|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.
|Hwaeomsa Temple 3,500 won / Yeongoksa Temple 2,000 won / Ssanggyesa Temples 1,800 won|
|* Express Bus (Seoul – Gurye)
Bus 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 50minutes-1 hour.)