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Gaji Mountain

Gaji Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Gaji Mountain
Location Ulsan Metropolitan City, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do and Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Height of the Mountain 1240m
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    Gaji Mountain

    Gaji Mountain

  • Gaji Mountain
    Gaji Mountain

    Gaji Mountain

  • Gaji Mountain
    Gaji Mountain

    Gaji Mountain

Overview

Along the east coast, remaining ranges of Baekdu Daegan Mountain System stretching to the south, rise high in Yeongnam area and forms 10 huge mountain peaks. This region is called 'Alps of Yeongnam'. Unique feature of 'Yeongnam Alps', fully covered with eulaia is composed of Chwiseosan (Mt., 1092m, also called Youngchwisan), Sinbulsan (Mt., 1209m), Cheonhwangsan (Mt., 1189m), Unmunsan (Mt., 1033m), Goheosan (Mt., 1033m), Munboksan (Mt., 1013m) and Gajisan.
Gajisan is the highest peak among these. Gwibawi (Peak 1117m), unnamed 1042, 1028, 1060 peaks escort Gajisan around it as their captain.
Passing Eonyang area along the express way, you can see the triangular shape, the head of Gajisan to the northwest, but it cannot be seen easily from ground level because there are a lot of high mountains around Gajisan. Since it rises above the mountain range almost 1000 meters high, it doesn't show such a grand view by itself but it seems moderate. The slope of the northwest side and southeast side, however, is too steep to be easily visited by people.
The sights of the majestic main ridge, precipitous peaks and valleys are frightening. Another charm about ascending Gajisan is to be able to see huge and mystic rock peaks which treasure legends; the Loom Rock, which looks like a loom, Ttanbawi (Rock), making irrelevant behavior, Rice Rock, which has a legend that says 'rice used to come out for a person for every meal but stopped coming out owing to a man's excessive greed' etc. They amuse hikers on the way.
The size is small but it fully takes up on the ground. And balanced beauty and heroic feature are greater than Alps in Europe.
Seongnamsa (Temple) established by Douiguksa in the 16th year of Heondeokwang (King, 884) stands on the east foot of Gajisan. Now only Buddhist nuns discipline themselves there. There are also relics, such as Budo (round stone tower which contains sarira casket or remains, Treasure No.369) of Douiguksa and a 3-tier stone pagoda.

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