deogyusan mountain national park

deogyusan-mountain-national-parkDeogyusan Moutain in winter (photo: jijing supirasa)

deogyusan national park

Deogyusan Mountain National Park (Hangeul: 덕유산국립공원, Hanja: 德裕山國立公園) is situated Gyeongsangnam-do (Province) in South Korea.

This beautiful mountain area was designated as the 10th national park in 1975. From the peak of Bukdeogyusan Mountain to Namdeogyusan Mountain runs 17.5 kilometers with an altitude of over 1,200 meters.

Deogyusan has five high peaks with over 1,300 meters above sea levels. Covering four counties, the national park is consists of eight large valleys.

Deogyusan Mountain National Park is home to various flora and fauna.

According to Wikipedia, it is a total of 1,067 plant species, over one thousand insect species, over one hundred bird species, amphibians, reptiles, and mammal species.

Famous Travel and Tourism Mountain
As a mountain with varied and interesting features, Deogyusan Mountain National Park attracts travelers from both local and international hikers and holiday-makers.

The highlights of its attractions include…

  • Buddhist Temples
  • Old sites and relics
  • Ski Resorts, Snowboarding Slopes
  • Jeoksangsanseong Fortress
  • Anguksa Temple
  • Guebul and more relics

In particular, Mujuguchon-dong is considered one of the 10 most popular tourist sites in Korea. Belonging to this area is the famous Baekryongsa Temple and known for its Stone Samjon Buddha statue sculpted during the Goryeo Dynasty.

Deogyusan Mountain looks beautiful and enticing throughout all four seasons, but more so during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Its landscape offers unique views and

More Descriptions & Activities

Inquiry: +82-63-322-3174, +82-55-943-3174
Restrictions to hikers: Hiking during night-time is prohibited and two hours before sunrise.

Sites/Destinations Open to the Public

  • Gucheon-dong Information Center->Baeknyeonsa Temple->Hyangjeokbong Peak: 8.1km
  • Seolcheonbong Peak->Hyangjeokbong: 0.6km
  • Seochang Park Protection Area->Anguksa Temple: 3.8km
  • Hwangjeom->Satgatgoljae: 3.4km

Available Facilities

Parking Areas: Samgong Parking Lot, Jeoksang Parking Lot, Deongnyudae Parking Lot, Pahoe Parking Lot
Shelters: Satgatjae Shelter +82-11-423-1452 (Korean)
Parking Fees: [L] 6,000 ~ 7,500 won; [M] 4,000 ~ 5,000 won; [S] 2,000 won

Getting to Deogyusan Mountain National Park

Bus
Take a City Bus at Geochang-eup for Hwangjeom. This bus travels six times during the day which takes around an hour to your destination.

Take City Bus at Geochang-eup for  Songgyesa Temple. This bus travels for ten times during the day and takes around an hour to your destination.

Taxi
From Geochang-eup to Hwangjeom will take from 30 to 40 minutes.
From Geochang-eup to Songgyesa Temple will also take from 30 to 40 minutes.

Resorts and Sites at Deogyusan National Park

Deogyusan Resort Sledding Hills
This resort specializes in tobogganing activity. This sledding resort, which was formerly called Muju Resort, offers over 5 thousand sleds for their slope with 125 meters in length.

Deogyusan Ski Resort
Located in Muju-gun, this ski resort offers exciting skiing and snowboarding activities. It is South Korea’s top mountain area for skiing and snowboarding.

Deogyusan Resort
It is a condominium that offers everything you need for a holiday, especially during the winter season. Its location offers one of the strategic places to witness the scenery of Mount Deogyu National Park.

Baengnyeonsa Temple (Muju)
It is a famous Buddhist temple located in the Gucheongdong Valley of the park. Stories told that this temple is filled with white lotus during the Silla Kingdom period.

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This page will be updated with my experiences after conquering this mountain national park. Please, see this page again later on for updates.

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