금정산)
  • Geumjeongsan Mountain (금정산)
  • Geumjeongsan Mountain (금정산)

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Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
부산 금정구 청룡동 , 동래구, 북구, 양산시 동면
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    Geumjeongsan has historically been considered as a mountain conducive to the defense of the country. For this reason, Beomeosa, a leading temple believed to defend and protect the country, was built along Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, the nation’s largest fortress, built in The Three Kingdoms period. Geumjeongsan Mountain contains Godangbong Peak, the main peak rising 801.5 meters above sea level, as well as Janggunbong Peak (727 meters) to the north, Sanggyebong Peak (638 meters) in the south, and Baegyangsan Mountain (642 meters) behind Seongjigok Valley. In between these peaks are numerous other smaller peaks like Wonhyobong, Uisangbong, Mireukbong, Daeryukbong, Paryubong, and Dongjebong.

    The mountain is not startlingly tall, but has a graceful shape with dense forest and clear water fountains throughout the exquisite rocky cliffs, proudly representing itself as a famous mountain in Busan.

    There are 14 mineral springs in Geumjeongsan Mountain. The springs are used by hikers and serve as a water source for people living nearby. With 2,300 types of trees and 600 or so types of animals, the mountain is a habitat for wild life. Nearby, there are various tourist sites, such as Dongnae Spa, Geumgang Gongwon Park, Beomeosa Temple, Gukcheongsa Temple, Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, and Sanseong Maeul Village.


    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    * Course 1 (8 km, 3 hr 30 min) Busan Nat'l Univ. - Gobyeoldae Cliffs - Dongmun Gate - Buchaebawi Rocks - Bungmun Gate - Geumjeongsan Mountain
    * Course 2 (7 km, 2 hr) Dongnae - Mandeokgogae Hill - Seokbulsa Temple - Sanggyebong Peak
    * Course 3 (6 km, 2 hr) Geumgang Park - Nammun Gate - Sanggyebong Peak
    * Course 4 (6 km, 2 hr) Busan Nat'l Univ. - Dongmun Gate - Sanggyebong Peak
    * Course 5 (6.5 km) Beomeosa Temple - Bungmun Gate - Dongmun Gate
    * Course 6 Botanical Garden - Dongmun Gate - Bungmun Gate - Beomeosa Temple
    * Course 7 (8 km, 2 hr 40 min) Jung-ri (Sanseongmaeul) - Gukcheongsa Temple - Bungmun Gate - Godangbong Peak

    Available Facilities
    Mountain cabin, cable car, camping site


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