|Including Wonhyo-san and Jeongjok-san
This is a range-line of three high mountains that are on the Nakdong Jeongmaek Range-Line
(southern Taebaek Range), mostly within Yangsan City of South Gyeongsang Province and partially
in Ulsan City to the east. They are mostly part of the Gaji-san Provincial Park (Naewon-sa Sector),
and are near to the "Yeongnam Alps" sub-range famous for tourism. They contain the famous
Naewon-sa monastery and many smaller temples that mostly house female monks. Cheonseong-san
and Wohyo-san, of similar heights in a remote area, have often had their names confused on maps. This all runs
just SE of Chwiseo-san (Yeongchuk-san) Tongdo-sa.
Index of Sacred Sites:
Wonhyo-san (920m, south)
Cheonseong-san (922m, central)
Jeongjuk-san (700m, north)
Nosang-san (343m, furthest north)
This north-south group of mountains,
long sacred to Korean Buddhists, seems
best-known under the name of the
highest peak Cheonseong-san. That
title, literally "Thousand Saints (or Sages)
Mountain", means that at least 1000
monks have reached enlightenment while
studying & meditating in its temples.
It's still a very active Buddhist area today.