Naejangsan National Park

Naejangsan is a famous mountain in the Jeolla-do province, and the best mountain in Korea for viewing autumn’s crimson leaves. The park is 76,032 sq. km. in size and became a National Park along with Baekyangsa District on Nov. 17th, 1971. The name Naejang means ‘many secrets’ in the mountain. Because of the bright crimson leaves that blanket Naejangsan Mountain’s fall scenery, the mountain is also referred to as “Geumgangsan of Honam.”

Inside the park, there are famous waterfalls, such as Dodeok Falls and Geumseon Falls, and temples such as Baekyangsa and Naejangsa temples. If you follow the valley left of the ticket booth, you can see the waters of Dodeok Falls, cascading down the cliff. If you go further along the valley you can see the waters Geumseon Falls where even the gods have supposedly bathed. Baekyangsa Temple is both majestic and serene, surrounded by Gulgeori trees that retain their lush green leaves even in winter, and also the Bija trees. Along with Baekyangsa Temple, the Naejangsa Temple is the place to visit during the fall for its lovely autumn leaves. Besides these, there are about 760 kinds of local plants, designated Natural Monuments, and various wild animals living inside Mt. Naejangsan Park.

The Park is beautiful not only in the fall, but also in the spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms bloom, in the summer when the green mountain turns greener, and the winter when the rock cliffs cover themselves with snow. All throughout the year, different kinds of wild flowers bloom here.


Popular nearby, compatible sites for a private tour in Jeollabukdo:

Naejangsa Temple

Ulhwajeong Pavillion



Naejang-dong, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
전북 정읍시 내장동 , 전남 장성군 북하면 백양로


Operating Hours 
From Sunrise to Sunset


N/A (Open all year round)


Hiking Course 
Jangseongsaejae Course (6.4km / 2hrs 50min):
Chonnam Univ. Training Center → Saejae Crossroads → Saejae → Ipam Ticket Office

Donggye Fall-Baekyangsa Temple Course (6.2km / 3hrs 30min):
Chonnam Univ. Training Center → Monggye Waterfall → Neungseon Sageori (4-way Intersection) → Unmunam → Baekyangsa Temple

Ipamsan Course (10.1km / 4hrs 20min):
Chonnam Univ. Training Center → Eunseondong Valley → Gatbawi Rock (Peak) → Bukmun Gate → Nammun Gate → Sanseonggol Valley → Saejae Crossroads → Chonnam Univ. Training Center

Baekyangsa Temple Course (8.4km / 5hrs 30min):
Baekyangsa Temple → Yaksaam → Baekhakbong Peak → Sangwangbong Peak → Sajabong Peak → Gain Village

Baekyangsa Temple-Naejangsa Temple Course (12km / 7hrs):
Baekyangsa Temple → Yaksaam → Baekhakbong Peak → Sangwangbong Peak → Sunchang Saejae → Sodunggeunjae → Kkachibong Peak → Naejangsa Temple


Activity Fees 
Admission fees to cultural assets
Baekyangsa Temple
Adults: 2,500 won / Group: 2,200 won
Youths: 1,000 won / Group: 800 won
Children: 700 won / Group: 500 won

Naejangsa Temple
Adults: 3,000 won / Group: 2,500 won
Youths: 1,200 won / Group: 1,000 won
Children: 700 won / Group: 500 won