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Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))

  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))
  • Sobaeksan National Park (Chungcheong Area) (소백산국립공원(북부))

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Address
Eouigok-ri, Gagok-myeon, Dannyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
충북 단양군 가곡면 어의곡리
Type
National & Provincial & County Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-43-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-43-423-0708 (Sobaeksan National Park Northern Office)
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr/Knp/Sobaeksan/ (Korean, English)
tour.dy21.net (Korean)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Sobaeksan Mountain (소백산) is renowned for its natural splendor and mystery, standing tall in the middle of the Korean peninsula, and offering several magnificent peaks, such as Hyeongjebong, Sinseonbong, Gukmangbong, Birobong, and Yeonhwabong. Its captivating seasonal beauty (royal azalea in spring, wildflowers in summer, autumn foliage in fall, and snowscape in winter) attracts visitors year round. The open grass field on Birobong Peak (비로봉; 1,439 m in elevation) is reminiscent of a scene from the Swiss Alps. The Sobaeksan Optical Astromony Observatory (SOAO) located upon Yeonhwabong Peak (1,349 m in elevation) is the historic cradle of Korean astronomy. The Sobaeksan Royal Azalea Festival is held near Danyang-gun in early June every year.

    Administration
    Sobaeksan National Park Northern Office

    Telephone
    +82-43-423-0708~9, +82-43-423-2449

    Fax
    +82-43-423-1350

    Mountain Not Access Period
    Seasonal Forest Fire Warning
    Spring: March 1 – April 30, 2014
    Fall: November 15 – December 15, 2014
    ※ As park access may be restricted due to local weather conditions or fire hazards, please refer to the park's website to confirm the park is open.

    Areas Open to the Public
    * Cheondong 천동 - Cheondong Samgeori (Three-way Intersection) 천동삼거리(6.2 km)
    * Eouigok 어의곡 - Eouigok Samgeori (Three-way Intersection) 어의곡삼거리(4.2 km)
    * Jungnyeong 죽령 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉(7.0 km)
    * Beodeulbat Field 버들밭 - Soya 소야(2.5 km)
    * Samga 삼가 - Birobong Peak 비로봉(5.7 km)
    * Huibang Parking Lot 희방주차장 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉(2.9 km)
    * Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 - Birobong Peak 비로봉(4.3 km)
    * Jujeonggol 주정골 - Jungnyeong 죽령(2.0 km)
    * Dalbatgol 달밭골 - Choamsa Temple 초암사 (3.1 km)


    Restricted Mountain Areas
    * Myojeongnyeong 묘적령 - Jungnyeong 죽령(8.6 km)
    * Euljeon 을전 - Neujeunmaegijae Pass 늦은맥이재(4.5 km)
    * Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉 (4.0 km)
    * Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉(3.1 km)
    * Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉 - Nujeunmogi 늦은목이(25.0 km)
    * Yeonhwadong 연화동 - Yeonhwadong Samgeori (Three-way Intersection) 연화동삼거리
    * Jeomma 점마 - Hajwaseok 하좌석(4.1 km)
    * Danggol 당골 - Yuseoksa Temple 유석사(3.2 km)
    * Huibang Station 희방역 - Huibang Parking Lot 3 희방3주차장(1.5 km)


    Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
    * Yeonhwabong Peak - Birobong Peak, Gukmangbong Peak (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2026
    * Dosolbong Peak (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2028
    * Birobong Peak Yew Habitat: until 2026
    * Yeonghwabong Peak No. 1: until 2026


    Hiking Course

    *Juknyeong Course (2 hrs 40 min / 7 km)
    Juknyeong Information Center 죽령탐방지원센터 - Yeonhwabong Second Peak 제2 연화봉 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 (Observatory 천문대)

    * Cheondong Eouigok Course
    천동어의곡코스 (4 hrs 40 min / 11.6 km)
    Cheondong Information Center
    천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheongdong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

    * Cheondong Valley Course 천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 40 min / 6.8 km)
    Cheondong Information Center
    천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Gosamok 고사목 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

    * Eouigok Course 천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 10 min / 5.1 km)
    Eouigok Information Center
    어의곡탐방지원센터  - Birobong Peak 비로봉

    * Huibang Course 희방사코스 (4 km)
    Huibang Information Center
    희방탐방지원센터 - Office 사무소 - Huibangsa Temple Parking Lot 희방사주차장 - Huibang Falls 희방폭포 - Huibangsa Temple 희방사 - Kkalttakgogae Summit 깔딱고개정상 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉) (Observatory 천문대)

    * Samga Eouigok Course
    삼가어의곡코스 (10.9 km)
    Samga Information Center
    삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

    * Choam Course 초암코스 (6.7 km)
    Choam Watch Area
    초암공원지킴터 - Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Bongduam 봉두암 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉

    * East Samga Course 삼가동코스 (5.6 km)
    Samga Information Center
    삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Dalbatgol Entrance 달밭골입구 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

    * Samgacheon Course 삼가천동코스 (10.8 km)
    Samga Information Center
    삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Cheondong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheondong Information Center 천동탐방지원센



    Parking Facilities
    [S] 2,000 won / [M] 4,000-5,000 won / [L] 6,000-7,500 won
    ※ Regular shuttle buses are free (Not including monthly parking leasers)

    Available Facilities
    *National Park Offices / Ranger Stations
    Sobaeksan National Park Office
    Sobaeksan National Park Northern Office
    Buseok Ranger Station

    *Information Centers
    Huibang Information Center
    Samga Information Center
    Juknyeong Information Center
    Cheondong Information Center
    Eouigok Information Center
    Choam Watch Area
    Namcheon Watch Area

    *Rest Areas
    Juknyeong Rest Area

    *Parking Lots
    Huibang Parking Lot 1
    Huibang Parking Lot 2
    Huibang Parking Lot 3
    Choam Parking Lot
    Buseok Parking Lot
    JuknyeongParking Lot

    *Campsite
    Samga Campsite
    Namcheon Campsite


    Admission Fees
    Free

    [Namcheon Campsite] Off season: Adults 1,600 won / Students 1,200 won / Children 800 won
    Peak season: Adults 2,000 won / Students 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    ※ Parking fee is applied per day
    ※ Electricity fee is applied per day (Off season 3,000 won / Peak season 4,000 won)
    [Samga Campsite]
    Off season: 13,000 won / Peak season: 16,000 won
    ※ Electricity fee is applied per day (Off season 3,000 won / Peak season 4,000 won) ※ Only one car per lot is allowed for parking. Additional cars will be charged extra.


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