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Jeoksang Mountain

Jeoksang Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Jeoksang Mountain
Location Jeoksang-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Height of the Mountain 1029m
  • Jeoksang Mountain
    Jeoksang Mountain

    Jeoksang Mountain

  • Jeoksang Mountain
    Jeoksang Mountain

    Jeoksang Mountain

  • Jeoksang Mountain
    Jeoksang Mountain

    Jeoksang Mountain

Overview

Jeoksangsan (Mt.) is one of the 100 views of Korea. As it is surrounded by rocky cliffs, it looks like a skirt of a woman when leaves turn red. Hence it was named 'Jeoksang' (red skirt). In this mountain, Gibong (Peak) at 1,034m above sea level is attended by Hyangnobong (Peak, 1,025m) with natural attractions such as Cheonilpokpo (Waterfall), Songdaepokpo (Waterfall), Jangdobawi (Rock), Janggunbawi (Rock), and Allyeomdae. It has a lake on the summit (Jeoksangho (Lake)) which is the upper dam of Yangsu power plant on the basin of the summit and also historic ruins such as venerable Jeoksangsanseong (Fortress), Anguksa (Temple), etc all of which add up more taste.

- Allyeomdae
It is located on the rocky cliff of the south of the summit. Looking down the precipice on it, mountaineers feel so thrilling. It is a historic place. When the Kitan invaded in the Goyeo dynasty, Allyeomsa (a local officer) of three provinces came up here with his troops, made a camp and averted the war. So it started to be called Allyeondae. Also during the Byeongjahoran (Manchu war), people moved a true record in the shrine of Jeoksangsan into the stone room under the rock of Allyeomdae to avoid damage.

- Jangdo Rock
This rock seems to thrust the sky, standing under the West Gate of Jeoksangsanseong (Fortress). Legend says that when general Choe Yeong went up Jeaksangsan in the late Goryeo dynasty, he saw the path blocked. So he made a path by slashing down with a long sword (jangdo) and then kept going up.

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