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Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)

  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
  • Soyosan Mountain (소요산국민관광지)
145, Pyeonghwa-ro 2910beon-gil, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 동두천시 평화로2910번길 145
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    Soyosan Mountain (소요산) on the outskirts of Dongducheon City is the most treasured mountain north of the Hangang River. Although it is relatively small, only standing 587m tall, it is covered by a lush forest, and dotted by waterfalls and peaks. On the slopes of Soyosan Mountain rest shrines commemorating Wonhyo and Uisang, two renowned Buddhist monks from the Silla Kingdom, and the Jajae Hermitage, a small temple where Wonhyo practiced asceticism. There are many small waterfalls including Wonhyo Falls, Uisang Falls, Cheongnyang Falls, and Seonnyeotang Falls, which are popular destinations for visitors in the summer. Although Nahanjeon, a natural stone cave, and Geumsonggul Cave, halfway up the mountain, still maintain an air of mystery.

    Moving from the base of the mountain, past the parking lot and shops, and following the flat path, you will find Jajae Hermitage; and, after going a bit further, you will find Wonhyo Falls cascading down between the rocky cliffs. Below the fall is Songni Bridge, which leads straight to the Uisangdae site (587m) at the top of the mountain. The left path off of the bridge leads to a cliff that is the Wonhyodae site; and by following a forest path between rising rock walls, you can trek to the Jajae Hermitage, next to which is a small cave called Nahanjeon. Very tasty spring water wells in the cave and it is called Wonhyo Spring, and its waters are famous for making excellent tea.


    Current Status
    Designated as National Tourist Site on March 31, 1977.

    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    Soyosan Station (소요산역) - Jajaeam Hermitage (소요산 자재암) – Freedom Protection Peace Museum (자유수호평화박물관) - Forest Park (산림욕장) – Dongducheon Domestic Market for Livestock Products (축산물브랜드육타운) – Soyosan Station (소요산역)

    Mountain Not Access Period
    For safety of visitors and forest fire prevention, night time entrance is strictly prohibited.

    Maximum Occupancy
    No limit

    Parking Facilities
    Available (400 small-sized car / 20 large-sized car)

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (1 carriage)

    Pets must be on a leash and clean up at all times.

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