Namwon-si Cheolligil

The place with nice mountains
and waters, Namwon-si

Namwon-si is located under the Jiri Mountain which is known as the mother mountain of all mountains in Korea. Namwon-si used to be known as a place with nice mountains and waters, and a place where tradition continued. Also, it is remembered as a place where ‘Chunhyang Tale’, the story of Lee Mongryong and Sung Chunhyang, originated.

The old castle place of Dalgung-li (Deokdong-li) at the foot of the Jiri Mountain is said to be built by the old King of Mahan who escaped from war. Even in the records from the Joseon dynasty, such a story can be seen. Thus, Namwon-si’s history seems like that it lasted for a long time.

Also, in Wolsan-li at the east side of the Unbong Highland, the heritages from Gaya have been found, so we can suppose that a very strong force used to live here in the past. Scholars even call this place as Unbong Gaya.

In Goryeo and Joseon era, among many big and small fights, this region has produced a lot of generals, which shows the spirit of Namwon-si.

This region has produced a lot of generals, which shows the spirit of Namwon-si.

Namwon-si and Jiri Mountain at the very end  of the Baekdu Mountain range are inseparable,
and even the ‘Jiri Mountain Doole-gil’ which is a famous hiking trail starts from Namwon-si.

Namwon-si in the Jeonbuk Cheolligil consists of this famous mountain,
Jiri Mountain and also the Gyoryong mountain, another famous mountain of Namwon-si.

You should try taking the Namwon-si couse in the Jeonbuk Cheolligil.

Jiri Mountain Doole-gil 1st course starts from the Jucheon-myeon and goes until the Unbong. Jeonbuk Cheolligil has a changed course, and lets the hikers enjoy the Guryong Waterfall and the Guryong Valley. In the second course of the Jiri Mountain Doole-gil, you are able to walk along the village at the Jiri Mountain, and at the Gyoryong Mountain Doole-gil, you can experience the mountain that went through major historical events such as the Japanese Invasion in 1592 and Donghak peasantry revolution.

If you want to walk in the forest with a fresh feeling and clear water, if you want to invigorate yourself, you should try taking the Namwon-si couse in the Jeonbuk Cheolligil. You will be able to feel the new energy sprung inside of you.

Jiri Mountain Doole-gil 1st Course

Meets Nine Waterfalls

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Length 14km
Main Course 5hrs 30mins
Difficulty Hard
Main Course Jucheon-myeon Dulle-Gil Parking Lot - Naesong Village – Guryongchi - Samurak Damurak - Guryong Falls -Yumojeong - Jucheon-myeon Dulle-Gil Parking Lot

Jiri Mountain, which has a legend that foolish people change wisely, is also called Duryu, which means Baekdudaegan will rise again.

There are total of 22 sections along the dulle-Gil of Mountain. Among them, 'Jirisan Dulle-gil 1 Course (Kowloon Falls Loop Road)' is the beginning of Jirisan Dulle-gil.

Baekdu Mountain, stay for a while

Depart from 'Jeoncheon-myeon Dulle-Gil Parking Lot' and walk along the stream and cross the bridge. Soon we will meet 'Naesong Village' and we will continue our journey on the mountain trail behind the village. After the ant gazebo, you will see a fairly steep climb. Mats, staircases and pine forests comfort your breath.

1.8km to Kuryongchi, the elevation is 365m, and the slope is over 20%.

It is said that Baekdu Mountain stays for a while so Jirisan is a difficult mountain to climb. Each step takes us closer to heaven and the earth farther away. With such charm, the road is touched in every corner and there is little worry about dangerous and dangerous way.

Let's make a wish at Samurak Damurk.

If you come down from the summit of Kuryoungchi and meet Samurak Damurak, you are half way there. 'Samurak Damurak' is a pile of stones that wish for the well-being of those who walk on the road.

It is said that the desire changes and the samurak and the wall change and are called Damurak. The stone will be walled with the hope of goodbye.

Cross the road to the mountains

Go down to Hoedeok village where you meet the mountain and go back along the road in front of the shelter towards Kuryoung Falls.

Guryongjeong, Guryong Falls, and Guryongsa where you meet the mountain after passing the road are met at Hwaryong Peak of 'Jirisan Dulle-gil 1 Course (Guryong Falls Loop Road)'.

Kuryoung Falls on a rocking bridge

In particular, ' Kuryoung Falls' is recommended to watch on a rocking bridge in the middle of a waterfall of a waterfall by stepping on a wooden staircase. The waterways that rush into the canyon create nine beautiful waterfalls.

The journey ends when you meet the rocks and water in the valley such as Bipokdong, Yousendae, and Haksundae, and arrive at the Kuryoung Visit Support Center. I move my foot and go back to Jucheon-myeon office after passing Hogyeong village with Yukmojeong.

  • Recommneded

    The road along the valley is fresh
    and green with surrounding
    mountains like a folding screen

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Namwon Station>
    Take bus No. 101, 102 at
    Namwon Station
    > Get off at Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance

    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 101, 102 at
    the Intercity Bus Terminal
    > Get off at Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance

    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 272
    'Dongdi Intersection' Stop
    > Get off at Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Namwon Station>
    Take bus No. 3-101, 1-102 at
    Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance Stop
    > Get off at Namwon Station


    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 3-101, 1-102, 2-272 at Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance Stop
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'


    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 2-272 of
    Jirisan Dulle-gil Entrance
    > Get off at 'Dongtong Dong Community Center'
    9-minute walk to Express Bus Terminal (574m)

  • Information Center & Representative

    Guryong Tourism Information Center
    063-636-0850

    Namwon Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-620-6232

Jiri Mountain Doole-gil 2nd course

Journey to the town

Length 11km
Road Name Forest and Hill Road
Time 4hrs
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Unbong-eup Office - Seolim Park - Singi Bridge - Saban Bridge - Huangshan Monument - Okgye Reservoir-Heungbugol Natural Recreation Forest - Inwol Village Hall

Significant Origin of the Village

'Jirisan Dulle-gil 2 Course' is called Unbong ~ Inwol. If you walk toward the three-way street of the meat restaurant at 'Unbong-eup office', you will see the start sign of the two courses. From here, head toward 'Seorim Park'

Continue crossing 'Shin Ki brdige' and 'Saban brdige ' and walk along the causeway next to Namcheon. If you cross about 2km of wide rice paddies and fields, you will meet the 'Hwangsan Monument`.

The Huangshan Great Battle took place right here, when General Lee Seong-gye defeated the main forces of Japan Army where the momentum hit the sky. It is also significant that nearby vision villages and Jeonchon villages were spontaneously created as people gathered to manage the 'Hwangsan Monument.

Take a slow look uphill and downhill.

Passing through the banks of 'Okggye Reservoir', it enters the mountain again.
You can walk in the forest on a loose slope.
You can rest your tired legs at Heungbugol Natural Recreation Forest.

The Bijeon Village nearby is a village that was naturally made as people moved to the place in order to take care of the Hwangsan Battle monument.

If you walk downhill, you will soon be able to reach Inwol Village.
Inwoljeong, which has a beautiful name that attracts the moon,
The tour ends with a tour of the rocks carved with the letters of Yeongwoldae.

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    The cherry blossoms along
    the Namcheon River can also
    be seen in blooming spring.
    This is a trail with a lot of
    There are many ruins,
    so take a look around.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Namwon Station>
    Take bus No. 114, 133, 134, 142
    at Namwon Station
    > Get off at 'Unbong' stop
    6-minute walk toward
    Unbong-eup Office (412m)


    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 113, 133, 134, 141, 142 at Intercity Bus Terminal Stop
    > Get off at 'Unbong' stop
    6-minute walk toward
    Unbong-eup Office (412m)

    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 113, 133, 134, 141, 142 at Dotong-dong Community Service Center
    > Get off at 'Unbong' stop
    6-minute walk toward
    Unbong-eup Office (412m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Namwon Station>
    5-minute by road (311m)
    Take bus No. 1-130, 1-142,
    1-132, 1-133, 5-120, 5-130
    at Police Intersection
    (To Namwon') Stop
    > Get off at Namwon Station

    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    5-minute by road (311m)
    Take Bus No. 1-141, 1-130,
    1-132, 1-133, 1-142 at 'Police Intersection (To Namwon)' Stop
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'

    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 5-120, 5-130,
    5-132, 5-133, 1-130, 1-132,
    1-133,1-142 at Police Intersection (To Namwon') Stop
    Transfer Bus No. 3-113, 3-121 to Jangdong Stop
    > Get off at the Express Bus Terminal

    <Inwol Jiri Mountain Public
    Bus Terminal>
    5-minute walk to
    Inwon Village Hall (350m)
    > Arrive at Inwol Jirisan Public Bus Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Guryong Tourism Information Center
    063-636-0850

    Namwon Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-620-6232

Gyoryong Mountain Doole-gil

Fierce History in Kyoryong Mountain

Concept Forest and Hill Road
Length 8km
Main Course 3hrs
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Gyyongsan National Tourist Complex Parking Lot - Boseong Village Gallim-gil - Sabang Dam - Geumgang Village Gallim-gil - Hwajeong Village Gallim-gi l -Gyoryongsan National Tourist Complex Parking Lot

The site of intense history
during the Imjin War

It is a national tourist complex and walks along the circumference of Gyoryong Mountain, which keeps its shape in spite of the harsh currents of history such as the Imjin War and the Donghak Farmers' Movement. Choi Je-woo founded the doctrine of Donghak, and was also the site of a fierce history in which the soldiers fought against the enemy during the Imjin War.

Gyoryong Dulle-gil' wraps around the waist of Gyoryong Mountain and makes one round. Uphill and downhill are repeated journeys, so make sure your heart is firm. However, the lush forest and the cypress are planted intensively, and the fragrance of the forest and the coolness will support the journey.

Gyoryongsanseong and Seonguksa nearby are a must visit. Beyond enjoying Gyoryong Mountain, you will be able to see the value of Gyoryong Mountain. In addition, the nearby “Manineuochong” shows how big the area near Gyoryong Mountain was during the Imjin War.

Walk along the circumference of Gyoryong Mountain

Along the way, you can look down the town of Gyoryong Mountain and downtown Namwon. It is meaningful to go into the city and look for 'Manboksater'.

Perhaps it was a royal temple in view of the scale and quality of stone and stone.
During the Imjin War, Cheonyoung, the captain of the army, said he fought against the enemy here. If you think about the Manineuochong near Gyoryong Mountain,
you can see how big the battle was.

Return to Gyoryong Mountain National Tourist Complex and finish the journey.
The well-polished roads and markers bring out the friendly charm of Gyoryong Mountain Dulle-gil as well as Jirisan.

  • Recommneded

    Gyoryong Mountain is great for
    mountain climbing. It is near the
    Namwon downtowon, so after you
    complete the trail, try visiting the
    Gwanghanru or the Chunhyang
    theme park for a better trip.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Namwon Station>
    Take bus No. 101, 142, 150, 162, 163, 523 at Namwon Station
    Transfer Bus No. 511
    to the Wangjeong Bridge
    > Get off at Sangok Stop
    6-minute walk toward
    Gyoyongsan National Tourist Complex (370m)

    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 3-175, 3-181,
    3-320, 3-101, 3-113. 3-121 at Intercity Bus Terminal Stop
    > Get off at 'Yongseong Elementary School' Stop
    Transfer Bus No. 511 to Yongseong Elementary School
    > Get off at Sangok Stop
    6-minute walk toward Gyoyongsan National Tourist Complex (370m)

    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 320, 323 at the Express Bus Terminal
    Transfer Bus No. 511 to Jirisan Development Association Stop
    > Get off at 'Sangok' Stop
    6-minute walk toward Gyoyongsan National Tourist Complex (370m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Namwon Station>
    5-minute by road (311m)
    Take bus No. 1-130, 1-142,
    1-132, 1-133, 5-120, 5-130
    at 'Police Intersection
    (To Namwon') Stop
    > Get off at Namwon Station



    <Namwon Public Bus Terminal>
    5-minute by road (311m)
    Take Bus No. 1-141, 1-130,
    1-132, 1-133, 1-142 at 'Police Intersection (To Namwon)' Stop
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'







    <Namwon Express Bus Terminal>
    Take bus No. 5-120, 5-130,
    5-132, 5-133, 1-130, 1-132,
    1-133,1-142 at Police Intersection (To Namwon') Stop
    Transfer Bus No. 3-113, 3-121 to Jangdong Stop
    > Get off at the Express Bus Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Namwon Municipal Office Environment Division
    063-620-6232