|Jeoksangsan Mountain (적상산)|
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As one of the best scenic mountains in Korea, Jeoksangsan Mountain (1,034m) showcases imposing, steep rock walls. Red maple trees around cliffs make the mountain look like a giant red skirt in the fall. That’s why it is called Jeoksangsan (Red Skirt Mountain). The mountain boasts a variety of attractions from Hyangrobong (Hyangro Peak/1,029m), Cheonil Falls, Songdae Falls, Jangdobawi (Jangdo Rock), Janggunbawi (Janggun Rock), and Anryeomdae.
The rugged shape of the mountain was considered ideal for building a fortress. And after Jeoksangsan became a designated site for storing Joseonwangjo Sillok (annals of the Joseon Dynasty), the fortress surrounding it was further rebuilt. The mountain is also home to Anguksa Temple, an ancient temple built in 1227 (during the 3rd year of King Chungryeol’s reign) by Monk Wolin. The mountain can easily be climbed by hiking or by vehicle; there is a paved road stretching over 15km that leads to the top of the mountain thanks to the construction of Muju Power Plant, letting tourists visit Sanjeong Lake and Anguksa Temple conveniently.
|Mountain Not Access Period|
1st - April 30th
Autumn: November 15th - December 15th
* Subject to change depending on the weather condition
|Restricted Mountain Areas|
|* Chimok ~ Anguksa
* Inwoldam ~ Seolcheonbong (5.10km)
* Hyangjeokbong ~ Yeonggak Park (18.2km)
* Baeknyeonsa Temple ~ Jungbong (4km),
* Hoenggyeongjae ~ Sinpungnyeong (7.8km)
* Songgyeo Park ~ Songgyeo Intersection (6.5km)
* Hwangjeom ~ Wolseongjae (3.8km)
* Yuksimnyeong ~ Namdeokyusan Mountain (3.6km)
|* Seochang - Seomun
(Jangdo Rock) 3.3km - Neungseongallimgil 0.6km - Hyangnobong 5km - Annyeomdae 1.4km -
Anguksa Temple 0.5km - Sanjeong Lake 1km
* Ilju Course
Sanjeong Lake - Anguksa Temple 1km - Annyeomdae 0.5 km - Hyangnobong 1.4km - Neungseongallimgil 0.5km - Annyeomdae 1km - Anguksa Temple 0.5km - Sanjeong Lake 1km
* Chimok Course
Chimok - Songdae Falls 2km - Sanjeong Lake 1.5km - Anguksa Temple 1km
|Take an intercity
bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Muju.
Bus Schedule: 07:40, 09:20, 10:40, 13:40, 14:35
From Muju Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Jeoksang.
Get off at Seochang Ipgu.