|Mudeungsan Mountain National Park|
|Mudeungsan National Park (무등산국립공원) is a mountain at the edge of Hwasun-gun, Damyang-gun and Gwangju. Mudeungsan Mountain (1,186m) features three rock peaks called Cheonwangbong, Jiwangbong, and Inwangbong, also known as the “Jeongsang Three.”
Mudeungsan’s gradual slope makes it an easy climb for all. Locals once worshiped Cheonwangbong Peak as it was considered a mountain of God. Among the more majestic of these sites are the Seoseokdae, Gyubong, and Ipseokdae peaks. At the base of the mountain are several famous temples including Yaksaam, Jeungsimsa, and Wonhyosa. Mudeungsan Mountain is also known for its beauty throughout the year. The fall autumn leaves of Gyubongam and eoksae grass of Baekma Ridge are quite spectacular. In the winter, snow and ice on the mountain create exquisite scenery as well.
Below the mountain, there is a variety of recreational facilities and tourists sites for visitors. This includes Gwangju National Museum, a traditional Korean style building with exhibition space and artifacts on display. These items total 2,000 artifacts and include treasures excavated from the sea of Sinan, items from Honam province (made during the Seonsa, Baekje, and Silla periods), and paintings from the Joseon Period.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Restricted Mountain Areas|
|Sotaedong 소태동 ~ Jajudeung 자주등 ~ Majipbong Peak 마집봉
Surakgol 수락골 ~ Keungol 큰골
Gaeseonjae ~ Deogui-dong 덕의동
Jisan-dong 지산동 ~ Pyeongdudae 평두대 ~ Chungminsa Temple 충민사
Seon-dong 선동 ~ Cheonjaam Rock 천자암 ~ Majipbong Peak 마집봉
Jiuneo-dong 지우너동 ~ Gomjeogol 곰저골 ~ Jangbuljae 장불재
Deulgukwamaeul Village 들국화마을 ~ Mansu 만수
Ansim-ri 안심리 ~ Annyangsan Mountain 안양산
Jangbuljae 장불재 ~ Mudeungsan Mountain 무등산 ~ Ingye 인계
Gwakjeongbaengideul 곽정뱅이들 ~ Samnamudanji 삼나무단지 ~ Jinjaeryang Ranch 진재량목장
Mu-dong 무동 ~ Sinseondae 신선대
Gyeongsangje 경상제 ~ Jachangmaeul Village 자창마을
Mudongmaeul Village 무동마을 ~ Jachangmaeul Village 자창마을
Sabongsil 사봉실 ~ Gwangil Ranch 광일목장
Pyeongchonmaeul Village 평촌마을 ~ Jinjaeryang Ranch진재량목장 ~ Sinseondae 신선대
|Mountain Not Access Period|
|Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
November 16 – December 15, 2015
※ TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Gwangju Bus Terminal (U-Square Terminal).
– Take Bus 09 and get off at the entrance of Jeungsimsa Temple.
– Walk towards Mudeungsan National Park.