Bulgoksan (Seongnam/Gwangju)

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Bulgoksan is located in South Korea
Highest point
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Coordinates 37°20′36″N 127°08′27″E / 37.3432°N 127.1407°E / 37.3432; 127.1407Coordinates: 37°20′36″N 127°08′27″E / 37.3432°N 127.1407°E / 37.3432; 127.1407
Location Between Seongnam Gyeonggi-do and Gwangju,  South Korea
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bulgoksan
McCune–Reischauer Pulkoksan

Bulgoksan is a mountain in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Its area extends over the cities of Seongnam and Gwangju. Bulgoksan has an elevation of 345 m (1,132 ft).[1] The mountain shares a name with another mountain in the Gyeonggi-do near Yangju.

Mt.Bulgok serves as a public recreation area at the southernmost part of the Seongnam green belt between Jeongja-dong and Gumi-dong. It also hosts hang gliding take-off runs in the Southwest and Northeast.

Mt.Bulgok is designated trail with Mt.Youngjang by Seongnam. Its peak is near to Sunae,Jeongja,Gumi-dong. Mt.Bulgok is loved by the citizens of Budang.[2]

Handed down Story[edit]

There is a story that the name of mountain is named Bulgok because there was a temple in the mountain. Jeongja-dong residents considered this mountain holy. They had a ritual they performed for the mountain spirit. Because of this the mountain is also called as Mt.Seongduck or Mt.HyoJong.[3] (In Hanja, "seong" means holy and "duck" means virtue.)

Hiking Course Information[edit]

Mt.Bulgok's hiking course is 5.6 km long and requires about 2 and a half hours to complete. It has many rest areas and athletic facilities. This includes 129 rest and meditation spots. The Songnam locals make use of the mountain often because of the easy access from the city itself.

You are able to climb the mountain from Sunae, Buljeong, Jeongja, Gumi. The paths that are connected behind the Korea Land and Housing Corporation is tough with high, rocky slopes.[4]

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  1. ^ Altitude of this mountain is not accurate. Every reporters report a different altitude. Current reports putsthe altitude at 313m, 325m, 335m, 344m and 345m. Here we will use the highest altitude.
  2. ^ Yoon, Sangdon (June 22, 2009). "Seongnam Mt.Bulgok&Mt.Youngjang". Seoul News Paper. 
  3. ^ See the Korean language book, 향토문화대전(HyangtoMunhwaDaejeon).
  4. ^ Yoon, Sangdon (June 22, 2009). "Seongnam Mt.Bulgok&Mt.Youngjang". Seoul News Paper.