Category Archives: Gyeongsangnam

Trains and Intercity Transit in South Korea, Part 2

The one heavily used interregional passenger rail line in South Korea is the line running from Seoul to Busan. Not only does it go from Seoul/Incheon to Busan, it also stops in Daejeon and Daegu, which means a single train … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: Ssangyesa, Temple of the Twin Streams

So the end of my epic two-day hike where I got to and from mainland South Korea’s highest peaks by paths less trodden was Ssangyesa Temple. Ssangyesa, which means ‘Twin Streams Temple’, is right in the center of Jirisan National … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: Buril Waterfall

After I turned right off the Samsinbong ridge down towards Ssangyesa, the trail stopped being a bumpy up-and-down-up-and-down hike, and I finally started seriously lowering my altitude. I was afraid the trail was going to be really steep after all … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: Seseok to Ssangyesa via Samsinbong

I woke up early at Seseok Shelter, and was on my way shortly before dawn. The sky was full of stars (Jirisan National Park lacks the light pollution found in South Korea’s urban centers). I quickly passed the turnoff for … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: To Seseok Shelter via Jeseokbong, Jangteomok Shelter, & Chotdaebong

After summiting Cheonwangbong, the highest mountain peak in mainland South Korea, it was time to get to the shelter where I had a reservation. Speaking of shelter reservations, any foreign tourists trying to get reservations at shelters in South Korea … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: The Highest Peak Cheonhwangbong

I admit that, up to this point in the hike, I had not been terribly impressed with the views in Jirisan National Park. That changed when I reached the top of Cheonhwangbong, which at 1,915 meters above sea level is … Continue reading

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Jirisan National Park: Ascending Jungbong

Jirisan National Park is both in Gyeongsangnam Province and Jeollanam Province, but since I only went through the section inside Gyeongsangnam Province, I categorize it under ‘Gyeongsangnam’ in this blog. Jirisan National Park has the greatest variety of multi-day hikes … Continue reading

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