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Daegu » Dong-gu » Palgongsan Natural Park (Gatbawi District), (팔공산자연공원)

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Palgongsan Natural Park (Gatbawi District), (팔공산자연공원)   
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Address
229, Gatbawi-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu
대구 동구 갓바위로 229 (진인동)
Type
Mountains
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-53-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: Region 1 +82-53-852-8031 / Region 2 +82-53-852-8032
Homepage
gbpalgong.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
Palgongsan Natural Park (Gatbawi District) is centered around Palgongsan Mountain, one of the larger mountains in the Taebaek mountain range. Palgongsan Mountain is located 20km northeast from downtown Daegu, where Nakdonggang River and Geumhogang River meet. The mountain has three peaks in a row: Birobong Peak in the center and Dongbong (aka ‘Mitabong,’ 1,155m) and Seobong (aka ‘Samseongbong,’ 1,150m) on either side.

In terms of administrational district, the park (30.593㎢ in size) is within Dong-gu, Daegu and has four towns along its border including Yeongcheon-si, Gyeongsan-si, and Chilgok-gun. A number of Buddhist temples including Donghwasa, a headquarters of the 9th Buddhist Parish, are located in the area.

The park has numerous rocks and valleys and is carpeted with azaleas in the spring. In the autumn many visitors flock to the park to admire the falls leaves on the trees lining the 16.3km-long road through the park. With vibrant green leaves and a delicate snowscape in the winter, Palgongsan Mt is an attractive destination for visitors throughout the year.

[About Gatbawi]

‘Gatbawi’ is a statue of Buddha that sits against a rocky cliff of Gwanbong Peak that rises 850m above the sea level. The name ‘Gatbawi’ comes from the fact that the Buddha has a flat rock (‘bawi’) on its head that looks like a Korean traditional hat (called a ‘gat’). The statue, designated Treasure No. 431, is one of the most sophisticated Buddha statues of the 9th Century. Legend has it that the statue grants honest prayers, so every year at sunrise on New Year’s Day people flock to the Buddha statue to make a wish for the new year and see the rising sun.
Telephone
+82-53-982-0005, 983-8586
Natural Preservation Period (closed to public)
To prevent forest fires and protect the natural resouces, certain areas are closed from Nov 1 to May 15. ※ All trails not listed as closed are regulated.
※ The park may be closed at other times depending on the possibility of mountain fire. Please check the official website before visiting.
Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
[Chilgok-gun Gasan-myeon]
Upper Sandang-Gasansanseong Fortress
Moraejae Pass-Gasanbawi
[Chilgok-gun Dongmyeong-myeon]
Hakmyeongdong (Dumusil)-Gasansanseong Fortress (Namporu)
Yeolijae Pass-Namporu-Dongmun (East Gate)
[Yeongcheon-si Sinnyeong-myeon]
Sudosa Temple-Palgong Falls-Domajae Pass
[Gyeongsan-si Wachon-myeon]
Peokjeong (Gatbawi Parking Lot)-Neupaejae Pass
Areas Open to the Public
[Gyeongsan-si Wachon-myeon ~ Chilgok-gun Dongmyeong-myeon]
Gwanbong Peak-Seonbonjae Pass-Neupaejae Pass-Domajae Pass-Yeombulbong Peak-Dongbong Peak-Birobong Peak-Gasanbawibong Peak-Mulbulsan-Hantijae Pass-Chikibong Peak-Gasanbong Peak-Gasanbawi
[칠곡군 동명면]
진남문-천주사터-용바위
[영천시 신녕면]
수도사-공산폭포-진불암-동봉
[영천시 청통면]
백흥암-중암암-느패재
[경산시 와촌면]
선본사-약사암-용덕사-관봉
Hiking Course
Course 1: Gasanbawi - Chikibong Peak - Hantijae Pass - Dongbong Peak - Domajae Pass - Neupaejae Pass - Gwanbong Peak
Course 2: Gyejeongsa Temple - Gasanbawi
Course 3: Moraejae Pass - Gasanbawi
Course 4: Sudosa Temple - Domajae Pass
Course 5: Sudosa Temple - Jinbulam - Dongbong Peak
Course 6: Haewonjeongsa Temple - Dongmun (East Gate) - Gasanbawi
Course 7: Yeorijae Pass - Gasanbawi
Course 8: Baekheungam - Neupaejae Pass
Course 9: Peokjeong - Inbong Peak
Course 10: Seonbonsa Temple - Yaksaam - Gwanbong Peak (Gatbawi)
Available Facilities
Sky Line, Palgong Country Club, Campgrounds
Directions
Dong Daegu Station
Take Bus 401 or Express Bus 1 (급행1)
Get off at the entrance of Donghwasa Temple (동화사입구)
Tourist Sites
Palgongsan Natural Park (Pagyesa Temple District) (팔공산자연공원 (파계사지구))
Palgongsan Natural Park (Pagyesa Temple District) (팔공산자연공원 (파계사지구))
  • Region : Dong-gu Daegu
  • Theme : Mountains
  • Palgongsan Natural Park is locates close to Palgongsan Mountain, one of the larger mountains in the ...
Palgongsan Natural Park - Donghwasa Temple District (팔공산자연공원 동화사지구)
Palgongsan Natural Park - Donghwasa Temple District (팔공산자연공원 동화사지구)
  • Region : Dong-gu Daegu
  • Theme : Mountains
  • Palgongsan Natural Park is locates close to Palgongsan Mountain, one of the larger mountains in the ...
Donghwasa Temple Stay (동화사 템플스테이)
Donghwasa Temple Stay (동화사 템플스테이)
  • Region : Dong-gu Daegu
  • Theme : Traditional&Cultural Experiences/ Temple Stays
  • At Donghwasa, located on the slopes of Palgongsan (Palgong Mountain) at Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, in Daeg...
Palgongsan Cable Car (팔공산 케이블카)
Palgongsan Cable Car (팔공산 케이블카)
  • Region : Dong-gu Daegu
  • Theme : Mountains
  • Standing almost 1.2㎞ and bordering five different cities and districts of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province,...
Donghwasa Temple (Daegu) (동화사(대구))
Donghwasa Temple (Daegu) (동화사(대구))
  • Region : Dong-gu Daegu
  • Theme : Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Donghwasa Temple (동화사) is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain, about 22km northeast of ...



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