About Ami Watchtower
Amisan Mountain, overlooking Dangjin, which is part of Naepo
Amisan Mountain (349m) is a famous mountain located in Dangjin. Located in Myeoncheon-myeon in the southern part of Dangjin, the ridges of Amisan extend toward Dabulsan (310m) and Mongsan (298m) as though it is spreading its wings. Dabulsan is located to its west and Mongsan to its south, and the distance between the peak of Amisan and the peaks of these mountains is 1.6km and 1.5km, respectively. Because these mountains are connected and located close to one another, a cyclic mountain climbing trail passing through all three mountains has been developed to enjoy a nice and pleasant hike along these low mountains.
You can begin the hike from Amisan Mountain and get to Dabulsan and then Mongsan. Because all three mountains aren’t very high, you can finish the hike in half a day, even if you take sufficient breaks during the hike.
With the densest forest among all three mountains and well-maintained hiking trails, Amisan Mountain serves as an excellent place to rest and feel healthy for the citizens of Dangjin. But why has Ami Watchtower at the peak of Amisan been designated as one of the nine scenic sites of Dangjin? Dangjin has been maintaining a distinct local culture for years thanks to its unique topographic characteristics. The view from the Ami Watchtower, overlooking Myeoncheon-myeon of Dangjin, is absolutely splendid and it is guaranteed to take your breath away. The exquisite landscape created by the low hills and fields on the southern part of Dangjin is bound to instantly captivate the onlookers.
“Naepo” refers to the region comprised of Dangjin-si, Yesan-gun, Hongseong-gun, Seosan-si, Taean-gun, former area of Boryeong-si (formerly, Boryeong-gun) and some parts of Asan-si (Dogo-myeon, Sinjang-myeon and Seonbang-myeon). This area contains numerous Buddhist heritage sites and assets including the Taean Rock-carved Buddha Triad, Seosan Rock-carved Buddha Triad, Yesan Hwajeolli Stone Buddhas of Yesan, as well as Sudeoksa and Gaesimsan temples dating from the Baekje period, which is why it is considered the gateway to the introduction of Chinese Buddhism to Korea.
Dangjin, which is part of the Naepo cultural sphere, also has numerous Buddhist sites and artifacts. Yeongnangsa Temple, founded in the Silla period, and the seated Buddha statues and stone pagodas of Sinamsa Temple and Anguksaji Temple Site dating from the Goryeo Dynasty are some of the examples of Buddhist cultural assets that have been passed down to this day.
After enjoying a pleasant hike on Amisan Mountain and a breathtaking view from its peak, make sure you pay a visit to Taesin Farm, which is one of the most popular tourist sites in Dangjin. There are many things to see, enjoy and experience, whether you are traveling with your family or significant other, and it is an awesome place to unwind and relax after a hike.
Directions(From the Starting Point of the Embankment Road)
Name to be entered into the GPS system: Amisan Mountain
Address to be entered into the GPS system: 354-29 Ami-ro, Myeoncheon-myeon, Dangjin-si
Enter Daejeon-Dangjin Expressway from Seohaean Expressway JC and pass through Myeongcheon IC to get to the IC three-way intersection. Turn left at the intersection toward the Dangjin Foreign Language Education Center. You can park your car at the school parking lot, and use the hiking trail behind the school.