These 33 mountains are the ones I have judged to be Korea's holiest, by the criteria explained on this page and my 20 years of visiting them and studying this subject. They break down in a convenient and balanced split between 17 in the central and western regions and 16 in the eastern regions (mostly, the Taebaek Range and its southern extention now dubbed the "Yeongnam Alps", going as far west in the southern region as the Nakdong River. They are listed here North-to-South. Only six mountains from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) are listed, due to our lack of information about historical and current mountain-worship traditions there; those six are labled "DPRK". Click on the name to see my photos and discussion of that mountain and its San-shin shrines.
* means it could be one of Korea's Nine Greatest Sacred Mountains, in other words the very best out of these 33.
Central & Western Korean Peninsula (17):
*Myohyang-san 묘향산 DPRK, Pyeongan Province, National Park, 1355m
Guwol-san구월산 DPRK, Pyeongan Province, National Park, ???m
Song-ak-san송악산 DPRK, Gyeonggi Prov, Gaeseong City Park? ???m
Ma-ni-san마니산 Ganghwa Island of Incheon City, County Park, 469m
*Samgak-san삼각산 Seoul City, in the Bukhan-san National Park, 840m
Gwanak-san관악산 Seoul City & Gwacheon City, Local Park 629m
Chiak-san치악산 Gangwon Prov, Wonju City, National Park, 1288m
Sogni-san속리산 North Chungcheong Prov, National Park, 1058m
*Gyeryong-san계룡산 Daejeon & Gongju Cities, National Park, 845m
Gaya-san가야산 South Gyeongsang Province, Hapcheon County, National Park, 1430m
Ma-i-san마이산 North Jeolla Province, Jinan County, Provincial Park, 618m
Moak-san모악산 North Jeolla Province, south of Jeonju City, Provincial Park, 794m
*Jiri-san지리산 Gurye County of South Jeolla Province; Hadong, Sancheong and Hamyang Counties of South Gyeongsang Province; and Namwon City of North Jeolla Province; National Park, Cheonhwang-bong 1915m, Banya-bong 1733m & Nogo-dan 1507m