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Famous Mountains

Palgongsan Mountain

Mt. Palgong, located in northern Gyeongsan-si, is a celebrated mountain 1,193 meters high. It was known as Jungak and Buak in the Silla Era. It has a number of old temples dating back to the Silla Era, like Wonhyosa, Cheonsengsa, and Bulgursa, and a lot of relics, like Gwanbong Seated Stone Buddha.

Mt. Palgong 4 Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Hwanseongsan Mountain

Mt. Hwanseong is a celebrated mountain in the Hayang area with an altitude of 811 meters, and a central ridge connecting Mt. Palgong and Mt. Moohak that is said to have been called “Hwanseongsan” in the ancient times because of its shape, with two rings interlocking with each other. Hwanseongsa stands on the mountainside and is believed to have been built by Simjiwangsa, a prince and the son of King Heonduk in the Silla Era.

Moohaksan Mountain

Mt. Moohak is the main mountain in Hayang-eup, with an altitude of 600 meters. The mountain commands a fine view of the entire Hayang-eup and the silver watercourse of Geumho River.

Choryesan Mountain

Mt. Chorye is an internal mountain 653 meters high containing Moohaksan Mountain and Palgongsan Mountain. It is another celebrated mountain in the Hayang area, where Wang Geon, who founded Goryeo, waged a fierce battle with Gyeonhwon, the last king of the post-Baekje period.

Geumbaksan Mountain

Mt. Geumbak is an internal mountain 432 meters high on averge, stretching evenly out into the Yongseong, Jain, and Jinryang areas, which connect northeastern and central Gyeongsan-si with each other.

Guryongsan Mountain

Mt. Guryong is a celebrated mountain whose main peak is 675 meters above sea level and which is located far east of Gyeongsan-si and borders Youngcheon and Chengdo. The mountain is famous for the legend that nine dragons ascended into heaven from there.

Banryongsan Mountain

Mt. Banryong, 651 meters high, is the main mountain in the Yukdong and Yongjeon area of Yongseong-myeon, where a dragon is said to have formed a rock at the foot of which Banryongsa stands. It is believed to have been built by Saint Wonhyo in the Silla Era.

Yongsan Mountain

Mt. Yong is the main mountain in Yongseong-myeon, with an altitude of 435 meters. Yongsansanseong Fortress is located on its summit, which is believed to have been constructed in the Three-Hans Period, along with Rainbow Spring and Rocking Stone.

Daewangsan Mountain

Mt. Daewang is the main mountain in Namsan-myeon, with an altitude of 641 meters. A beacon fire station is located on its summit, and seven temple sites dating back to the Silla Era as well as activity places for bamboo spear movements against the Japanese colonial rule remain on the mountainside.

Samsungsan Mountain

Mt. Samsung is a celebrated mountain 554 meters high where stories about the great feats of Wonhyo, a great Buddhist monk, Seol Chong, a great scholar, and Il Yeon, an enlightened Buddhist monk, are still told by the people.

Hyunseongsan Mountain

Mt. Hyunseong is a celebrated mountain 400 meters high where orally transmitted stories about the birth and asceticism of Wonhyo, a great Buddhist monk, and of Seol Chong, a great scholar, are still cherished by the people.

Sunuisan Mountain

Mt. Sunui is the main mountain in Namcheon-myeon, with an altitude of 756 meters. It was called “Sunuisan” because it looks like fairies who descended to the earth and are dancing together. There is a legend that eight ministers will be born if a pregnant woman receives the mountain’s vital force, according to the theory of divination based on topography.

Maamsan Mountain

Mt. Maam is a great mountain 501.7 meters high connecting Mt. Sunui and Mt. Daeduk. The mountain looks like a horse jumping into heaven.

Donghaksan Mountain

Mt. Donghak, with an altitude of 603 meters, is located in Angol, Sanjeon-ri, Namcheon-myeon. The mountain was called “Donghaksan” because it looks like a crane flying away. Gyeongheungsa stands at the foot of the mountain.

Guemsungsan Mountain

Mt. Geumsung, located in Guil-ri, Namcheon-myeon, is a front mountain 428 meters high where Choeeungdam, the general of the Righteous Army, led his soldiers during the Japanese invasion in 1592. Stony Fortress still stands on its summit.

Baekjasan Mountain

Mt. Baekja, located directly south of Sojae Hill in Gyeongsan-si, is a mountain 486 meters high that inherited the pulse of Mt. Hyunsung.

Sungamsan Mountain

Mt. Sungam, a branch of Daeduk Mountains, is the main mountain in western Gyeongsan, with an altitude of 469 meters. The mountain was called “Sungamsan” because it protected the ancestral tablet for the five saints of Gyeongsan Confucian Temple during the 1592 Japanese invasion.