National Park stretches across Daejeon, Kwangju, and Nonsan
districts. This magnificent mountain is 845.1m above sea
level and was made a national park in 1968. Gyeryongsans
name comes from the fact that the ridgeline looks like the top of a
chicken head. On the Pungsujiri side, the topographical
features are what make it stand out and on the Musoksin side, its
mysterious folklore is what makes it interesting. There
are 15 summits on this mountain, of which Cheonhwangbong (845.1m) is
the main, and others are Sambulbong, Sinseongbong, and Gwanembong
peaks to name a few. This mountain is famous for Its many places of
interest, with its fantastic rock structures, on the west side the
Yongmun waterfall, to the east Euseon waterfall, and to the south
Amyongchu and Sutyongchu waterfalls.
In the spring, cherry
blossoms bloom on Donghaksa mountain trail, and during the summer
the lush green of the Donghaksa valley is very
beautiful. During the fall, the maple trees turn their
autumn leaves around Gapsa and Yongmun waterfalls like some
painting. And the snowcap of Sambulbong in the winter
offer a simple and majestic view.
Gyeryongsan is full
of rare animals and plants, beautiful waterfalls and a rich history
mysterious legends and cultural treasures. To the east is Donghaksa,
northwest, Gapsa, southwest, Sinwonsa, and southeast, Yonghwasa, and
every valley has ponds and falls that blend together exquisitely
Inner city bus(#102, #103) from Daejeon Bus Terminal to
Donghaksa / comes frequently / 1hour and 10 Min.
#103 only runs on Sunday.
Inter/inner city bus from Yuseong Intercity Bus Terminal and
Yuseong Keumho Bus Ternal to Donghaksa / comes frequently / 15
Inner city bus #2 from old Gongju Bus Terminal to Donghaksa / 6
times daily / 30 ~40 Min.
Inner city bus #2 from Yuseong Police Substation to Gapsa / 14
times daily / 50min / Interval - 1 Hour
Inner city bus #10 from Gongju to Sinwonsa temple / 40