Jeoneup-si Cheolligil

Jeongeup-si is a city
with a long history.

Jeongeup-si, the place that has the Jeongeup-sa and Naejang Mountain National Park, is a city with a long history that changed its name from Jeongchon-hyeon to Jeongeup-hyeon in A.D. 757, the 16th year of Shilla’s King Keyongdeok.

In the southeast part of the city, there is the Naejang Mountain national park, and the Ib-am Mountain. In the northwest side, there is the vast Dongjin plain.

Naejang Mountain cannot be omitted when mentioning Jeongeup-si, and it has the best autumn leaves in the nation. It also has old temples such as the Naejang Temple, so it attracts many tourists.

Jeongeup-sa is the oldest existing Baekje song,
and the oldest song to be recorded in Hangeul.

Jeongeup-sa also cannot be omitted. Anyone would have read about this song in their textbooks.
It is the oldest existing Baekje song, and the oldest song to be recorded in Hangeul that is recorded in the Akhak gwebeon,
the illustrated text on traditioal music from the Joseon Dynasty.

This song was sung by a wife who wished for the safe return of her husband when he did not return home for a long time.
This song has a sad story of the wife becoming a rock and the husband not returning home.

Jeongeup-si has authentic paths that has the authentic stories of various sceneries and stories.

Jeongeup-si part in the Jeonbuk Cheolligil has authentic paths that has the authentic stories of various sceneries and stories.

In the first course of the Jeongeupsa path, you depart from Jeongeupsa park, and step on the path which the husband of Jeongeupsa would have took when he was shopping for groceries. In the second part of the course, you can go around the Naejang Reservoir and enjoy the reflections of the mountain on the waters. In Daejanggeum path, you will be able to fully enjoy the Janggeum Mountain part, the hometown of DaeJanggeum.

You can escape from your busy daily life in this path. If you feel like aimlessly walking, you can try walking in the courses in Jeongeup-si. All the paths will help you relieve your stresses.

Jeongeupsa Trail 1st Course

The Course Of Love

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Lenth 8km
Time 2hrs 30mins
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Jeongeupsa Park - Chonbuk National University of Science – Millennium Hill - Toad Rock - Wolyeong Wetland Information Center - Wolyeong Village - Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza (Souvenir Shop)

The oldest song in Korean

Journey begins at Jeongeupsa Park, the theme of Jeongeupsa, the oldest song written in Korean. Follow the breath of Baekje, take a look around the park, and head toward Jeongeupsa Culture Street. If you walk up a little uphill and cross the Chonbuk National University of Science, you will see the entrance of the forest path of Jeongeupsaosol-gil 1 course.

If you walk up a little uphill and cross the Chonbuk National University of Science, you will see the entrance of the forest path of Jeongeupsaosol-gil 1 course. You can also take a moment to breathe in the observance of the Naejang Mountain, which is famous for its wide plains and autumn leaves.

Toad rock, a shelter for mountain seekers

The path of the covenant which is continued is guarded by toad rock.
It's a very big rock, so woodcutters often rest, and they've been steadily serving as shelter for those looking for mountains.

Hanging locks are eye-catching as a token of love and friendship. Walking uphill, flat and downhill, you can feel the happy but painful process of love with your whole body.

Wetlands that changed naturally after many years

Pass the path of practice and meet Wolyeong Wetland near the summit. It is a place where paddy fields that were farmed with groundwater naturally turned into wetlands after many years. Small water flows along the side of the road, and the primeval forest of the mountain slope is admirable.

If you're curious about Wolyoung Wetland, the commentator can explain the value and restoration of wetlands at the Wolyoung Wetland Information Center. Continue to Wolyeong Village at Wolyeong Crossroads in front of the Visitor Information Center.

Abundance and Colorful Village, Wolyoung Village

Wolyeong Village is literally a Moonrise Village.

Wolyeong Village is literally a Moonrise Village.
The rich and colorful village is impressive

Cross the Wolyeonggyo Bridge and finish the journey at Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza. The unique pickling of Naejang Mountain can be seen at a glance.

  • Recommendation

    It is nice to walk anytime, but if you
    walk the trails in the spring when
    the azalea bloom and late autumn
    when the autumn leaves fully
    bloom, its beauty will be amplified.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No. 277 at
    Jeongeup Station
    > Get off at Sigijugong Station
    13 minutes walk to Jeongeupsa Park (803m)

    <Jungeup Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 277-1 at
    Jeongeup Intercity Bus Terminal
    > Get off at 'Central APT' Stop
    10-minutes walk to Jeongeupsa Park (627m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No.171 at
    'Naejang Reservoir & Suyongmok'
    > Get off at Jeongeup Station



    <Jungeup Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No.171 at
    'Naejang Reservoir & Suyongmok'
    > Get off at Jongno Pharmacy

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jeongeup Complex Tourism Information Center
    063-536-6776

    Jeongeup Municipal Office Forestry Division
    063-539-5757

Jeongeupsa Trail 2nd Course

Enjoy the Naejang Mountain reflected in the water

Concept Lake Road
Lenth 6km
Time 1 hrs
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza (Souvenir Shop) – Naejang Mountain Sculpture Park - Seorae Visit Support Center -Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza (Souvenir Shop)

Naejang Mountain, walking comfortably

Starting from Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza, Course 2 is a way to enjoy the scenery of Naejang Mountain reflected in the water while walking comfortably along the tech next to Naejang Reservoir.

You can meet Seongbulam by walking along the tech after Wolyeong bridge. If you have time, you can take a look. If you go all the way to Naejang Mountain Arboretum, you will find many symbols of Jeongeup. chrysanthemum-shaped lamp is in full bloom in the yard.

Naejang Mountain Sculpture Park next to it boasts a vast land, where you can find sculptures with various themes and shapes. In front of the 100th Anniversary Memorial of the Donghak Revolution, I walk through the meanings of each one.

Scenery to bring about elasticity in all seasons

Walk out of Sculpture Park and from Seorae Visit Support Center opposite Naejang Mountain Ecological Park, the path leads to the foot of the mountain.

The forest path that walks through the interior of the reservoir is the climax of the 2nd course of Jeongeupsa Osol-gil.

In autumn, as well as in the fresh green of summer, spring cornus, and snow-covered winter, Naejang Mountain has the scenery to reinvigorate all seasons.

Pass through the wildflower garden and return to Naejang Mountain Culture Plaza. It is amazing how many things are contained in this small perimeter. Naejang Mountain envelops this path and shows off its beauty.

  • Recommendation

    The course is pretty short, so you
    could connect it with the
    1st course of Jeongeupsa trail
    in the Jeonbuk Cheonli-gli part.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No. 171 at
    Jeongeup Station
    > Get off at the 'Internal Reservoir'
    Stop 6-minutes walk to Wolyeong Bridge (406m)

    <Jungeup Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 171 at
    Jeongeup Intercity Bus Terminal
    > Get off at 'Suryongmok' Stop
    2-minute walk toward Wolyeong Bridge (150m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No.171 at
    'Naejang Reservoir & Suyongmok'
    > Get off at Jeongeup Station



    <Jungeup Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No.171 at
    'Naejang Reservoir & Suyongmok'
    > Get off at Jongno Pharmacy

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jeongeup Complex Tourism Information Center
    063-536-6676

    Jeongeup Municipal Office Forestry Division
    063-539-5757

Daejanggeum Masil-gil

Simple and gentle grace

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Lenth 5km
Time 2 hrs
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Nankookjeong - Hwangto Village – Jungok – Baramgol – Janggeumsan - Nankookjeong

Beautiful way around
the lake and mountains

Most of them are flat, so anyone can easily walk on the Daejanggeum Masil-Gil, which is a great way to enjoy the lake and the mountains.

The journey begins in Nankukjeong, which has a rich name, and the people around it are beautiful, and people who were moved by it raised their money in 1928.

The Hwangto Village was called Hwanghak Village until it was submerged, and recently redesigned Daejanggum Masil-Gil. If you come to town when Siberian chrysanthemumis in full bloom, you can face fantastic scenery.

Panoramic view from the pine forest road.

Pass the stoney mountain trail and walk the path to Janggeum Tunnel
The tunnel leads to a pine forest path and faces Junggok.
The view of Okjeongho and Imsil-gun from the ridge is remarkably gentle.

Pass the wind valley visible to the front and head for Janggeumsan.
Follow the northern route to Nangujeong-jeong, the end, to complete the journey. The Seonghwangdang, which can be crossed by bridge, is the largest land island in Honam, so why don't you try it?

  • Recommendation

    The course goes around the lake
    and mountain and provides quiet
    and still atmosphere

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No. 152-2 at
    Jeongeup Station(09:10, 14:20 twice a day)
    > Get off at 'Hwangto Village' Stop
    2-minute walk toward Nankukjeong (156m)

    <Jungeup Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus no. 152-2 at
    Jongno Pharmacy (09:10, 14:20 twice a day)
    > Get off at 'Hwangto Village' Stop
    2-minute walk to 'Nangukjeong' (156m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Jeupeup Station>
    Take Bus No. 151-2,
    Hwangto Village
    > Get off at Jeongeup Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Jeongeup Complex Tourism Information Center
    063-536-6676

    Jeongeup Municipal Office Forestry Division
    063-539-5757