Maisan Provincial Park is located in Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do and has a vareity of names depending on the season. In the spring, it is called Dotdaebong, in the summer, Yonggakbong, in the fall, Maibong, and in the winter, Munpilbong.
There are two main pathways leading up Maisan Mountain, located on the southern side and the northern side. The southern course is very popular, showcasing the many stone pagodas of Tapsa Temple. This temple has around 80 tall stone pagodas that do not sway no matter how strong the winds may blow. Another attraction of the mountain is Eunsusa Temple, where King Taejo stopped to give a 100-day prayer during his trip to Seongsusan Mountain.
Maisan Provincial Park is also well-known as a leisure retreat, with many many hiking courses. In particular, there is a 3km-long cherry blossom tunnel stretching from the entrance that blooms every year in mid-April. This cherry blossom tunnel serves as the venue for the annual Jinan Cherry Blossom Festival, with exciting performances and beautiful attractions.
Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Jeollabukdo:
Maisan Hwaeomgul Cave
130, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 진안군 진안읍 마이산로 130
N/A (Open all year round)
* Some trails may be closed throughout the year for forest fire prevention. Please check in advance
[Cultural Heritage Sites (Maisantapgun & Geumdangsa Temple)]
Adults: Individuals 3,000 won / Groups 2,800 won
Teenagers: Individuals 2,000 won / Groups 1,600 won
Children: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 800 won