|Mt.Gamak lies in between Seoul and Gaesong, rising 675m above sea level. It has been called Gamak (a dark-blue rocky
mountain) because its rocks emit both black and blue lights. It looks gentle from far away, but as you
look down from the peak, you can observe rocky summits and cliffs all
around. You can also find ImggeokjeongCave and NamseonCave. Along with Mt.Hwaak of
Gapyeong, Mt.Songak of Gaeseong, Mt.Gwanak of Gwacheon, and Mt.Unak of Pocheon, Mt.Gamak has been known as one of the five beautiful mountains of
Gyeonggi. From the top, you can observe
the hills and fields along the armistice line across the river. On a clear day, you can even vaguely seeMt. Songak of
Gaeseong and Mt.Bukhan. On the top stands
an old monument, designated as Folk Item No. 8, from the Age of Three Empires (San-25
Gaekhyeon-ri Jeokseong-myeon, Paju; 170cm in height). This monument is called ¡®Bitdoldaewang¡¯ or ¡®Seoringui¡¯
monument. The epitaph on the monument
has worn away. Some people believe it
was a monument for King Jinheung, as it is similar to King Jinheung¡¯s monument
on Mt. Bukhan. Others call it Seoringui Monument because they believe that General Seoringui of the
Tang Dynasty is originally from this area.
Temple and Ungye Falls are located on the western skirt of the mountain. Beneath Janggun Peak is ImggeokjeongCave where Im,
Ggeok Jeong hid himself from the army.
To follow the path to the top through BeomryunsaTemple. get off transportation by BeomryunsaTemple entrance and follow the path to the information
office and Biryong
Falls. Go up about
five more minutes to arrive at BeomryunsaTemple. Get yourself
some drinking water and follow the valley to start hiking. In about an hour and 20 minutes, you will
find the peak to the left and Janggun Peak to the right.
The peak is marked by Mt. Gamak Monument on a flatland. Pass Anbu to the south and follow Amreung
Trail to Janggun
Peak. Imggeokjeong Cave is sitting beneath Ambong Peak. Keep
following the path along the ridgeline to visit Sinam-ri.