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Gasan Rock, Gyeongbuk
Korea

가산산성 서북쪽 성벽 사이에 위치한 바위로서 가암이라고 부르기도 합니다. 이 바위는 지면에서 10m 상단면적은 대략 270㎡ 규모의 넓은 평면으로 되어 있으며 사방을 훤히 전망할 수 있어 대구시의 전경을 한 눈에 볼 수 있습니다. 바위 상단 동쪽단면에는 큰구명이 나 있는데 전설에 의하면 신라시대 고승이었던 도선(827~898)이 산천을 편력하면서 지기를 잡기위해 이 구멍에다 쇠로 만든 소와 말의 형상을 묻어 지기를 눌렀다고 합니다. 대구경북일원의 많은 시민들이 찾는 곳입니다.

Copyright: Wonsoo lee
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 25/10/2011
Updated: 12/08/2014
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Tags: gasan-rock; gasanbawi; 가산바위; 가산산성
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