|Sobaeksan National Park (소백산국립공원)|
|Sobaeksan National Park in South Korea is a branch of what could be called the backbone of Korea - Mt. Taebaeksan. In 1987, Mt. Sobaeksan was designated as National Park No.18. Its whole dimension is 320.50km.
The features of Sobaeksan National Park in South Korea include The 320.50㎢ comprising Mt. Sobaeksan was designated as National Park No. 18 in 1987. There are many wild flowers and royal azaleas on Birobong Peak and the largest yew tree community is found on the northwest slope (1,200~1,350m 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 by Jukgyaecheon River is Seokryun Mine, and Choamsa Temple. If you proceed even further, you will get to Seokcheonpokpo Waterfall and Seonghyeolsa Temple. In this valley, there are mountain trouts that can only live in clean water.
A 4km flat path to the southwest from Birobong Peak leads to Yeonhwabong Peak. There is the National Astronomical Observatory on the way to the second Yeonhwabong Peak from the 1st Yeonhwabong Peak, and a ridge called Jukryeong is on the south of the mountain. To the east of the second Yeonhwabong Peak, there are Huibangsa Temple and Birosa Temple built in the Silla Kingdom. Huibangpokpo Waterfall is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, is at the entrance of Huibangsa Temple.
Featuring the valleys and ridgelines, Mt. Sobaeksan National Park has breathtaking scenes and is known for its abundant wildlife and natural splendor.
|Mountain Not Access Period|
|2011 Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
02.16.2011 ~ 04.30.2011
※TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
|Restricted Mountain Areas|
|* Jwaseok 좌석 ~ Madangchi 마당치
* Eouigok Junction 어의곡삼거리 ~ Uipungni 의풍리
* Nujeunmogi 늦은목이 ~ Madangchi 마당치
* Choamsa Temple 초암사 ~ Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉
* Myojeongnyeong 묘적령 ~ Jungnyeong 죽령
* Euljeon 을전 ~ Neujeunmaegijae Pass 늦은맥이
|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)
|* Jungnyeong Course
Juknyeong Information Center 죽령탐방지원센터 - Yeonhwabong Peak No.2 제2연화봉 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉
* Cheondong Eouigok Valley Course (11.6km)
Cheondong Information Center 천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Resting Place 천동쉼터 - Cheondong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터
* Eouigok Valley Course (5.1km)
Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터 - Birobong Peak 비로봉
* Choamsa Temple Course (6.7km)
Choam Watch Area 초암공원지킴터 - Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Bongduam 봉두암 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉
|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
|2 hrs before sunrise-2 hrs after sunset|
|Facility Utilization Fees|
|* Huibangsa Temple (+82-54-638-2400)
Individual - Adults: 2,000 won / Youths: 1,000 won / Children: 600 won
Group - Adults: 2,000 won / Youths: 1,000 won / Children: 600 won
* Buseoksa Temple
Individual - Adults: 1,200 won / Youths: 1,000 won / Children: 800 won
Group - Adults: 1,000 won / Youths: 800 won / Children: 500 won
|Mt. Sobaeksan National Park spreads from Gyeongsangbuk-do Province to Chuncheongbuk-do Province. You can enter the park through Hyebangsa, Choam Juggyegugok, Samga, Buseok in Gyeongsangbuk-do area, and Cheongdong, Jungnyeong, Oeuigok in Chungcheongbuk-do area.
1.By train (http://www.korail.com/)
-Busan→Yeongju(6:40 a.m.~6:15 p.m., three times a day)
-Dong Daegu→Yeongju(6:20 a.m.~7:49 p.m., seven times a day)
-Cheongnyangni→Punggi(6:00 a.m.~9:00 p.m., eight times a day)
2. By Intercity Bus Terminal
-Dong Seoul(☎ 02-3436-2114) → Yeongju Runs from 6:15a.m.~9:45p.m./ 30 minute interval/ 2 hour 30 minute ride
-North Daegu Terminal(☎ 053-357-1851~2) → Yeongju 5:55 a.m. ~ 9:20 p.m./ one hour interval/ one hour and 30 minute ride
-Yeongju → Dong Seoul 7:15 a.m.~8:45 p.m.(30 minute interval), two hour 30 minute ride
-Yeongju → Gangnam Terminal 7:00 a.m.~8:30 p.m.(one hour interval), two hour 30 minute ride