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Cheonggyesan Mountain (청계산)

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Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si & Cheonggye-dong, Uiwang-si & Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si & Wonji-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울 서초구 원지동 , 성남시 수정구, 의왕시 청계동, 경기 과천시 막계동
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    Cheonggyesan Mountain surrounds Seoul Grand Park, Seoulland and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon. The mountain boarders the area of Yangjae-dong, Seoul and Gwacheon-si, Seongnam-si, and Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do. The mountain is nestled at the foot of Gwanaksan Mountain, south of downtown Gwacheon. Dense forests, neat valleys, parks, and temples are available in the mountain, making it a suitable climbing course for families. Also, varied walking courses are set up. The top of the mountain, Manggyeongdae, is not open to public access as a government facility is situated on the peak. Guksabong Peak (alt. 538m) and another peak (alt. 545m) are connected through a mountain path.

    It is said that a faithful person, Joyun in the late Goryeo period entered Cheonggyesan Mountain from Songdo after the demolition of Goryeo by Yi Seong-gye who was the first King of the Joseon Dynasty. Also, it was referred to as “Cheongryongsan” because the area is regarded as the place where a blue dragon (Cheongryong; 청룡) ascended to heaven. Based on the principles of geomancy, Gwaksan Mountain and Cheonggyesan Mountain are called “Baekho” (White Tiger) and “Cheongryong,” respectively.

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    Hiking Course
    [Course 1]
    Wonteogol Entrance → Wonteogol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Kkalttakgogae Ridge → Heliport → Maebong Peak (3km / 1 hr 20 min)

    [Course 2]
    Wonteogol Entrance → Cheongaesa Temple → Gilmajae Pavilion → Maebong Peak (2.7km / 1hr)

    [Course 3]
    Cheonggyegol Entrance → Cheonggyegol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Gilmajae Pavilion → Heliport → Maebong Peak (2.13km / 1 hr)

    [Course 4]
    Gaenarigol Entrance → Ongnyeobong Peak → Santokki Ongdalsaem → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.32km / 2 hr 10 min)

    [Course 5]
    Yangjae Truck Terminal → Ongyeobong Peak → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.7km / 2 hr 20 min)

    Activity Information
    [Cheonggyesan Mountain Forest Trip Program]
    - Period: Every April through November on the first and third Sunday at 10:00 and the second and fourth Saturday at 10:00
    - Location: Entrance of Gwanhyeonsa Temple, Cheonggyesan Mountain
    - Program: Explanation on the history, culture and natural ecology of the mountain while walking through the course with a professional forest interpreter.

    Parking Facilities
    Available (220 parking spaces)


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