Gayasan National Park (Hongnyudong, Cheongnyangdong Area) (가야산국립공원-홍류동,청량동지구)

Gayasan National Par...
Gayasan National Park
Featuring the highest peak, Sanghwangbong, Mt. Gayasan is composed of many summits each over 1,000m in height. From the Taebaek Mountains, the Gayasan stretches from east to west. In 1972, it was designated as National Park No.9 due to its breathtaking scenery.Gayasan is know for its many tourist highlights, namely Haeinsa Temple, which is in the southwestern part of Gayasan. It is one of the three most famous temples in Korea. The Tripitaka Koreana (National Treasures No.32), consisting of over eighty thousand blocks, are found here. The place makes for fantastic scenery with the old temple and the beautiful landscape.

In addition, there are other cultural properties such as Jangkyunggak (National Treasure No.52), Stone Buddha Figure (Treasures No. 518) Banya Temple Gyeongwangsa Monument (Treasures No.128) which was designated as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Moreover, Gayasan is noted for its graceful mountain landscape. The water flowing from Gayasan valley meets in front of Haeinsa Temple and flows to the southeast where it forms Gayacheon stream. Among the many valleys, Hongryudong valley (its water seems to turn red because of the leaves’ autumnal tints) finishes the grandeur scenery with the several thousand year-old pine tree. Namsanjeil-bong, a peak located in southern part of Hongryudong, is called Mt. Cheonbulsan among Buddhists because it seems like thousands of Buddhist statues cover the mountain ridge. Mt. Cheonbulsan is a favorite one-day mountain climbing course for many.

Gayasan shows magnificent landscapes every season with the cherry blossoms, azaleas and royal azaleas lined up on the road to Haeinsa Temple in Spring, the clean water and green trees in Summer, the glorious tints of its autumn foliage along the rock ridges in Autumn and a snowy landscape in Winter.

Open all year round
Restricted Mountain Areas
* Singyedong 신계동 ~ Sangwangbong Peak 상왕봉
* Mureunggyo Bridge 무릉교 ~ Yeongsangyo Bridge 영산교
* Bongyangni 봉양리 ~ Beopjeolli 법전리
* Baegundong 백운동 ~ Manmulsang 만물상 ~ Seoseongjae 서성재
Areas Open to the Public
* Baegundong (백운동) ~ Sangwangbong Peak (상왕봉) 4.3km
* Heodeuksangga (허득상가) ~ Sangwangbong Peak (상왕봉) 5.3km
* Control Office (통제소) ~ Iljumun (일주문) 1.3km
* Chiin (치인) ~ Namsanjeilbong Peak (남산제일봉) 2.6km
* Cheongnyangdong (청량동) ~ Namsanjeilbong Peak (남산제일봉) 2.3km
* Baekundong (백운동) ~ Manmulsang (만물상) 3.0km
Natural Preservation Areas (closed to public)
* Dongseongbong Peak(600㎡): until 2026
* Sangwangbong Peak(1,000㎡): until 2028
Hiking Course
* Sangwangbong Peak Course 1(4km, 2 hours 30 minutes)
* Sangwangbong Peak Course 2(4.3km, 2 hours 30 minutes)
* Namsanjeilbong Peak Course 1(Cheongnyangdong Information Center ~ Jungbong ~ Namsanjeilbong Peak)
* Namsan Jeilbong Peak Course 2(Haeinsa Tourist Hotel ~ Halfway up the OBongsan Mountain ~ Namsanjeilbong Peak)
Mountain Not Access Period
Restricted to hike the mountain during the forest fire prevention period as follows:
Spring Season: February 1-May 15
Fall Season: November 1-December 15
*Subject to changes depending on the weather conditions. Please refer to the homepage of the respective park before visiting.
Operating Hours
Summer season (Mar-Oct) 09:00-18:00 / Winter season (Nov-Feb) 09:00-17:00
Parking Facilities
Admission Fees
※ Separate fees are charged for using camping site and admissiont to other cultural facilities.
Parking Fees
* Chiin Parking Lot (+82-55-930-8000)
[S] 2,000 won
[M] low season 4,000 won / peak season 5,000 won
[L] low season 6,000 won / peak season 7,500 won
* Baekundong Parking Lot (+82-54-932-3999)
[S] 2,000 won
[M] low season 4,000 won / peak season 5,000 won
[L] low season 6,000 won / peak season 7,500 won
From Hapcheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take a city bus to Haeinsa Temple and get off at the entrance of the temple (runs 8 times a day / 1 hour ride).
From Daegu Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal, take Haeinsa Temple bound bus and get off at the last stop (20 min interval / 1 hour ride).
Take a taxi at your convenience (40 minutes from the bus terminal to Hongryudong ticket office.)