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TOURIST SITES
Provincial Park
Cave
Mountain
Valley
Falls
Origin of Water
Journey to Ecology
Coal Museum
Provincial Park
 
Intoduction | Four Seasons And Eyecatching Landscape
 
Introduction
Taebaek Mountain Mt. Taebaeksan shares its boundary with the following regions: Daehyeon-ri, Seokpo-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do ; Mungoksodo-dong, Taebaek-si; and Cheonpyeong-ri, Sangdong-myeon, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwondo Province. Mt. Taebaeksan, 1,567 meters above sea level, is located between 128¡ã56¡äeast longitude and 37¡ã05¡änorth latitude. The water originating from this mountain forms the Nakdonggang, lifespring of the Yeongnam plain. It also forms the Hangang and Osip Stream, and thus serves as the nation's spiritual mountain, and a root for all mountains, located in the southern part of the Koran peninsula. Centering on Yeongbong where Cheonjedan is located, Mt. Taebaeksan is comprised of Janggunbong peak (1568 meters above sea level) in the north, Munsubong peak (1,517 meters above sea level) in the east and Busoebong peak (1,546 meters above sea level) in between. With fewer cliffs and smooth slopes, everybody regardless of age can easily climb Mt. Taebaek. On its summit grow a variety of wild edible vegetables, and in spring, full blossomed azaleas greet the climber. In summer, dense stands of green trees and cool, clean water in valleys carry visitors far away from the summer heat. In autumn, maple trees unveil their palate of colors, and in winter yew trees grace the snow-clad landscape. All in all, Mt. Taebaeksan is regarded as the nation's mother mountain, a place of beauty and tolerance. The sunrise and sunset as viewed from the summit of Mt. Taebaeksan is grandiose, making us to feel as if we were near to heaven. On top of that, when the air is clear, we can see as far as the East Sea. Yongjeong and Yongdam, the nation's finest ponds.

On May 13, 1989, Mt. Taebaeksan's 17.44 ? land area was designated as Provincial Park. It provides accommodation including condominium-type lodging facilities, restaurants and picnic sites. It also houses the Coal Museum, where you can learn about the history of coal. In winter, a large-scale snow sledding site is prepared.

Name
A mountain from which people prayed to heaven is called bakepan, meaning bright mountain. The largest and brightest is called tabaeksan. Mt. Taebaeksan was originally called 'hangbarkmoe' or 'hanvaedal,' meaning too bright. It was also called Hambaksan, Jakyaksan and Gyechongsan, and during the Silla kingdom it was called 'Bukak,' meaning the five mountains in the north.
 
Mountain Climbing Course

 

Time

Course

Distance

Yuilsa

2 hours

Entrance of Yuilsa¢ºYuil Temple ¢ºJanggunbong¢ºCheonjedan

4km
Baekdan Temple
2 hours
Entrance of Yuilsa¢ºBanje¢ºManggyeong Temple ¢º Cheonjedan
4km
Danggol
2 hours 30 minutes
Danggol Square¢ºBanje¢ºManggyeong Temple ¢ºCheonjedan
4.4km
Munsubong
3 hours
Danggol Square¢ºJedanggol¢ºMunsubong¢ºCheonjedan
7km
Geumcheon
4 hours
Geumcheon¢ºMunsubong¢ºBuseobong¢ºCheonjedan
7.8km
 
Tourist Sites in the Vicinity

Coal Museum, Mt Hambaeksan, Korea Sport Association's Taebaek Branch Village, Fantastic Driving Course

 
Facilities and Facility Use Fees
Entrance Fees
Classification
Adult
Student¡¤Soldier
Child
Individual
Group
Individual
Group
Individual
Group
General Public
2,000
1,500
1,500
1,000
700
500
Free
Taebaek Citizens (presentation of identification card)
Under 6 years old or over 65 year old disabled person
¡Ø Group : Over 30 people
Students: Between 13 and 18 years old
Children: between 7 and 12 years old
Free : under 6 years old or over 65 years old
 
Campfire Site
Taebaek Residential Lodging Village  
- Location : In front of Mt. Taebaek Residential Lodging Village
- Facilities: 47 tents, picnic chairs, armchairs, recreation .center, basketball court, promenade path, drinking fountain
- User Fees

Classification

Large(over 10 people)

Medium(5~9 people)

Small(less 4 people)

Fees

7,000

5,000

3,000
 
Bobsleigh Site
bobsleigh  
- The bobsleigh site, located at 800 meters above sea level, can accomodate 2,000 people daily. It has two 120-meter-long slopes and a 30 pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.95 sq. yd.) resting room. Its surrounding snow-covered landscape provides an additional attraction to be enjoyed while sleighing.
- User Fees

Classification

Adult

Minor

Remarks

Fees

4,000

3,000

 
 
Parking Fees

Classification

Large Car

Compact Car

Bicycle

Fees

4,000

2,000

1,200
 
Cultural Assets
Name
Location
Cultural Asset Designation and its Designation Number
Cheonjedan San 80, Sodo-dong and San 87-2, Hyeol-dong National Important Folk Material ¢à228
Seokjangsung Gangwon Province Folk Material ¢à 4 Gangwon Province Folk Material ¢à 4
Dangun Shrine # 184, Sodo-dong Nondesignated
King Danjong Monument Upper side of Manggyeongsa Nondesignated
Hosikchong Lower side of Banje Nondesignated
 
Information
Maintenance Office ¢Ï 550-2741/ 553-5647
 
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