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Hwawang Mountain

Hwawang Mountain

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Hwawang Mountain
Location Okcheon-ri, Changnyeong-eup, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Height of the Mountain 757m
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    Hwawang Mountain

    Hwawang Mountain

  • Hwawang Mountain
    Hwawang Mountain

    Hwawang Mountain

  • Hwawang Mountain
    Hwawang Mountain

    Hwawang Mountain

Overview

It is widely known to mountaineers of the whole country for azaleas of spring and eulalias in fall. While the slope toward Changnyeong-eup is gentle, the ones in the north and the east are steep.
There is no high mountain in the west. As Nakdonggang (River) flows to the side of Namji-eup, the straight distance between the mountain and the river is barely 12km. So from Hwawangsan (Mt.), it is good to look out Nakdonggang (River). If you look up the mountain from a plain region, it looks more magnificent than it actually is. There are traces of Hwawangsanseong (Fortress) in Hwawangsan (Mt.) area and stone walls still remain near Dongmun. There is the monument in memory of loyal army's victory. It was dedicated to Gwak Jaeu, General of loyal army who defeated Japanese troops by relying on Hwawang Fortress during the Japanese Invasion and it reminds us of his contributions. The top of Hwawangsan is located only 400m up from Hwanjang Hill. As Gwallyongsan (Mt.) and Yeongchwisan (Mt.) are approaching closer, a mass of mountains, considered Alps of Yeongnam, is faintly shown behind them.
Along with eulalia, the attraction of Hwawangsan is a rocky area on slopes on the north and the east. When azaleas blossom, the steep base of Hwawangsan creates a wonderful sight of red. When descending, you will come down along the ridgeline from Hwanjang Hill or if you used a path of the ridgeline, you will descend to Jahagol. Hiking takes about 1 hour.

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