|Jirisan National Park (Sancheong) (지리산국립공원 - 산청)|
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|Boasting breathtaking views, Jirisan National Park was the first park
in Korea to officially be designated a national park in 1967. Its glorious mountain range extends across three provinces and five cities. The magnificent mountains and exceptional scenery make this one of the most famous mountains in Korea. Roughly 1,915 meters above sea level, Cheonwangbong Peak, considered to be the pillar of heaven, is the main peak. Jirisan also features Banyabong and Nogodan, and is home to over 10 famous temples. There are over twenty summits and valleys such as Baemsagol Valley, which are part of "Jirisan Ten Sceneries." As this is the location of the most well-preserved virgin forests in Korea , the majestic and mystical mountain is highly revered. There are many species of animal and plant life, and as the first place to cultivate tea in Korea, herbal medicine cultivation still flourishes here.
Jirisan Mountain was also where the Buddhist culture prospered, and there are many cultural assets here, such as Baekjangam Three-Story Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No.10), the Silsangsa Three-Story Stone Pagoda (Treasure No. 37) and more. These regional cultural assets and the superb sceneries of nature give you a unique taste of local history and culture. The weather is temperamental and only 80~100 days out of the year are clear and sunny, but the mist and fog create rare, unparalleled scenes not found anywhere else.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Night-time Hike Restriction Notice|
|Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2 hours before sunrise).|
|Available (Daewonsa Temple/Jungsan-ri parking lot)|
|Small cars (less than 1,000cc): 2,000 won
Mid-sized cars (more than 1,000cc): 4,000 won (peak season: 5,000 won)
Buses: 6,000 won (peak season: 7,500 won)
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|From Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Daewonsa
* Bus Schedule: 07:30-17:30, 2hr intervals
From Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Jungsan-ri (중산리).
* Bus Schedule: 06:10-21:10, runs 16 times a day