Top things to do in Jirisan National Park

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Jirisan National Park

Ssanggye-sa

The visual imagery of this temple is a feast for the eyes and, like any exquisite dinner, should be savoured with deliberation. Stone walls supporting multiple levels of buildings notched into the mountainside, comb…
Temple in Jirisan National Park

Hwaeom-sa

Founded by priest Yeongi in AD 544 after his return from India, this ancient temple dedicated to the Birojana Buddha is enveloped by the beautiful natural surroundings of Jirisan National Park. Last rebuilt in 1636,…
Temple in Jirisan National Park

Daewon-sa

Tucked near the eastern border of Jirisan, this temple is an active nunnery where a famed female sanshin (mountain spirit) is thought to reside. A templestay programme is offered here.
Temple in Jirisan National Park

Naewon-sa

This temple is about 3km from Samjang-myeon, off route 59. Highlights include a three-tier Silla pagoda and a rare Cheonwang-bosalnim statue.
Temple in Jirisan National Park

Chilbul-sa

Founded in 560, this small temple, 7km from Ssanggye-sa, was burned during the Korean War and reconstructed to its original form in 1984.
Waterfall in Jirisan National Park

Buril Pokpo

It's an easy day-trip from Jinju to this small water fall in Jirisan. The hike to get there is an easy 3 hours round trip from Ssanggye-sa.