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Gwanggyosan Mountain, Suwon

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Gwanggyosan is a small mountain in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies on the border of Suwon and Yongin, though the wider range extends north and so also borders Uiwang, Gwacheon, Seoul and Seongnam.The summit offers views across Suwon, Yongin and Bundang. The mountain is commonly hiked from Gwanggyo Reservoir in Suwon.Gwanggyosan and PungsuInterpreted within the context of traditional Korean logic and beliefs – especially within the realm of Korean Confucianism – Gwanggyosan serves as Suwon's jinsan, or Guardian Mountain. This is in keeping with the logic of pungsu (known as feng shui in China), which avers that an ideal site for a city or town is one where there is a jinsan to the north, an open vista, river or a large body of water to the south, and either mountains or valleys to the east and west. As Suwon's jinsan, Gwanggyosan provides a natural landmark indicating the city's position to travelers and acts as a sort of "shield" against the harsh winds from the north in wintertime. Aiding Gwanggyosan in providing a favorable sense of pungsu to Suwon are the flat farms and paddies in the southern portions of Gwonseon-gu and Yeongtong-gu, Chilbo-san to the west, and the hills along Suwon's border with Yongin to the east.
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  • I was able to easily take the bus arrives until the hike is really only a good distance the brother bong. Lots of restaurant around the bike has been well maintained road to dehydration family, friends and lovers is a great place for a weekend outing ourselves sometimes ^ ^
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  • I've been many times on these mountain trails with both family and friends and they still make me happy to go back. With many different paths and some lovely observation points it gives you a nice per...  more »
  • Landscape place near Suwon, a one-hour drive from Seoul. A great place for walks, on top you have a magnificent view over Suwon
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