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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Mungyeong-si » Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park (문경새재도립공원)

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Address
932, Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 문경시 문경읍 새재로 932 (문경읍)
Type
Mountains
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-571-0709 (English, Korean)
Homepage
http://saejae.gbmg.go.kr
(Korean only)
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Introduction
There are 3 legendary boundary gates at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, on rough mountaintops, which are reputed to be too tall for even birds to fly over.
Mungyeongsaejae, which overlays Mt. Joryeongsan, has always been the highest and most dangerous mountain pass. It was cleared during the time of Kim Taejong (reign 1400~1418) of Joseon Period, and was used until a new road was built through the Ihwaryeong Gyegok Valley.
The boundary gates and castle walls were raised here after the Japanese Invasion of Korea (1592 and 1598). The second boundary gate, Jogokgwan, was raised in 1594, and in 1708 Juheulgwan and Joryeonggwan were raised and were used as fortresses for national defense. They were damaged after that point, but in 1966 the No. 1, 2, and 3 boundary gates and castle walls were designated collectively as historical relic No. 147 and were later restored in 1976.
Take the big road beside boundary gate No. 1 of southeastern Korea, Juheulgwan, for about 1.5km and you’ll arrive at Joryeongwon. There are only stonewalls left from the many inn-like dwellings, which were built to accommodate government officials on official tour. Past the tavern, which was restored in 1983, you’ll reach the Jogokgwan. The area around Jogokgwan is famous for its birch trees, and the Mungyeongsaejae Revolt Monument can be seen on the left side of the road.
It’s 3.4km from Jogokgwan to Joryeonggwan, through a walkway with its harmonious scenery of rocks and cool streams. Instead of taking the big road, you can take the road with the sounds of stream water, to a waterfall. 30 minutes farther and you’ll arrive at Hyeguksa Temple.
Hyeguksa Temple is at the edge of Juheulsan, and is the place where King Gongmin (reign 1351~1374) stayed while avoiding the peasant uprising. Past Hyeguksa Temple and the Royal Palace about 1km, you’ll reach the sacred peak of Mt, Juheulsan. The view of the winding mountain ranges from the mountaintop is spectacular. From the mountain top, past the valley, is Jogokgwan.
The 3rd boundary gate is at Juheulsan (1,106m), and it takes about 4~5 hours to get to Jogokgwan from Juheulgwan. The area was designated as a Provincial Park in 1981.
KBS drama studio is located in Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, specializing in historical dramas, and it is the largest scale studio in the world. There are three palaces and many houses from the Goryeo Period, spread over 60,000 m2.
Telephone
+82-54-550-8354
Operating Hours
8:00 - Sunset
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
* On Set <Great King Sejong>
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Youths 1,000 won / Children 500 won
Groups: Adults 1,500 won / Youths 800 won / Children 400 won

* Mungyeong Saejae Ecological Center
Individuals: Adults 1,000 won / Youths 700 won / Children 500 won
Groups: Adults 800 won / Youths 500 won / Children 300 won

※ Adults (ages 19-64) / Youths (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)
※ Groups: 20 people or more
Parking Fees
- Light-weighted car: 1,000 won
- Sedan: 2,000 won
- Bus and bus (25+ seats): 4,000 won
Interpretation Services Offered
Pre-reservation required by Cultural tour guide
Directions
  • At Mungyeong Interciy Bus Terminal, take the City Bus bound for Mungyeonggwanmun(bus runs every hours). Get off at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park Parking lot. (10 Min. ride)
  • Taxi takes 10 Min.
  • Accommodation
    Mungyeongsaejae Youth Hostel (문경새재 유스호스텔)
    Mungyeongsaejae Youth Hostel (문경새재 유스호스텔)
    • Region : Mungyeong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Type : Youth Hostel
    • Situated at the bottom of a mountain, the hostel is set deep in the heart of nature. The hostel attr...
    Mungyeong Tourist Hotel (문경관광호텔)
    Mungyeong Tourist Hotel (문경관광호텔)
    • Region : Mungyeong-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Type : Tourist Hotel
    • Situated in Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, Mungyeong Tourist Hotel is surrounded by the beauty of ...



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