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Cheontae Mountain

Cheontae Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Cheontae Mountain
Location Jewon-myeon, Geumsan-myeon, Chungcheongnam-do and Yangsan-myeon, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
Height of the Mountain 715m
  • Cheontae Mountain
    Cheontae Mountain

    Cheontae Mountain

  • Cheontae Mountain
    Cheontae Mountain

    Cheontae Mountain

  • Cheontae Mountain
    Cheontae Mountain

    Cheontae Mountain

Overview

As Cheontaesan (Mt. 714.7m) has excellent natural sceneries, well-maintained paths for hiking, and many noted places around it, it is honored by many mountain-lovers and is also in the spotlight as a hiking trail for families.
Especially eight views of Yangsan start from Yeongguksa (Temple) in Cheontaesan as the first view, and many cultural properties make the mountain more mystic. There are Oksaebong (Peak) and Yukjogol (Valley) where King Hyoso was said to evacuate leading all the government officials. Yeongguksa (Temple) was built by the Great Buddhist Priest Wongak in the 8th year of King Munmu of the Shilla dynasty. It was called Gukcheongsa (Temple) by the Most Reserved Priest Daegak in the time of Munjong (King) of the Goryeo dynasty. But after King Gongmin stayed away from Honggeonjeok's invasion into here, he prayed for peace of the people, and defeated it. So he changed its name to Yeongguksa (寧國寺).
Cheontaesan (Mt. 714.7m above the sea), an attraction as a tourist resort located in Nugyo-ri, Yangsan-myeon is composed of fantastic rocks and stones like a silk embroidery. As it has several hike trails including rock climbing route using ropes, it is a well-known hiking and mountain climbing place for families nationwide.
Also the sceneries up to Yeongguksa (Temple) are very beautiful and Yongchupokpo (Waterfall) (three-tier cascade) pouring from fantastic rocks and stones and ginkgo tree (Natural Monument No.223), estimated to be about 1,000 years old, are greeting visitors on the way to Yeongguksa.
It is also a place where history keeps breathing with four items of the Treasures, 2 of the local Tangible Cultural Properties, and one of the Natural Monuments. In addition, Oksaebong (Peak) where King Gongmin of the Goryeo dynasty hid the Royal Seal (oksae) when he evacuated from Honggeonjeok's invasion, and Yukjogol (Cave) where Six Boards took their places are keeping fragrance of the history with a thousand-year-old temple, Yeongguksa.

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