|Cheonggyesan Mountain (청계산)|
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|Cheonggyesan Mountain surrounds Seoul Grand Park, SeoulLand and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon. The mountain boarders the area of Yangjae-dong, Seoul and Gwacheon-si, Seongnam-si, and Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do. The mountain is nestled at the foot of Gwanaksan Mountain, south of downtown Gwacheon. Dense forests, neat valleys, parks, and temples are available in the mountain, making it a suitable climbing course for families. Also, varied walking courses are set up. The top of the mountain, Manggyeongdae, is not open to public access as a government facility is situated on the peak. Guksabong Peak (alt. 538m) and another peak (alt. 545m) are connected through a mountain path.
It is said that a faithful person, Joyun in the late Goryeo period entered Cheonggyesan Mountain from Songdo after the demolition of Goryeo by Yi Seong-gye who was the first King of the Joseon Dynasty. Also, it was referred to as “Cheongryongsan” because the area is regarded as the place where a blue dragon (Cheongryong; 청룡) ascended to heaven. Based on the principles of geomancy, Gwaksan Mountain and Cheonggyesan Mountain are called “Baekho” (White Tiger) and “Cheongryong,” respectively.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
Wonteogol Ipgu (entrance) → Wonteogol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Kkalttakgogae → Heliport → Maebong Peak (3km / 1 hr 20 min)
Wonteogol Ipgu (entrance) → Cheongaesa Temple → Gilmajae Pavilion → Maebong (2.7km / 1hr)
Cheonggyegol Ipgu (entrance) → Cheonggyegol Yaksuteo (mineral spring) → Gilmajae Pavilion → Heliport → Maebong Peak (2.13km / 1 hr)
Gaenarigol Ipgu (entrance) → Oknyeobong Peak → Santtokki Ongdalsaem → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.32km / 2 hr 10 min)
Yangjae Truck Terminal (양재화물터미널) → Oknyeobong Peak → Heliport → Maebong Peak (4.7km / 2 hr 20 min)
|[Cheonggyesan Mountain Forest Trip Program]
- Period: Every April through November on the first and third Sunday at 10:00 and the second and fourth Saturday at 10:00
- Location: Entrance of Gwanhyeonsa Temple, Cheonggyesan Mountain
- Program: Explanation on the history, culture and natural ecology of the mountain while walking through the exploring course with a professional forest interpreter.
* Note: the details of the program are subject to change without notice.
Yangjae Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 7.
Upon exiting from the station, take bus no. 4432 in front of the Seocho City Office.
Indeogwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2.
Catch a shuttle bus that leaves at 15 minutes past every hour near the gate.