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Jeollanam-do » Yeosu-si » Yeongchwisan Mountain (Yeosu) (영취산 - 여수)


Yeongchwisan Mountain (Yeosu) (영취산 - 여수)   
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Sangam-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
전남 여수시 상암동 , 삼일동 일대
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Yeongchwisan Mountain is not very high (510 meters above sea level), but the mountain has long been deemed as a spiritual guardian of the Yeosu peninsula. During the old days, people held rituals for rain or offered wishful prayers. Geumseongdae and Dosolam are two Buddhist places of worship on the mountain.

Mount Yeongchwisan is widely known as the first place in Korea where azaleas begin to bloom in the spring. The mountain is one of the top three most famous places in Korea for azalea blossoms. As Mount Yeongchwisan is not very high, taking any hiking course will lead you to the peak within about four hours. The mountain is a perfect place for family travelers to go hiking. In April each year, the azalea festival is held in the mountain. The festival offers a variety of programs including a ritual for the god of the mountain, a writing contest for students, a photo contest, and Miss Azalea beauty pageant. During the festival, visitors can enjoy various events and local foods.
Hiking Course
Course 1: Dolgogae Event Hall - Azalea field (40 min, Difficulty: Hard)
Course 2: Dolgogae Event Hall - Golmyeongchi - Azalea field (2 hr 30 min, Difficulty: Medium)
Course 3: Heungguksa Temple - Bongujae (50 min, Difficulty: Medium)
Course 4: Sangamcho Temple - Bongujae (50 min, Difficulty: Easy)
Course 5: Dolgogae Event Hall - Azalea field - Bongujae - Peak of Yeongchwisan Mountain - Heungguksa Temple (4 hr 30 min, Difficulty: Hard)
From Yeosu Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 52 to Heungguksa Temple.
Or, take Local Bus 68, 73 or 76 and get off at Jinbuk Bus Stop (Sangam-dong).
Tourist Sites
Heungguksa Temple (흥국사-문화재자료 제38호)
Heungguksa Temple (흥국사-문화재자료 제38호)
  • Region : Yeosu-si Jeollanam-do
  • Theme : Temples/ Religious Sites
  • The name of Heungguksa Temple means “if the country prospers, the temple does well.” The temple was ...
GS Caltex Yeosu Complex (GS칼텍스 여수공장)
GS Caltex Yeosu Complex (GS칼텍스 여수공장)
  • Region : Yeosu-si Jeollanam-do
  • Theme :
  • GS Caltex Yeosu Complex allows visitors an opportunity to learn about how to refine petrolem and how...
Manseong-ri Black Sand Beach (만성리 검은모래해변)
Manseong-ri Black Sand Beach (만성리 검은모래해변)
  • Region : Yeosu-si Jeollanam-do
  • Theme : Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands
  • Manseongni Black Sand Beach is located 3 kilometers to the north along the coastal road from Yeosu S...
Yeosu Ocean Railbike (여수해양레일바이크)
Yeosu Ocean Railbike (여수해양레일바이크)
  • Region : Yeosu-si Jeollanam-do
  • Theme : Compound Leisure Sports
  • Yeosu Ocean Railbike is comprised of a 3.5 kilometer-long open track that follows the rocky coast&nb...

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