The Hyoja-gil section is named after Hyojabi Stele erected in honor of a dedicated son, Park Tae-seong. The neighborhood is also named after the landmark (Hyoja-dong). Legend has it Park was visiting his father’s grave as he did everyday when a tiger jumped before him. From that day on the tiger took Park to his father’s grave and back until the day he died. Why not tell this story on a family stroll through this peaceful district?
There is a shamanic shrine near the trail where one can get a glimpse of Korean folk religion, which is gradually fading away with the modernization of Korea. Although it is widely regarded as superstition, shamanism is a cultural asset deeply rooted in Korean history and often features in movies and literature. Unfortunately, the sight of such shrines has become an exotic and unusual experience even for Koreans.