Jirisan National Park (Sancheong) (지리산국립공원(산청))

Jirisan National Par...
Jirisan National Park
Boasting breathtaking views, Jirisan National Park was the first park in Korea to officially be designated a national park in 1967. Its glorious mountain range extends across three provinces and five cities. The magnificent mountains and exceptional scenery make this one of the most famous mountains in Korea. Roughly 1,915 meters above sea level, Cheonwangbong Peak, considered to be the pillar of heaven, is the main peak. Jirisan also features Banyabong and Nogodan, and is home to over 10 famous temples. There are over twenty summits and valleys such as Baemsagol Valley, which are part of “Jirisan Ten Sceneries.” As this is the location of the most well-preserved virgin forests in Korea , the majestic and mystical mountain is highly revered. There are many species of animal and plant life, and as the first place to cultivate tea in Korea, herbal medicine cultivation still flourishes here.

Jirisan Mountain was also where the Buddhist culture prospered, and there are many cultural assets here, such as Baekjangam Three-Story Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No.10), the Silsangsa Three-Story Stone Pagoda (Treasure No. 37) and more. These regional cultural assets and the superb sceneries of nature give you a unique taste of local history and culture. The weather is temperamental and only 80~100 days out of the year are clear and sunny, but the mist and fog create rare, unparalleled scenes not found anywhere else.

Jirisan National Park Admin Office +82-55-972-7771~2
Jirisan National Park Nambu (southern) Admin Office +82-61-780-7700
Jirisan National Park Bukbu (northern) Admin Office +82-63-630-8900
N/A (Open all year round)
Mountain Not Access Period
Spring fire watch period (subject to change by year): Feb 16-Apr 30 / Nov 5-Dec 15.
※ Find more details at the official website.
Areas Open to the Public
The information is subject to change by year (some area and/or route may be closed), therefore recommeded to check details at the official website depending on your schedule of visit.
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2 hours before sunrise).
Parking Facilities
Available (Daewonsa Temple/Jungsan-ri parking lot)
Parking Fees
Small-sized 2,000 won
Mid-sized 4,000~5,000 won
Large-sized 6,000~7,500 won
※ Regular shuttle bus can park free of charge. (except for vehicles with monthly parking submission)
Admission Fees
[Camping site]
Adults 1,600-2,000 won / Teens 1,200-1,500 won / Children 800-1,000 won
※ Separate parking fee applies (the fee is set price per day)
※ Separate fee for electricity use: per day, 3,000 won for low season and 4,000 won for peak season.[Shelter facility]
Modern style 7,000-8,000 won / traditional style 5,000 won
※ Traditional style: except ‘Chibanmok and Piagol’, others are rebuilt to modern form.
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Not permitted
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take a bus to Jinju.
From Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus to Daewonsa Temple (대원사) OR take a bus to Jungsan-ri (중산리).