Juwangsan National Park (주왕산국립공원)

Juwangsan National P...
Juwangsan National Park
Mt. Juwangsan (721m), designated as National Park No.12 in 1976, is the smallest of the national parks in Korea. Mt. Juwangsan is not so steep, making it a great place to walk and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Mt. Juwangsan is also called Mt. Seokbyeongsan, Mt. Jubangsan and Mt. Daedunsan. There is a legend that King Juwon of Silla (57 B.C.-A.D. 935) lived on this mountain after turning Silla over to Goryeo. This is where it got its name ‘Juwang’. There is another legend that General Mailseong of Goryeo assassinated King Wuju, who was living here, with arrows and iron hammer.

At Juwangsan, there are temples such as Daejeonsa, Gwangamsa, Yeonhwasa Temples, and hermitages such as Juwangam and Baengnyeonam. Daejeonsa Temple preserves national treasures such as the portrait of the Great Buddhist Monk Sa-Myeong, and the engraved wooden board personally made by General Lee Yeo-Song sent to the monk Sa-Myeong. In addition, You can find many interesting rocks such as Giam, Seokbyeokam, Geupsudae, Jeongsam & Adeulbawi, and also caves such as Juwanggul where Juwang hid before he was captured, Mujanggul where weapons were kept and Yeonhwagul, which used to be training grounds.

There are many waterfalls that represent the beauty of Juwangsan. The representative waterfalls are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd waterfalls and the Dalgi Pokpo Waterfall. Also there are many beautiful valleys such as the Outer-Juwang Valley, Inner-Juwang Valley, Woroe Valley and Naewon Valley. On the mountainside there is a 6 meter high Jahaseong Fortress that spreads out 15km, and there is the Dalgimul Mineral Spring in the Goenae mid-stream.

N/A (Open all year round)
Natural Preservation Period (closed to public)
Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
02.16.2012-05.11.2012※ TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Restricted Mountain Areas
● Woroe 1-ri (월외1리) – Geumeungwangi Samgeori (금은광이삼거리) – 3rd Waterfall (제3폭포) – Daejeonsa Temple (대전사)
● 2nd Waterfall (제2폭포) – Gamebong Peak (가메봉) – Naewondong (내원동) – 3rd Waterfall (제3폭포)
● The entrance of Jeolgol (절골입구) – Daemundari Bridge (대문다리) – Gamebong Peak (가메봉)
● Cheongnyeonsa Temple (청련사) – Daegwollyeong (대궐령) – Wanggeoam (왕거암) – Meokgudeung (먹구등) – Naegisa (내기사)
● The entrance of Gatbawigol (갓바위골입구) – Daegwollyeong (대궐령)
● Gamebong Samgeori (가메봉삼거리) – Wanggeoam (왕거암)
● Geumeungwangi Peak (금은광이정상) – Dusuram (두수람) – Meokgudeung (먹구등)
● The entrance of Daedunsan Mt. (대둔산입구) – Taehaengsan Mt. (태행산)
● Dungol (둔골) – Dotomegi (도토메기) – Woroe Waterfall (월외폭포)
● Kaldeunggogae Pass (칼등고개) – Gamebong Peak (가메봉)
● Daedunsan Mt. Peak (대둔산정상) – Dugogae Pass (두고개)
Areas Open to the Public
● The entrance of Jusanji Pond (주산지입구) – Jusanji Pond (주산지)
● Daejeonsa Temple (대전사) – Janggunbong Peak (장군봉) – Geumeungwangi Samgeori (금은광이삼거리)
● Daejeonsa Temple (대전사) – Jubong Peak (주봉) – Hurimegi Samgeori (후리메기삼거리)
● Jahagyo Bridge (자하교) – Juwangam Hermitage (주왕암) – Haksogyo Bridge (학소교)
Night-time Hike Restriction Notice
Hiking at night is prohibited (from sunset to 2hrs before sunrise).
Parking Facilities
Parking available at the entrance of Juwang Valley
Facility Utilization Fees
Camping Site
Adults: 1,600 won (peak season: 2,000 won)
Youths: 1,200 won (peak season: 1,500 won)
Children: 800 won (peak season: 1,000 won)
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Not permitted
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Juwangsan Mt. (주왕산).ORFrom Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Cheongsong (청송).
From Cheongsong Bus Terminal, take a local bus to Juwangsan Mt. (주왕산).