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Geumosan Prov. Park, Gumi, Gyeongsang buk-do

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

The park is just a short taxi or bus ride from downtown Gumi. There’s a tourist village with dozens of restaurants – that’s just above a lake where one can rent duck boats. Above the tourist village, the road leads to a parking lot for the cable car. Here one pays 600 won (about 60 cents U.S.) for adult admission. A short walk up to the cable car, and from here or from the upper terminus, trails continue on up to the summit. Geumo Mountain is 976.6 meters high. Besides its natural features, the park also features several temples. One, Haeunsa, is just a short walk from the upper cable car terminus. Most of these photos were taken in January; a couple in the Spring.

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Gyeongpo Provincial Park, Kangwon-do

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Gyeongpo Provincial Park is in Gangneung City, Gangwon-do. It lies along the coast and includes Gyeongpo Lake. Its area is 9.471 square kms and it was established on June 26, 1982. I visited this park on November 9-10, 2005.

Gyeongpo Lake is 4.35 kms. in circumference. Here’s the lake looking south from the walking trail along the west shore:
Kyeongpo Lake

A chain of statues along the trail tell a traditional story:

statue, Kyeongpo Lake

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