|Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park (문경새재도립공원)|
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|There are 3 legendary boundary gates at Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, on rough mountaintops, which are reputed to be too tall for even birds to fly over. Mungyeongsaejae, which overlays Joryeongsan Mountain, 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 Gogae
The boundary gates and castle walls were raised here after the Japanese Invasion of Korea (1592-1598). 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 historic Site 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 Joryeongwan. 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 Mt. 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 Mt. 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. There are three palaces and many houses from the Goryeo Period, spread over 60,000 m2.
|Seollal (Lunar New Year) & Chuseok, January 1st|
Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Madang Bawi (1.5km) – Gwanmun Gate No.2 (3.0km) – Donghwawonteo (5.3km) – Gwanmun Gate No.3 (6.5km) / Duration: 2 hr
Course A: Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Chungnyeolsa Temple (0.2km) – Yeogung Falls (0.8km) – Hyeguksa Temple (2.0km) – Daegwolteo (3.0km) – Juheuljubong Peak (4.5km) – Hyeguksa Temple (7.0km) – Gwanmun Gate No.1 (9.0km) / Duration: 4 hr
Course B: Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Chungnyeolsa Temple (0.2km) – Yeogung Falls (0.8km) – Hyeguksa Temple (2.0km) – Daegwolteo (3.0km) – Juheuljubong Peak (4.5km) - Kkotbatseodeul (7.0km) – Gwanmun Gate No.2 (9.5km) – Gwanmun Gate No.1 (12.5km) / Duration: 5 hr
Course C: Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Chungnyeolsa Temple (0.2km) – Yeogung Falls (0.8km) – Hyeguksa Temple (2.0km) – Daegwolteo (3.0km) – Juheuljubong Peak (4.5km) – Juheulyeongbong Peak (5.8km) – Bubong Peak (1–6 peaks) (9.6km) – Donghwawon (10.9km) – Gwanmun Gate No. 2 (13.2km) – Gwanmun Gate No.1 (16.2km) / Duration: 8 hr
Course D: Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Chungnyeolsa Temple (0.2km) – Yeogung Falls (0.8km) – Hyeguksa Temple (2.0km) – Daegwolteo (3.0km) – Juheuljubong Peak (4.5km) – Juheulgwanbong Peak (7.2km) – Seonghwangsa Temple – Gwanmun Gate No. 1 (10.7km) / Duration: 5 hr
Course A: Gwanmun Gate No.3 – Gitdaebong Peak (1km) – Joryeongsan Mountain (5km) – Joryeongsaem (6km) – Ihwaryeong (8km) / Duration: 6 hr
Course B: Gwanmun Gate No.3 – Gitdaebong Peak – Sinseonam – Joryeongsan Mountain – Joryeongsaem – Ihwaryeong (7.5km) / Duration: 4 hr
Gwanmun Gate No.1 – Gwanmun Gate No.2 (3km) – Donghwawon (5.3km) – Dongammun Gate (6.7km) – Bubong Peak (1~6 peaks) (9.5km) – Donghwasonteo (10.8km) – No. 2 Gwanmun Gate (13.1km) – Gwanmun Gate No.1 (16.1km) / Duration: 6 hr
|[Mungyeongsaejae Filming Studio]
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teens & Military 1,000 won / Children 500 won
Groups: Adults 1,500 won / Teens & Military 800 won / Children 400 won
※Adults (ages 19-64), Teens (ages 13-18), Military wearing full-dress uniforms (including staff sergeant and under, riot police, conscripted policemen, public service workers)
※ Children (ages 7-12)
※Groups: 20 people or more
[Museum of Old Roads] Individuals – Adults 1,000 won / Youths & Military & Children 700 won Groups – Adults 800 won / Youths & Military & Children 500 won
※ Adults (ages 19-64), Children & Teens (ages 7-18), Military (Including under staff sergeant/ riot police, conscripted policeman, public service workers)
※ Groups: 20 people or more
[Mungyeongsaejae Natural Ecology Exhibition Hall]
Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teens & Military & Children 1,500 won
Groups: Adults 1,500 won / Youths & Military & Children 1,000 won
※ Adults (ages 19-64) / Children & Teens (ages 7-18)
※ Groups: 20 people or more
|Mungyeongsaejae KBS Drama Studio, Mungyeongsaejae Eco Park, Museum of Old Roads, Apple Park, snow sledding field (all-season), Mungyeongsaejae Youth Hostel, Mungyeong Tourist Hotel, etc.|
|Facility Utilization Fees|
One-way: Adults 1,000 won / Teens & Military 800 won / Children 500 won
※ Adults (ages 19+), Teens (ages 13-18), Military wearing full-dress uniforms (including under staff sergeant, riot police, conscripted policeman, public service workers), Children (ages 4-12)
※ Free for infants (under 3 years old) and the disabled (levels 1-3) and one guardian
|Light-weight car 1,000 won / Compact car 2,000 won / Buses and vans (25 passengers or more) 4,000 won|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Available (Advanced reservations required)|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Mungyeong (문경).
* Bus Schedule: 06:30-20:00, runs 14 times a day
From Mungyeong Bus Terminal, take Bus 100 or a taxi to Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park (문경새재, 15min).