A mysterious land even Gyum Jae Jeong Seon did not pass, Hwajeogyeon(place of scenic beauty No. 93)

67, Sajeong-ri, Gwanin-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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Hwajeogyeon refers to granite towering in a height of 13m in Hantan Riverside.

It was named because granite rocks have been piled like rice sheaves from old times. Gyum Jae Jeong Seon, a master of real landscape paintings who opened the era of a new drawing technique by creating realistic expression techniques, dropped here during Mt. Geumgang sightseeing and painted Hwajeogyeon on a canvas and this painting is included in 「Hae-ak-jeon-shin-cheob 」 currently possessed by Gansong Art Museum. A great view of Hwajeogyeon is also introduced in Samyeon Kim Chang-heup’s garland.

  • <Gyum Jae Jeong Seon's [Hwajeogyeon]>
  • <Samyeon Kim Chang-heup’s [Samyeonjip]>
<samyeonjip>-Samyeon Kim Chang-heup’s garland

High rock soaring there, cliff where a hawk is resting A twirling bend in a river is so black and it is pond where a dragon lies flat. Great harmony, you used all your energy to hang and soar Answered if you pray during a drought and suddenly clouds wrap the rocks Autumn grain piled up like a mountain in the Dongju plain

In addition, this is a place where national ritual for rain was held during the Joseon period because of the miraculous aura of Hwajeogyeon.

Rain ritual reproduction event of Hwajeogyeon(2015)

The geological features of Hwajeogyeon were created due to the erosion of the river of Mt. Myeongseong granite known as granite during Mesozoic Cretaceous period and various rocks are distributed in the surrounding and basalt of Quaternary era covering granite(Hwajeogyeon) and rhyolite, andesite, fortress dike etc. appearing through penetration are observed.

  • Granite captured in rhyolite
  • basalt with developed columnar joint and plaste joint

You can also observe various geological structures and terrain such as columnar joint created while basalt is cooled, granite(xenolith) captured by penetrated rhyolite, eroded surface of basalt telling the direction of flow of the river, pot hole and groove by stream erosion.

Granite captured in rhyolite, basalt with developed columnar joint and plaste joint