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Impressions from a hike to the top of Pirobong, done in the autumn of year 2000 - -

All beautiful mountains in Korea have a temple,- or actually several temples scattered over the hill sides.
That goes for the Chiaksan area as well - - -
Here the wonderful building with the temple guardians of the Kyryongsa temple , which is the starting point of one of many trails leading up to the highest peak, - the Pirobong - -
 
 


Chiaksan
- the gate with guardians of the Kyryongsa temple -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Kyryongsa
- and here a close up of two of the four guardians.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Kyryongsa
- view into the courtyard -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Kyryongsa
- the courtyard with pagoda -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Kyryongsa
- and stone lantern -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- passing a pleasant stream on the trail up the Pirobong mountain -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- through an autumn wonderland -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- the trail -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Chiaksan
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- catching a burst of sun -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Chiaksan
(That light!)
- same as previous picture, - but cropped -, because it's beautiful -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- against the light, - the top of Pirobong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- on top of Pirobong, - 1288 meters above sea level -
( Funny, - on the way up I did not see a living soul, - but found the top crowded!)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Chiaksan
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- same picture as above, - but cropped -, because it's beautiful -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- late afternoon magic on the slopes of Pirobong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Chiaksan
- on the trail down -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- dusk over the mountain -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Chiaksan
- last picture from the hike up and down the Pirobong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)

- dusk came, - too dark for any more photography on that day -
Next morning I was in a completely different world, - Seoul -, but that is another story -
 
 

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