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Mt Wolchulsan National Park
This national park is filled with special and unique rocky mountain peaks. The mountains rise dramatically from the flat farmlands of Gangjin and Yeongam counties southwest of Gwangju. Its highest peak, Cheonhwangbong, rises 809m. The sunset to the west is also beautiful beyond description.
The name Wolchul appropriately means "mountain where the moon rises." Tourist attractions include a 52-meter-long suspension bridge that connects two peaks and a sitting Buddha statue designated as a National Treasure.
Mt. Wolchulsan National Park
You will begin walking towards Cheonghwangsa Temple. Much of the trail in the beginning is a combination of woods and bamboo. After Cheonghwangsa Temple the trail is pretty rugged and steep. As you make your way up, there are a few clearings you can stop and take a look out.
After about an hour of going up, You can reach the Cloud Bridge(Gureumdari). You will cross the bridge, 120m from the ground, 52m long, and 6m wide. To the left of Sajabong Peak, around the middle of the mountain, there is a waterfall pouring down into the valley as seven separate falls on top of each other, called Chilchi Waterfall. The surrounding landscape really makes this Cloud Bridge a great experience.
When you reach the top of Wolchulsan Mountain, there is a large flat granite rock that can fit up to 300 people. Staring down from here gives you a great view of Wolchulsan Mountain.
Rocky mountains make for more interesting views from the ground up and the actual process of hiking is pretty interesting.
On the way down to Dogapsa and Muwisa Temples, there is a field of reeds by the road that becomes spectacularly beautiful during fall. The sunset in the west is also beautiful beyond description. In the spring, the azaleas, in the summer the cool waterfalls, in the fall, all kinds of lovely colors, and in the winter, the snow covered mountains and valleys – Wolchulsan National Park is truly a wonderful site to visit all year around.
06:30 - 11:00 Move to Mt. Wolchul
11:00 - 16:00 Hiking(From Cheonhwangsa Temple to Dogapsa Temple)
16:00 - 21:00 Move Back to Seoul
- All admission fees
- Lunch box and water
- Professional English speaking driver and guide
- Roundtrip transfer service with private vehicle
- Personal expense
- Every meals
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- Please wear hiking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
- Please take a backpack, plenty of water and some snack
- If you ask, we can lend you a backpack, hiking poles and crampons.
- Your guide will have a First-aid kit and hiking map with him