Plan your trip to Mount Songnisan

Korea Herald/ANN

Songnisan National Park in Boeun, North Chungcheong Province offers a variety of trekking and resting courses where visitors can not only see autumn forest but also learn the history of its Beopjusa Temple.

Beopjusa, one of Korea's biggest temples, in Mount Songnisan dates back to the Silla era, part of the Three Kingdoms of the Korean peninsula.

It was built in the 14th year of Silla King Jin-heung (540-576), who was the 24th monarch of the kingdom. The temple contains more than 1,500 years of national treasures and monuments.

Visitors can take their cars and drive up to a parking lot in the mountain, which is about 2 kilometers away from the temple. They can trek through the Orisup Forest Trail of conifer trees toward the main gate of the temple.