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Worak Mountain

Worak Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Worak Mountain
Location Deoksan-myeon and Hasu-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Height of the Mountain 1094m
  • Worak Mountain
    Worak Mountain

    Worak Mountain

  • Worak Mountain
    Worak Mountain

    Worak Mountain

  • Worak Mountain
    Worak Mountain

    Worak Mountain

Overview

Woraksan (Mt.) is located in the middle of the connecting range between Sobaeksan (Mt.) and Songnisan (Mt.) deriving from Baekdu Daegan Mountain System. It is famous for its steep and sharp rocks and cliffs which take the form of a fierce tiger. It has been considered a sacred mountain since time immemorial. On the both sides of Woraksan (Mt.) exist 8 views of Songgye and 9 valleys of Yongha. They rival each other in natural beauty. The two peaks of Woraksan are Gudambong (Peak) and Oksunbong (Peak). They form a beautiful harmony with Doraksan(Mt.) in Seonam valley and the blue waters of Chungjuho (Lake). Therefore it may well be called an enchanted land. As a whole this park provides cultural, historic, and natural satisfaction to the visitors. Many cultural relics include Ma-ae stone Buddha in Deokjusa (Temple), Deokju Fortress. And there is a standing statue of stone Buddha of Mireungnisaji (Temple) in Jungwon about which it is said that prince Maui and princess Deokju are still facing each other to offer consolation for losing their nation in the late Shilla dynasty.
Woraksan (Mt.) national park was designated as the 17th national park among Korea's 20 national parks on December 31st, 1984.
It covers parts of Jecheon-si (city), Chungju-si (city), Danyang-gun, and Mungyeong-si (city), and is surrounded by beautiful sceneries. In the north Chungjuho (Lake) embraces Woraksan, in the east lie 8 views of Danyang and Sobaeksan (Mt.) national park. And it is surrounded by Mungyeong Saejae and Songnisan (Mt.) national park in the south. The sacred peak of Woraksan is also called Guksabong (Peak).
Woraksan (Mt.) is 1,097m above sea level. It is composed of gigantic cliffs 150m in height and 4km in girth. The park includes famous peaks such as Munsubong (Peak) at 1,161m, and many other high peaks such as Haseolsan (Mt.), Maedumak, Daemisan (Mt.), and Hwangjangsan (Mt.). Each is well over 1,000m high, forming a group of mountains. Baekdu Daegan Mountain System is stretched from Beoljae to Mapaebong (Peak) and Songgye Valley, Yongha Valley, and Seonam Valley among high peaks and lofty ranges wind down forming masterpieces of scenic spots. In the vicinity there are Chungjuho (Lake) and Mungyeong Saejae provincial parks, Jecheon Uirimji, prehistoric sites of Danyang JeokSeong, limestone caves and Cheongpung cultural asset complex. And sulfur hot springs such as Suanbo, Mungyeong, Mungang, Danyang are within 30-40 minutes by car. This is an outstanding national park with a number of cultural and scenic attractions harmonized together, including various cultural assets and traditional shrines such as Deokjusa (Temple), Shilleuksa (Temple) and Ma-ae stone Buddha in Mireuksaji (Temple), stone pagoda in Sajabinsinsaji, Deokju Fortress, 3-tier stone pagoda in Shilleuksa.

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