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Geumsan Mountain

Geumsan Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Geumsan Mountain
Location Samdong-myeon, Sangju-gun and Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Height of the Mountain 681m
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    Geumsan Mountain

    Geumsan Mountain

  • Geumsan Mountain
    Geumsan Mountain

    Geumsan Mountain

  • Geumsan Mountain
    Geumsan Mountain

    Geumsan Mountain

Overview

Driving past Namhaedaegyo (Bridge) up to the detour in Namhae-eup, take the direction toward Geumsan at the 3-corner crossing. Driving along about 20Km and turning left before Sangju beach, you will be able to reach Geumsan, also called Sogeumgang (little Geumgang) in Namhae.
Nowadays Changseon and Samcheonpodaegyo (Bridge) were opened so you can come through Mijohang (Harbor) and Sangju beach. However, if you want to enjoy a superb view of the sea shore as well, it's better to come along Namhaedaegyo (Bridge). Even if it's not so high, at 691m above sea level, rocks of fantastic shapes and the wonderful view of the beach make up picturesque sceneries. Famous for its beautiful scenery of rocks and beaches, it is the noted mountain that suits perfectly with the sea.
Its original name used to be Bogwangsan (Mt.). A Great Buddhist Priest Wonhyo founded Bogwangsa (Temple) in the 3rd year of Munmuwang (King) in the Shilla dynasty (B.C. 663) and named it as was. The name Geumsan derived from Yi Seonggye, who prayed for a hundred days in this mountain before founding the Joseon dynasty and after Joseon was founded according to his will, he promised to cover this mountain with silk in return.
No matter what the name is, it is a beautiful mountain. Just as it's wearing a fine silk skirt, it has graceful and mystic sceneries here and there.
SSanghongmun (Gate), the first spectacle in Geumsan, is one of the 38 spectacles located in the small mountain only as high as 681m above sea level. Using the path from Sangju-myeon, you can feel the true characteristics of Geumsan filled with rocks of fantastic shapes. Although there are several paths to all directions, the main entrance is Ssanghongmun. There are two large caves on a magnificent rock. Entering this door, You'll see a pavilion of rocks. In this cave, cool breeze blows even in summer.

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