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Yeonhwa Mountain

Yeonhwa Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Yeonhwa Mountain
Location Gaecheon-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Height of the Mountain 528m
  • Yeonhwa Mountain
    Yeonhwa Mountain

    Yeonhwa Mountain

  • Yeonhwa Mountain
    Yeonhwa Mountain

    Yeonhwa Mountain

  • Yeonhwa Mountain
    Yeonhwa Mountain

    Yeonhwa Mountain

Overview

Although Yeonhwasan (Mt.) in Goseong-gun is a provincial park, the physical aspect and the hem of the mountain is not magnificent nor rich, but unpretentious and harmonious. So it is good enough to be considered better than a common mountain. Yeonhwasan, named by its figure resembling a lotus flower, is composed of three peaks; Ongnyeobong (Peak), Seondobong (Peak), and Mangseonbong (Peak). There are Okcheonsa (Temple), Baengnyeonam (Temple), Cheongyeonam (Temple), and Yeondaeam (Temple) on the north foot of the mountain. If your tour of the mountain includes a pilgrimage of temples, you can enjoy it as much as other noted mountains in Korea.
One of the attractions of Yeonhwasan (Mt.) hiking is to look around Okcheonsa (Temple) which nests on the hem of the mountain. This is an old temple since a thousand years ago and one of the 10 Temples of Hwaeom (Avatamska Sutra) in which the Buddhist temples are arranged delicately. Surrounding scenery is also beautiful but it is a place where only a pilgrimage itself is fully significant because the savor of tradition soaked into everywhere in the temple. While ascending Yeonhwasan, fascinated with the savor of tradition, you will feel as if the path up to Yeonbong (Peak) were like a bunch of lotus flowers. When climbing Yeonhwasan, you can have a bird's-eye view of Danghangpo eastward in the blue sea. And you can also see a panorama of Okcheonsa (Temple) buried in Yeonbong (Peak) and a pavilion of Buddhist relics. As the physical aspect of the mountain is not rough and trails have been kept smooth, you can enjoy easy hiking light-heartedly.

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