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Hamyang, Gyeongsangnam-do 함양 - (Travel Info Korea)
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Hamyang-gun is located in the western side of Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea.Jirisan National Park is attached to the southern side of Hamyang-gun.

It is located in the northern part of Jirisan, the west of Gyeongsangnam-do. There are many lofty mountains of Sobaek Mountains in the west of the region, which consists of granite gneiss and granite. And there are high mountains like Deogyusan mountain, Gibaeksan mountain and Jirisan mountain. Hills like Pallyangchi(520m) and Yuksipchi(640m) in the west of the region are connected to Jeolla-do. Wicheon and Imcheon that are the upper region of Namgang river are flowing. Anui basin in the north and Hamyang basin in the south are quite huge.

The region was called “Songhamgun” or “hamgun” in the Silla era. After that, it was renamed as “Cheollyeonggun” and had two Younghyuns like Unbonghyeon and Ianhyeon. It had Heoju dodallyeonsa later. The region was degraded to Hamyang-gun in 1012. “Ham(含)” changed to “ham(咸)”. It was once degraded to Hyun, but raised to Gun again in 1395. (Data source: Wikipedia)

Sangnim Park

Sangnim, which is No.154 natural monument, was created by Choe Chi-won in the era of Queen Jinseong. It is the oldest artificial forest in Korea, and you can appreciate beautiful landscapes all year round. You can enjoy the fragrance of lotus in summer, and colorful autumn leaves in fall.


Address: Ullim-ri, Hamyang-eup, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-960-5756

The way to visit: Hamyang IC→ Hamyang town→ Sangnim

Yongchu Valley

Yongchu Valley has so beautiful natural landscape that it has been called “Simjindon”.(It means someone was absorbed in reading due to the beauty of deep valley.) The offspring of Jeong Ji-yeong built the elegant pavilion “Simwonjeong”. You would feel great when you visit Simwonjeong, which is modest but elegant.


Address: 경상남도 함양군 안의면 상원리 산18-1 / 대한민국 경상남도 함양군 안의면 상원리 산18-1

Address: Sang-won-ri, Anui-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-960-5163

The way to visit: Jigok IC→ National highway No.26 to Anui→ Anui-myeon→ Yongchu Valley

Yongchu Natural Recreation Forest

Yongchu Natural Recreation Forest, which is neat but elegant, is attached to the edge of Yongchu Valley. It is equipped with large parking lot, pool and observatory. The price is also reasonable. You can take a walk on the trail to Gibaeksan mountain and Hwangseoksan mountain, the range of Namdeogyusan mountain.


Address: Sang-won-ri mountain 10-1, Anui-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-963-8702


The way to visit: Jigok/Seosang IC→ Geochang→ Anui→ Yongchu rest area→

forest lodge


Odojae was the hill for inland province people who had to cross a pass to barter with people of the southern coast. You can see Jirisan mountain after climbing an uphill path. It was selected to one of 100 beautiful roads in Korea. In particular, it is famous for beautiful night view. It has various attractions like Jirisan mountain view park, Jirisan mountain Jeilmun and Poetry Monument Park


Address: 경상남도 함양군 휴천면 지리산가는길 635 / 대한민국 경상남도 함양군 휴천면 지리산가는길 635

Address: Uitan-ri, Macheon-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do-Guryong-ri, Hamyang-eup(Local road No.1023)

Contact information: 055-960-5165

The way to visit: Hamyang IC→ National highway No. 24 heading for Namwon→ Local road No.1023→ Jianjae

Cheonwangbong Peak of Jirisan Mountain

Cheonwangbong peak, the highest region in South Korea, is the end of Baekdudaegan Mountain Range. The sunrise of Cheonwangbong peak changes from moment to moment. So some people say you can see the sunrise if your three generations strive after virtue. The view from Cheonwangbong peak is out of this world!


Address: Chuseong-ri mountain 100, Macheon-myeon, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

The way to visit: Hamyang IC→ National road No.24 heading for Macheon→ Jirisan mountain


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