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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Yeongju-si » Sobaeksan National Park (Gyeongbuk Area) (소백산국립공원(경북))

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Sobaeksan National Park (Gyeongbuk Area) (소백산국립공원(경북))   
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Address
Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 영주시 풍기읍 봉현면, 순흥면, 단산면, 부석면, 충북 단양군
Type
20 National Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-54-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-638-6196
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
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Introduction
Sobaeksan National Park in South Korea is a branch of what could be called the backbone of Korea, Taebaeksan Mountain. In 1987, Sobaeksan Mountain was designated as National Park No.18. Its covers an area of 320.50 square km.

The features of Sobaeksan National Park include wild flowers and royal azaleas on Birobong Peak, and the largest yew tree community is found on the northwest slope (1,200-1,350 m above sea level) between Yeonhwabong Peak and Birobong Peak.

The west of Mt. Sobaeksan is steep, and streams from Nakdonggang River flow to Jukgyaecheon River, which is often used as a hiking course. Following down from Birobong Peak along Jukgyaecheon River is Seokryun Mine and Choamsa Temple. If you proceed even further, you will get to Seokcheonpokpo Falls and Seonghyeolsa Temple. Many trout live in this valley.

A 4-km flat path to the southwest of Birobong Peak leads to Yeonhwabong Peak. There is Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory (SOAO) on the way to the second Yeonhwabong Peak, and a ridge called Jukryeong is on the south side of the mountain. To the east of the second Yeonhwabong Peak, there is Huibangsa Temple and Birosa Temple, both built during the time of the Silla Kingdom. Huibangpokpo Falls is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, and is at the entrance of Huibangsa Temple.

Featuring beautiful valleys and ridgelines, Sobaeksan National Park is known for its abundant wildlife and breathtaking nature.
Mountain Not Access Period

Seasonal Forest Fire Warning
Spring: March 1 – April 30, 2014
Fall: November 15 – December 15, 2014
※ As park access may be restricted due to local weather conditions or fire hazards, please refer to the park's website to confirm the park is open.

Restricted Mountain Areas
* Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 - Yeonhwa-dong Three-way intersection (3.6 km)
* Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉 (4.0 km)
* Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉 - Nujeunmogi 늦은목이 (25.0 km)
* Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉 (3.1 km)
* Jeomma 점마 - Hajwaseok 하좌석 (4.1 km)
* Danggol 당골 - Yuseoksa Temple 유석사 (3.2 km)
* Namdae Branch School - Neujeunmaegijae Pass 늦은맥이 (3.18 km)
* Myojeongnyeong 묘적령 - Jungnyeong 죽령 (8.6 km)
* Euljeon 을전 - Neujeunmaegijae Pass 늦은맥이 (4.5 km)
Areas Open to the Public
* Cheondong 천동 - Cheondong Junction 천동삼거리
* Eouigok 어의곡 - Eouigok Junction 어의곡삼거리
* Jungnyeong 죽령 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉
* Beodeulbat Field 버들밭 - Soya 소야
* Samga 삼가 - Birobong Peak 비로봉
* Huibang Parking Lot 희방주차장 - Birobong Peak 비로봉
* Jujeonggol 주정골 - Jungnyeong 죽령
* Baejeom 배점 - Choamsa Temple 초암사
* Baejeom(Choamsa Temple) 배점(초암사) - Samga(Birosa Temple) 삼가(비로사)
Hiking Course
*Juknyeong Course (2 hrs 40 min / 7 km)
Juknyeong Information Center
죽령탐방지원센터 - Yeonhwabong Second Peak 2 연화봉 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 (Observatory 천문대)

* Cheondong Eouigok Course
천동어의곡코스 (4 hrs 40 min / 11.6 km)
Cheondong Information Center
천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheongdong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

* Cheondong Valley Course 천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 40 min / 6.8 km)
Cheondong Information Center
천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Gosamok 고사목 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Eouigok Course 천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 10 min / 5.1 km)
Eouigok Information Center
어의곡탐방지원센터  - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Huibang Course 희방사코스 (4 km)
Huibang Information Center
희방탐방지원센터 - Office 사무소 - Huibangsa Temple Parking Lot 희방사주차장 - Huibang Falls 희방폭포 - Huibangsa Temple 희방사 - Kkalttakgogae Summit 깔딱고개정상 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 (Observatory 천문대)

* Samga Eouigok Course
삼가어의곡코스 (10.9 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

* Choam Course 초암코스 (6.7 km)
Choam Watch Area
초암공원지킴터 - Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Bongduam 봉두암 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉

* East Samga Course 삼가동코스 (5.6 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Dalbatgol Entrance 달밭골입구 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Samgacheon Course 삼가천동코스 (10.8 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Cheondong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheondong Information Center 천동탐방지원센
Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
* Yeonhwabong Peak - Birobong Peak, Gukmangbong Peak (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2026
* Dosolbong Peak (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2028
* Birobong Peak Yew Habitat: until 2026
* Yeonghwabong Peak No. 1: until 2026
Operating Hours
2 hrs before sunrise-2 hrs after sunset
Admission Fees
Free

[Namcheon Campsite] Off season: Adults 1,600 won / Students 1,200 won / Children 800 won
Peak season: Adults 2,000 won / Students 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
※ Parking fee is applied per day
※ Electricity fee is applied per day (Off season 3,000 won / Peak season 4,000 won)
[Samga Campsite]
Off season: 13,000 won / Peak season: 16,000 won
※ Electricity fee is applied per day (Off season 3,000 won / Peak season 4,000 won) ※ Only one car per lot is allowed for parking. Additional cars will be charged extra.
Facility Utilization Fees
* Huibangsa Temple (+82-54-638-2400)
Individual - Adults: 2,000 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 600 won
Group - Adults: 2,000 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 600 won

* Buseoksa Temple
Individual - Adults: 1,200 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 800 won
Group - Adults: 1,000 won / Youth: 800 won / Children: 500 won
Parking Fees
[S] 2,000 won / [M] 4,000-5,000 won / [L] 6,000-7,500 won
※ Regular shuttle buses are free (Not including monthly parking)
Available Facilities
* National Park Offices / Ranger Stations
Sobaeksan National Park Office
Sobaeksan National Park Northern Office
Buseok Ranger Station

*Information Centers
Huibang Information Center
Samga Information Center
Juknyeong Information Center
Cheondong Information Center
Eouigok Information Center
Choam Watch Area
Namcheon Watch Area

*Rest Areas
Juknyeong Rest Area

*Parking Lots
Huibang Parking Lot 1
Huibang Parking Lot 2
Huibang Parking Lot 3
Choam Parking Lot
Buseok Parking Lot
JuknyeongParking Lot

*Campsite
Samga Campsite
Namcheon Campsite
Directions
Mt. Sobaeksan National Park spreads from Gyeongsangbuk-do to Chuncheongbuk-do. You can enter the park through Hyebangsa, Choam Juggyegugok, Samga, Buseok in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area, and Cheongdong, Jungnyeong, Oeuigok in the Chungcheongbuk-do area.

1.By train (http://www.korail.com/)
-Busan → Yeongju (6:40 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., three departures per day)
-Dong Daegu → Yeongju (6:20 a.m. - 7:49 p.m., seven departures per day)
-Cheongnyangni → Punggi (6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., eight departures per day)

2. Intercity Bus Terminal
- Dong Seoul (☎ 02-3436-2114) → Yeongju Runs from 6:15 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. / 30-min intervals / 2 hrs 30 min
- North Daegu Terminal (☎ 053-357-1851~2) → Yeongju 5:55 a.m. - 9:20 p.m. / 1-hr intervals / 1 hr 30 min
- Yeongju → Dong Seoul 7:15 a.m.- 8:45 p.m. / 30-min intervals / 2 hrs 30 min
- Yeongju → Gangnam Terminal 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. / 1-hr intervals / 2 hrs 30 min
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