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Yonghwa Mountain

Yonghwa Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Yonghwa Mountain
Location Sabuk-myeon, Chuncheon-si and Hanam-myeon, Gandong-myeon, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Height of the Mountain 878m
  • Yonghwa Mountain
    Yonghwa Mountain

    Yonghwa Mountain

  • Yonghwa Mountain
    Yonghwa Mountain

    Yonghwa Mountain

  • Yonghwa Mountain
    Yonghwa Mountain

    Yonghwa Mountain

Overview

Yonghwasan (Mt. 878m) is 28km away from Chuncheon-si (city) to the north. It marks the boundary between Chuncheon-si (city) and Hwacheon-gun. It has been more famous for its mystic surroundings of a primitive forest and has transmitted its beauty by word of mouth to only a few mountaineers who love it,
When ascending the summit of Manjangbong (Peak) along the indented 12km path, you can look out Paroho (Lake) of Hwacheon dam at a distance. It is a mountain with continuous wonderful rocks such as Kettle-shaped Rock, Witch-shaped Rock, Commander-shaped Rock, etc, keeping various legends.
It is 875m high above sea level, starting from Sabuk-myeon, Cuncheon-si (city), via Hanam-myeon, Hwacheon-gun, stretching to the north of Yuchon-ri, Gandong-myeon.
The hike trail starts from the last stop of Gotan-ri village after entering on the path right side of Chuncheon dam. It takes about one hour and a half to the summit, therefore it is a proper route for light hiking.
There is a rock which looks like the beak of a kettle not far away. People have performed a ritual for rain by slaughtering a dog under the beak of this kettle-shaped rock during a drought since time immemorial. Since it rained as soon as people turned around after having covered the beak of the kettle with dog's blood, they went there to perform the ritual with raincoats. As the rock is wet with dog's blood, the ritual for rain is called 'Gaejeoksim'
At a short distance from here, there is a Paduk board-shaped rock, 2m in width and in length. It is named as is since fairies came down there and played Paduk on it.

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