Songni-dong Travel Guide

  • Songnisan
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  • Some of Korea's best scenery
    Some of Korea's best scenery
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  • Ceremonial drum and bell
    Ceremonial drum and bell
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Songni-dong Things to Do

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    by Tom_Fields Updated Nov 28, 2006

    This is one of Korea's finest national parks. The mountains tower over 1,000 meters, and are accessible by the numerous hiking trails. Be forewarned: they are demanding, and only for those fit enough to make the climb. It's not dangerous, but very challenging. Allow at least several hours for a round trip. The name Songnisan means "Remote from the Ordinary World Mountain".

    Songnisan More mountain scenery A mountain stream winds through the park A beautiful spot Some of Korea's best scenery
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    • Mountain Climbing
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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    by Tom_Fields Written Nov 28, 2006

    One of Korea's largest and finest Buddhist temples, this one dates back to 533 AD. The invading Japanese burned it down in 1592, but it was rebuilt in 1624 and modified since then. Since my visit, a huge statue of the Buddha was finished. This is a nice place to relax on the way to or from the mountains.

    Entrance to Beopjusa Temple Ceremonial drum and bell The now-completed statue of the Buddha Rock carving of the Buddha Inside the temple
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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

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