|Maisan Provincial Park (마이산도립공원)|
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Mt. Maisan Provincial Park is located in Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do. During the Silla Kingdom, it was called Seodasan, during the Goryo Dynasty, Yongchulsan, and finally named Maisan during the Joseon Dynasty. Maisan is referred to by different names depending on the season. In the spring, it is called Dotdaebong, in the summer, Yonggakbong, in the fall, Maibong, and in the winter, Munpilbong.
There is a myth that has been passed down through the generations regarding Mt. Maisan. It tells of two gods that came down from the sky, had a child and lived on earth for a while. As they were going back up to the sky, a village woman saw them ascending, and were trapped on earth and were transformed in to a rock mountain. Even today, you can see the father peak and the child peak, and the mother peak on the other side. The pagodas atop Mt. Maisan were built from native rocks and the top of these towers look as sharp as nails. On the south side of the mountain, it is said that there were over 120 of these pagodas, but only about 80 exist today. There is also something very mysterious about these pagodas. No matter how bad the weather, even during storms, they somehow do not sway or fall. Another interesting thing about Mt. Maisan are the icicles. If you put water into a bowl during the winter, the water freezes into a pole reaching for the sky. No one knows why or how this happens, but it makes Maisan just that much more mysterious and interesting to visit.
|* North Parking Lot -> Cheonghwangmun Gate (Hwaeomgul Cave) -> Eunsusa Temple -> Tapsa -> Tapyeongje -> Geumdangsa Temple -> South Parking Lot : 2.7km (1 1/2 to 2 hours required)
* North Parking Lot -> Cheonghwangmun Gate -> Eunsusa Temple -> Tapsa -> Cheonghwangmun Gate -> North Parking Lot : 2.4km (1 1/2 to 2 hours required)
* South Parking Lot ~ Gwangdaebong Peak ~ Hapmiseong (Wolwun): 6.1km
* North Parking Lot ~ Gwangdaebong Peak ~ Hapmiseong (Wolwun): 8.0km
|Building stone-towered pagoda, icicles experience.|
|9:00 - 18:00 (Mar - Oct)
9:00 - 17:00 (Nov - Feb)
|Parking fee : two-wheeled vehicle 400 won/passanger car 2,000 won/bus 3,000 won|
|(Includes Fees for Park Entrance & Cutural Monument)
|Restaurants, gift shops, mineral spring, camping sites, etc.|
|1. From Jinan Bus Terminal(in Jeollabuk-do Province), take a bus heading North Maisan. First bus runs at 7:30a.m., and from 8 a.m. arrives at 40 minute intervals. Last bus arrives at 6p.m.(5 minute ride), Get off at Miasan. Five minute ride by taxi.
2.Jeollabuk-do Jinan Intercity Bus Terminal → South Miasan (toward Maryeong-myeon, Jainan-gun)
Runs five times a day(10a.m., 12:50p.m., 1:30p.m., 4:30p.m., 7p.m.), 15~20 minute ride.