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Cheongnyang Mountain

Cheongnyang Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Cheongnyang Mountain
Location Bukgok-ri, Myeongho-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Height of the Mountain 870m
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    Cheongnyang Mountain

    Cheongnyang Mountain

  • Cheongnyang Mountain
    Cheongnyang Mountain

    Cheongnyang Mountain

  • Cheongnyang Mountain
    Cheongnyang Mountain

    Cheongnyang Mountain

Overview

It is located 29km away to the southeast from Bonghwa-eup and 24km away to the northeast from Andong-si (city). It is a representative attraction of Bonghwa-gun visited by over 20,000 tourists per year. It is a noted mountain which is called little Geumgangsan (Mt.) since time immemorial because of its graceful natural views. Cliffs with fantastic rocks are made up of 6 peaks and Nakdonggang (River) is flowing along the mountain from Taebaeksan (Mt.)
There are 27 sites of temples and monk's cells in the mountain and also a lot of historic relics; Yuribojeon (Tablet) established by Great Buddhist Priest Uisang, Cheongnyangjeongsa (Temple) where Yi Hwang, Toegyeo made a synthesis of philosophy while he was cultivating his minds, Goundae and Dokseodang (library), relics of Choe Chiwon, Gimsaenggul (Cave) where Gim Saeng studied, Goingminwangdang (Shrine) which King Goingmin hid in, and a fortress etc. In addition, Sinseondae where Taoist hermits played Paduk and Seonnyeobong (Peak) where fairies enjoyed singing and dancing. With all of them, this mountain was known as a mystic and beautiful place throughout the four seasons. It has been the cradle of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, where ancient sages have cultivated themselves from the Shilla dynasty to modern times. The whole area of 52.8㎢ was designated as a provincial park in 1982.

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