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조화로운성장 삶이 아름다운 강서 GANGSEO_GU

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Gaehwa Neighborhood Park

Gangseo-gu parks - where nature is protected
  • Gaehwasan Mountain 's original name is Juryongsan Mountain. According to a legend of the Silla Dynasty, every September 9, an ascetic whose name was Juryong climbed the mountain with several kids and had a drink, and this is why the mountain was called Juryongsan Mountain. Right on the spot where the ascetic had a drink, a strange flower bloomed, and people began to call the mountain Gaehwasan Mountain (meaning blossom). Gaehwa Neighborhood Park is a park surrounded by dense forest with a commanding view of the Hangang River. It has two temples: Yaksasa Temple and Mitasa Temple. The stone Buddha and the Three-story Stone Pagoda in Yaksasa Temple are precious cultural assets, as designated by the Seoul City Council.

    Next to Mitasa Temple is the Monument to the Patriots, which was erected to commemorate the souls of the patriots who died to safeguard their homeland. The park also features three mineral springs and dense forests which offer a commanding view of the Hangang River.
  • Establishment: July 9, 1977
  • Park area: 386,500㎡
  • Main plants: False acacia, P. rigida, oak, Mongolian oak, and P. sargentii
  • Main facilities: Yaksasa Temple, Yaksasa 3-story Stone Pagoda, Mitasa Temple, mineral springs, the Monument to the Patriots, and sports facilities
Yaksasa Temple
  • Located at 333-2 Gaehwa-dong, Gangseo-gu at the hillside of the northern part of Gaehwasan Mountain, this temple was originally called Gaewasa Temple before King Sunju of Joseon Dynasty and then renamed Yaksasa Temple. According to an article written by Songsukwang in the 27th year of King Sunjo (1827), the temple, which is called Yaksaam in the article, is an old temple that was created during the Three Han States period. This temple also appears in one of the paintings of the great painter Jeong Seon.
Mitasa Temple
  • This temple is located at 81-13 San, Gaehwa-dong, southwest of the ridge of Gaehwasan Mountain stretching north to south from the summit of the mountain. Mitasa Temple is said to have been built in the same period as Yaksasa Temple.
Location
81-9 San, Gaehwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul(Postal code157-230)
Transportation
    • Subway Line 5 Banghwa Station Exit 3 (walk 13 min.)
    • Subway Line 5 Gaehwasan Station Exit 2 (walk 6 min.)
    • Green Bus 6631, 6641, 6646, 6647, 6712
    • Blue Bus 605, 642
Inquiries
  • +82-2-2657-8688 (Parks & Greens Department, Gangseo-gu Office)
  • 1488-96 Gayang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul (Postal code 157-301)
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