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Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)

  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)
  • Wolchulsan National Park (월출산국립공원)

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Address
280-43, Cheonhwangsa-ro, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 영암군 영암읍 천황사로 280-43
Type
National & Provincial & County Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-473-5210
Homepage
www.knps.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Wolchulsan National Park is located in the southern part of Korea. The name Wolchulsan means "mountain where the moon rises." Starting with the Cheonhwangbong Peak (809m) at the center, the whole area is filled with rocky mountain peaks which all look special and unique.

    Walk for about 20 minutes past the National Park's parking lot and Dogapsa Temple, and the entrance to Wolchulsan comes in to view. About 5km beyond the gate, you can see Gujeolbong Peak, shaped like nine large pots. Because this place always has water, it is said that a dragon used to live here. Another 500m further along you can see Maaeyeoraejwasang, a sitting Buddha statue, which is designated National Treasure No. 144. Just beyond the statue a path leading to the top passes through a lush green forest.

    When you reach the top of Wolchulsan Mountain, there is a large flat granite rock that can fit up to 300 people. Staring down from here gives you a great view of Wolchulsan Mountain. Climbing down from the top, you can cross an arched bridge, 120m from the ground, 52m long, and 6m wide. To the left of Sajabong Peak, around the middle of the mountain, there is a waterfall pouring down into the valley as seven separate falls on top of each other, called Chilchi Waterfall.

    On the way down to Dogapsa and Muwisa Temples, there is a field of reeds by the road that becomes spectacularly beautiful during fall. The sunset in the west is also beautiful beyond description. In the spring, the azaleas, in the summer the cool waterfalls, in the fall, all kinds of lovely colors, and in the winter, the snow covered mountains and valleys – Wolchulsan National Park is truly a wonderful site to visit all year around.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Mountain Not Access Period
    Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
    February 15 - April 30, 2017

    * TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
    * Inquiry: +82-61-473-5210

    Restricted Mountain Areas
    * Refer to the homepage. (hiking.kworks.co.kr)

    Areas Open to the Public
    Cheonhwangsa Temple area - Dogapsa Temple (8.6km)
    Cheonghwangsa Temple - Tongcheonmun Intersection (2.6km)
    Sanseongdae Entrance - Gwangamteo (2.6km)
    Geumreunggyeongpoda - Baramjae (2.2km)
    Gyeongpodae Intersection - Jongjuneungseon (1.5km)
    Cheonghwang Parking Lot - Tapdong Mineral Spring (0.92km)
    Jukjeong - Woldaeam (0.6km)
    Hachi Village - Nuritjae - Sajajeosuji (1.6km)

    Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
    * Janggunbong Peak: until 2026
    * Dongwon Farm Miwangjae: until 2026

    Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
    To prevent fires and ensure the safety of hikers, hiking is prohibited at night (from sunset to two hours before sunrise).

    Hiking Course
    * Baram Waterfall (Mountain Ridge Trail)
    * Gureumdari Bridge (Mountain Ridge Trail)
    * Dogap District~Gyeongpodae District
    * Gyeongpodae Round-Trip Course

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free
    * Additional admission fee for cultural assets will be charged.

    Parking Fees
    Small car 2,000 won / Mid-sized car 4,000-5,000 won / Large car 6,000-7,500 won
    * Regular shuttle buses are free (Not including monthly parking leasers)

    Available Facilities
    National Park Offices / Ranger Stations: Wolchulsan National Park Office, Dogap Ranger Station
    Information Centers: Cheonhwang Information Center, Gyeongpodae Information Center
    Campsite: Cheonhwangsa Campsite, Gyeongpodae Campsite


    Pets
    Not permitted

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