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Mudeungsan National Park 무등산국립공원

Hwasun-gun & Damyang-gun & Jisan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do

Mudeungsan Nationtl Park (무등산국립공원) is a mountain at the edge of Hwasun-gun, Damyang-gun and Gwangju. Mt. Mudeungsan (1,186m) features three rock peaks called Cheonwangbong, Jiwangbong, and Inwangbong, also known as the “Jeongsang Three."

Mudeungsan’s gradual slope makes it an easy climb for all. Locals once worshiped Cheonwangbong Peak as it was considered a mountain of God. Among the more majestic of these sites are the Seoseokdae, Gyubong, and Ipseokdae peaks. At the base of the mountain are several famous temples including Yaksaam, Jeungsimsa, and Wonhyosa. Mt. Mudeungsan is also known for its beauty throughout the year. The fall autumn leaves of Gyubongam and Eoksae grass of Baekma ridge is quite spectacular. In the winter, snow and ice on the mountains create exquisite scenery as well.

Below the mountain, there is a variety of recreational facilities and tourists sites for visitors. This includes the Gwangju National Museum, a traditional Korean style building with exhibition space and artifacts on display. These items total 2,000 artifacts and include treasures excavated from the sea of Sinan, items from Honam province (made during the Seonsa, Baekje, and Silla periods), and paintings from the Joseon Period.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-625-0761,
+82-62-365-1187, +82-62-225-9993 (Korean)

・Parking Facilities : Wonhyosa Temple Parking Lot: 160 parking spaces
Jeungsimsa Temple Parking Lot: 448 parking spaces

Parking Fees

Cars: 2,000 won for a day
Bus or taxi: 1,100 won for a day

Admission Fees



From Gwangju Bus Terminal (U-Square Terminal).
Take Bus 09 and get off at the entrance of Jeungsimsa Temple.
Walk towards Mudeungsan National Park.

Hwasun-gun & Damyang-gun & Jisan-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, Jeollanam-do


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