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Inwangsan Mountain, Seoul

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Inwangsan is a mountain with a height of 338 meters, located in Jongno-gu and Hongje-dong, Seodaemun-gu, central areas of Seoul, South Korea. The name literally means "mountain of generous king" in Korean. The mountain covers an area of 1,086,696.50㎡ and has many huge granite peaks which distinguish it from other mountains in Seoul. Each rock is named after its characteristic form, such as gicha bawi (기차바위, train rock), chima bawi (치마바위 skirt rock), iseul bawi (이슬바위 dew rock), moja bawi (모자바위 hat rock), and jiryungii bawi (지렁이바위 worm rock).Inwangsan is famous for its view, so many painters depicted the mountain in their works such as Jeong Seon's Inwang jesaekdo. The Fortress Wall of Seoul surrounds the mountain in which Inwangsa temple and Guksadang shrine are located as well.
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  • The mountain is a mountain in Incheon, Wang San. This popular hiking trails for hikers, which will enjoy the scenery and natural beauty while climbing up the mountain. It is also a path connected to the road, to go to a nearby Palace Castle Tang Kung Chun stormed Daewoo Tangchundae.
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  • The view from the mountain is really thrilling, though it's very difficult to climb on it. But it's worth it  more »
  • Arriving in Dongnimun, we, my best friend and I found stairs at the left side of the entry. Following the stairs, a small shrine and temple, as well as big stones to pray to appeared. We followed the ...  more »