|Gangcheonsan County Park (강천산군립공원)|
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|With an elevation of 583.7 m, Gangcheonsan County Park (강천산군립공원) in Sunchang, Jeollabuk-do, has towering peaks all around and waterfalls that cascade between the surrounding rocks. Its deep valleys covered with thick forests have kept their natural beauty for centuries. There are also many cultural properties including the historic Gangcheonsa Temple, Samindae, Gangcheonsan Five-story Stone Pagoda and Geumseongsanseong Fortress.
In the valley at the entrance of Gangcheonsa there is a stream of clear water flowing below from Doseongyo to Byeongpungbawi (wall-like precipitous rocks) with more than ten waterfalls each with a small pond below. If you pass between Gangcheonsa, an old temple, and Samindae, and continue walking on the path next to Heunghwajeong, you will see a 75 meter long hanging bridge at 50 meters high above the ground. To see it you have to strain your neck backwards to look up at it.
After going up a steep hill and crossing the hanging bridge, you will get to a vista point where you can enjoy a wide view of the lovely Mt. Gangcheonsan. At an elevation of 300 meters, the mountain has a reservoir and a natural mountain fortress wall climbing 400 meters high. The type of maple trees found here are native to Korea, and have a long foliage period in autumn.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
(Sinseonbong Peak, 신성봉 / 5km, 3 hrs)
Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Hyeonsugyo Bridge (현수교) → Sinseonbong Peak (신성봉, observatory) → Hwangujegol (황우제골) → Samindae (삼인대) → Management office (관리사무소)
Course 2 (Mt. Sanseongsan, 산성산 / 9.2km, 4 hrs)
Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Gujanggun Falls (구장군폭포) → Bukbawi Rock (북바위) → Mt. Sanseongsan (산성산, Yeondaebong Peak) → Songnakbawi Rock (송낙바위) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Management office (관리사무소)
Course 3 (Mt. Gwangdeoksan, 광덕산 / 11.2km, 5 hrs)
Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) → Geumgang Valley (금강계곡) → Hwangujegol (황우제골) → Mt. Gwangdeoksan (광덕산) → Sirubong Peak (시루봉) → Sanseong (산성) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Management office (관리사무소)
Course 4 (Mt. Gangcheonsan, 강천산 / 5.2km, 3 hrs)
Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) → Gitdaebong Peak (깃대봉) → Galubong Peak (갈우봉) → Mt. Gangcheonsan (강천산, Wangjabong Peak) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Management office (관리사무소)
Course 5 (Okhobong Peak, 옥호봉 / 8.7km, 4 hrs)
Byeongpungbawi Rock (병풍바위) → Gangcheonsa Temple (강천사) → Gujanggun Falls (구장군폭포) → Janggunbong Peak (장군봉) → Mt. Gwangdeoksan (광덕산) → Geumgang Valley (금강계곡) → Okhobong Peak (옥호봉) → Management office (관리사무소)
|Summer season (Mar-Oct) 10:00 - 17:30
Winter season (Nov-Feb) 10:00 - 16:30
※ Last admission 20 minutes before closing time.
|800 parking spaces|
|Pavilions, suspension bridge, water fountains, pergolas and benches, specialty shop, accommodations, etc.|
|Adults: 3,000 won /
Group: 2,500 won
Students from elementary school to high school: 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
* Groups are more than 30 person.
* Free: Seniors (Ages 65 and more) and Infants (Ages 3 and below), men of national merits, handicapped visitors and Sunchange residents
|From Seoul Central City Terminal, take a Sunchang-bound bus.
(09:30, 10:30, 13:30, 14:45 and 16:10). It takes 3 hours 20 minutes.
From Sunchang Terminal, take a local bus bound for Jeongeup or Gurim.
Get off at Gangcheonsan (강천산). It takes about 20 minutes.