|Jirisan National Park (Gurye) (지리산국립공원(구례))|
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|On December 29, 1967 Jirisan Mountain (지리산) was designated Korea’s top national park. Jirisan is the largest mountain national park in the nation. You can get a full view of the Seomjingang River (섬진강), which runs alongside the mountain and into the Namhae Sea. If you’re lucky you can also spot some various plants and animals, including the Asiatic Black Bear, making Jirisan Mountain an even more interesting and inviting place to visit.
As Jirisan Mountain changes with the different seasons, hikers can enjoy various aspects of the mountain’s terrain. However, there can be heavy rain and snow in the summer and winter, so some areas will be closed off in case of drastic changes in the weather and temperature. In the spring and fall, you can explore the mountain relatively freely. However, access may be limited to some areas for fear of forest fires in the dry season.
If you want to hike up Jirisan Mountain it is recommended that you visit the homepage of the Korea National Park Service or contact the Jirisan Mountain Management Office before planning your trip.
|Jirisan National Park Admin Office +82-55-972-7771~2
Jirisan National Park Nambu (southern) Admin Office +82-61-780-7700
Jirisan National Park Bukbu (northern) Admin Office +82-63-630-8900
|Mountain Not Access Period|
|Spring fire watch period (subject to change by year): Feb 16-Apr 30 / Nov 5-Dec 15.
※ Find more details at the official website.
|Areas Open to the Public|
|The information is subject to change by year (some area and/or route may be closed), therefore recommeded to check details at the official website depending on your schedule of visit.|
Adults 1,600-2,000 won / Teens 1,200-1,500 won / Children 800-1,000 won
※ Separate parking fee applies (the fee is set price per day)
※ Separate fee for electricity use: per day, 3,000 won for low season and 4,000 won for peak season.
Modern style 7,000-8,000 won / traditional style 5,000 won
※ Traditional style: except ‘Chibanmok and Piagol’, others are rebuilt to modern form.
|Small-sized 2,000 won
Mid-sized 4,000~5,000 won
Large-sized 6,000~7,500 won
※ Regular shuttle bus can park free of charge. (except for vehicles with monthly parking submission)
Bus (Seoul – Gurye) runs from Seoul Nambu Terminal from 07:30 to 19:30, 7 times a day, takes 4 hours.
→ Take a bus for Seongsamjae and Nogodan at Gurye Bus Terminal and get off at Seongsamjae Parking Lot. (Bus runs 8 times a day at 04:00,06:00, 08:20, 10:20, 11:40, 13:30, 15:40, and 17:40, takes about 50 minutes to 1 hour.)