Infobox Korean name
Poam Mountain is one of the
Sobaek Mountainsof central South Korea. It rises to about 962 meters above sea level, and stands on the border of MungyeongCity, North Gyeongsangprovince and ChungjuCity, North Chungcheongprovince. To the southwest of its principal peak, Poam mountain descends to the low pass of Haneuljae.
Much of Poam Mountain is now contained in
Woraksan National Park. Its lower slopes contain a number of important cultural artifacts, many of which are linked to the role of Haneuljae as a key transit route in the Sillaand Goryeoperiods. For example, the site of the Goryeo-era Buddhist temple of Mireuksa is located in Mireung-ni, ChungjuCity. The site of the Silla-era Buddhist temple of in Gwaneum-ni, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong City. Stone pagodas and sculptures from these long-abandoned temples, which appear to have played a double role as temples and traveller's hostels, can still be found at the sites.
List of mountains in Korea
Geography of South Korea
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