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Address: Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

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It is worth visiting Tapsa Temple and Maisan. Although there are many steps, it is still manageable, just go on your own pace. Great photos on a beautiful day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is worth visiting Tapsa Temple and Maisan. Although there are many steps, it is still manageable, just go on your own pace. Great photos on a beautiful day.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

To see all of pagodas, you will be hiking very challenging up and down the wooden staircases, but it’s worth every steps. To found out one person built the numerous pagodas without glue and to see how they have survived all these years, it was amazing. Some of them are built right on the top of clift so look up... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

After a nice hike, we visited Maisan Tapsa temple. Here Gapryong Lee, a retired scholar, built numerous pagodas - one stone at a time - over a period of decades. It is said that he built 108 towers over 30 years from 1885. Only 80 of them remain today. The stones are stacked without use of adhesive of anything else... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This moutain is peculiarly shaped like donkey ears. Two great peaks are conglomerate rocks are still weathered by water and wind. At the foot of this moutain, there are a hermitage called Tower Temple and 108 big stone pagodas.built by a scholar out of buddhist belief. 80 of 108 pagodas still remain.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Cherry Blossoms are everywhere in South Korea, the Maisan Mountain area is one of the best country park in South Korea. A good walk all the way up by the road, a rather easy walk to the top, basically any casual shoes should be ok. I came here in late april, which is a bit late for the cherry blossoms,... More 

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Suncheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

This tiny park can easily been seen in a day. There are a few (maybe one) direct busses from Jeonju Station, or you can catch a regular bus from Jeonju to Jinan and either walk (a long walk!) or catch a taxi from Jinan. If you want to hike over the saddle, between the horse ears, start at the North... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

I came to the mountain a little bit late in the afternoon so I couldn't enjoy much. But the scene is too beautiful. The more I walk to to top, the more beauty I seen. Actually it will be a little bit hard to go to the top but it worth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

This is my first visit to Mount Mai. The literal Chinese translation is Horse Ear Mount. The reason is that this park is located between two hills that appeared to be like the horse ears. We hired a jumbo taxi for the day for KRW 200,000 to take us from Jeonju to Daedunsan (cloud bridge) and then to Geumsan Ginseng... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

This area is known for its fried 더떡/DuDuk roots and 등갈비/DeungGalBi - amazing pork back ribs. And for the vegetarians, the mountain also offers a lot of flavorful 산나물/SanNaMul mountain plants, which is eaten mixed with rice. All of it was amazing and easily the best Korean food we have had... ever. They also have their own regional 막걸리/makkeoli rice... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Good for those seeking a long hike. There is a shuttle bus to get there, or you can take a cab. It's also a great place to strike up conversation with locals or tourists, as the walk is way more enjoyable with company!

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