Around the Giam(Flag Rock)
The sight of a flag-like rock, Giam stuns you when you
look at Mt. Juwangsan. Green trees and magnificent rocks
in Mt. Juwangsan daze visitors' eyes. Of these rocks,
Giam is the most remarkable one.
As you climb up or down the mountain, you can feel the
magnificence and splendor radiating from this rock. And
the calm and composed beauty carved by wind over time
comforts the mountaineers' minds.
Giam shows the changes of season and weather occurring
in Mt. Juwangsan very well. The scene of Giam surrounded
by white fog in the early morning or right after rain
makes you feel like you are looking at the heaven on this
earth. Many people consider it the most mysterious scenery
of Mt. Juwangsan.
Seen from Wanggeoam Rock
Even though Mt. Taehaengsan(933.1m) on the northern border
of Mt. Juwangsan National Park is the highest in the national
park, the peak at 720.6m above sea level behind the Daejeonsa
Temple is the main peak. And Gamebong Peak(882.7m, also
known as Seongneumbong Peak) is considered the best scenic
spot. The trail along the ridge starting from the col
on the east of Gamebong to Geum-eun-gwang via Wanggeoam,
and Meokgudeung is closed to the public.
The entire area around Mt. Juwangsan is visible from Gamebong
Peak. The best trail starts from the right fork above
the 2nd fall of Jubangcheon Valley and continues to Sachanggol,
When you reach Hurimegi, take the left road along the
valley to the mountain top. When you climb down, at the
first col on the northeast ridge, taking the left road
at the first col on the northeast ridge leads you to Naewon
Village and taking the right road leads you to Jeolgol.
Verdure Around the First Waterfall
This fall creates very cheerful sounds. The source of
this fall is not visible but the sound of water coming
from Haksodae will wash away any emptiness you might feel.
Rock cliffs surrounding this fall block wind and create
a serene atmosphere. The falling water breaks this tranquility
and continues its journey downward.
A rainbow formed in the spray of waterfall enchants the
In the pool under the fall, schools of fish swim around.
And the pebbles in the water tempt hikers to soak their
feet in the water. In the cracks of the rock cliffs, wild
flowers bloom. And when you look up, the clouds floating
in the sky are visible between the rock cliffs.
Mt. Juwangsan is well known for beautiful autumnal leaves.
The scene of the mountain in the fall ablaze with colorful
leaves excites the visitors like the rouge on a bride's
face excites her groom.
Mt Juwangsan can be divided into two areas; Oejuwang(Outer
Juwang) and Naejuwang(Inner Juwang). Oejuwang have many
attractive spots to which legends are attached, such as
Juwangam Rock, Juwanggul Cave, Yeonhwagul Cave, Jahaseong,
Giam Rock, and Mangwoldae. On the other hand, Naejuwang
is not frequented as much as Oejuwang. It is a beautiful
place to enjoy nature and scenery in serenity. Walking
in this remote and undisturbed area gives you the feeling
of mystery. Hikers enjoy walking on fallen leaves in the
Trees in Jusanji Pond
Is there any other place that arrests people's hearts
like this mysterious place?
Over 100 year-old weeping willows cast their shadows in
the pond and create a beautiful scene. In this easy and
peaceful atmosphere, you get an out-of-this-world feeling.
Maybe because it makes you feel like you are an unworldly
Seen from Mangwoldae
Mangwoldae is at the mid point between the Juwangam Temple
and the water fountain. Four or five people can sit on
this rock. The view from this rock is wide open and you
can enjoy the unobstructed sky. They say that as the moon
is not visible from the Juwangam Gorge, Daejeondogun and
Baekryeonnangja eased their homesickness looking at the
moon on this rock.
Azaleas in Jubangcheon Stream
Korean Azaleas blooming in Mt. Juwangsan announce that
spring is in full swing. The flowers evoke the sad legend,
which goes like this. 'The blood of King Ju became Korean
Whatever the legend, the reputation of these beautiful
and elegant flowers attracts people to Mt. Juwangsan.
The fact that Korean Azalea Festival is held every year
to pay a tribute to King Ju and to wish for the safety
of hikers proves that the flower represents Mt. Juwangsan.
of Woloe Fall
Located in Woloe-ri, Cheongsong-eup, this 11m high masculine
fall creates enchanting scenery when clouds of water spray
surround the area like a fog.
at Juwanggul Cave
Many people say that autumn mountains with colorful autumn
leaves are more beautiful than winter mountains with bare
However, the scenery of Mt. Juwangsan can be the best
in winter because of ice. Especially, when the stream
of water flowing near the Juwanggul Cave freezes, straight
and strong ice pillars are formed. Faint candlelights
seen through the ice pillars create a dreamy scenery.
It is about 2 km from Ijeon-ri, Budong-myeon, Cheongsong-gun.
It is a 100m long, 50m wide and 8m deep small pond in
Mt. Juwangsan National Park. The pond is surrounded by
a thick forest that stretches to Yeonbong Peak. The atmosphere
here is so tranquil and restful that you can forget all
Since it was constructed, it has never dried up even during
the severest drought. About thirty 150-year-old weeping
willows growing in the pond create an incredible scenic
Some scenes of the movie, 'Spring, summer, fall and winter'
were shot here. This movie won the Best Picture Award
at the 4th Daejong Film Festival and the Best Picture
Award at 2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards.
'Spring, summer, fall, and winter' is a movie that allegorized
a man's unusual life as the changes of seasons and the
cycles of life of Buddhism.
The trail along the Jeolgol Valley is quieter than the
main trails via Daejeonsa Temple or the fall. Crystal
water flowing all year round, strangely shaped rocks,
and thick forest create an otherworldly atmosphere.
This place got its name from a temple existed here long
time ago. Now, there is no trace of the temple and only
the name, Jeolgol remains.
Located at about 5km from Cheongsong-eup on the way to
Mt. Juwangsan, this naturally formed park attracts about
50,000 visitors yearly. It is one of the best summer vacation
spot because of the clean water, beautiful scenery and
the cool breeze from the valley.
This 4km long valley with beautiful scenery, crystal water,
and thick pines is one of the best summer vacation spot
for family or group gatherings. The 3km section from Sinseong
Valley to Baekseoktan, Gowa-ri has been designated as
No. 1 scenery of Cheongsong's 8 most beautiful sceneries.
the good natural things a forest can offer, such as beautiful
trees, fresh air, crystal water, and beautiful sceneries,
are here. And minimum convenience facilities are provided.
As National Road No. 31 connecting Cheongsong and Pohang
passes through this forest, transportation is convenient.
Measurement of air quality revealed that the air here
is the best in the nation and thus this area is optimum
for a forest scent bath. In addition, many tourist attractions
such as Mt. Juwangsan National Park, Dalgi Yaksutang Mineral
Spring, Jusangji Pond, and Eoremgol Valley are within
20 minutes' reach. As the East Coast is about 1 hour from
here, tourists can enjoy both forest scent bath and swimming
in the sea.
is located in Naryong-ri, Budong-myeon, Cheongsong-gun.
In summer people line up to get spring water from here.
And the stream of water falling from the 60m high cliff
washes away the summer heat. In winter, a magnificent
ice cliff is formed on the fall, which attracts ice climbers.
Every year an ice climbing competition is held here. This
fall is a 62m high man-made fall. The water is pumped
up from the valley. The Cheongsong county government constructed
this fall in Eoremgol in August 1999 as part of the New
Millennium Project. It is the highest man-made fall in
quality hot spring was discovered at the depth of 719m
in the site of Juwangsan Tourist Hotel and a hot spring
license was obtained in May 2000. The size of spa is about
1,300 square yards and it can accommodate up to 400 people
at the same time. The PH level of the water is 9.58 and
the water is smooth to the touch.
Hot spring has therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatoid
diseases, and skin diseases. This place is very popular
as a tourist attraction as it is closely located to Yaksutang
and Mt. Juwangsan.
The water running through the valley of Mt. Juwangsan
is unbelievably clean. The waterfalls and strangely shaped
rocks in the valley bring out exclamations from people.
Natural Monument, Willow in Bugok, Woloe Fall, and Cheongsong
Folk Museum nearby add interest to this place. And the
Exhibition Hall of Stones with Flower Patterns located
in Jinbo-myeon adds interest to the trip to this area.
As it is located in a remote place, this area has been
They say that in the old days magistrates who were assigned
to Cheongsong cried when they headed to Cheongsong and
also when they left Cheonsong. When they first came to
Cheongsong, they cried because the area was so remote.
And when they were leaving, they cried because they were
so sad to leave the good-hearted people there.
Like the tale, this place is beautiful and people are
nice. On the way to the mineral spring, you can enjoy
the beautiful nature and experience the hospitality of