Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jirisan Recreation Forest

Jirisan is one of the most famous mountains in Korea. It is often considered one of the three most important mountains in South Korea. The other two are Hallasan and Seoraksan.

It's my fourth time to visit Jirisan. First, when hubby and I went mountain climbing. Second, when we were invited by hubby's friend and his wife to go out and get some fresh air at the valley with streams. Third, when we went to Cheonghakdong Village which is located at the southern foot of Samsanbong Peak on Mt. Jirisan. And the last one was last weekend when we went to Jirisan Recreational Forest. We went to the same mountain but different locations and views.

The campsite that we visited last weekend was in Jirisan. It is the most wonderful campsite that I've ever been so far. The recreation forest is the perfect place to enjoy the abundant tourist resources of Jirisan (Mt.) area.

Although it's still summer, it is very cold in this area even in the afternoon. We always sleep late at night so we walked around carrying a lantern in the evening. We tried to climbed up the mountain but after a steps, we decided to go down because it was too dark and scary. We also went down the valley and tried to cross the stream with lots of big rocks but we went back again. It was fun but dangerous.

At night, It was very dark and we couldn't see anything when all the lights were turned off. We were lying down but we couldn't sleep because it was too cold even when we were both wearing 2 clothes and hugging each other. We got up at 3a.m. and boiled some water to drink to make us warm. Because we couldn't sleep, we decided to have breakfast then drank coffee. It was too scary to cook in the middle of the night when everyone around you were in a deep sleep. After breakfast, we laid down again talking and laughing. We slept well until 9a.m. and decided to walked around the campsite. It was a great adventure!

Here's the view on our way going to the Recreation Forest.

Views that i've taken in the morning when hubby and I walked around before we left the campsite. The first picture shows the road going to the Recreation Forest. (Click pictures to enlarge)

The recreation forest has many valleys with streams.

And hanging bridges.

Here are the rest room, shower room and washing room which are very clean.

Our tent that was set up by the stream.

We arrived at the campsite in the afternoon so we ordered chicken for lunch.

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