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Manisan Mountain

Manisan Mountain

Manisan Mountain

Chamseongdan is an altar located atop of Manisan Mountain where Dangun dedicated religious service to Heaven twice in a year, spring and fall, for the sake of people's prosperity and glorious future. The altar is composed of natural stones and resembling fortress atop of cliff reflecting our ancestor's awesome toward the heaven. According to the belief that the sky is round and earth is square, the base of altar is round and the top square respectively. The original Chamseongdan altar was maintained in 11th year of king Wonjong of Goryeo dynasty (1270) and improved of it's surroundings, in the 17th year of king Injo of Joseon dynasty (1639). And again it was maintained in the 26th year of king Sukjong (1700).

On Gaecheonjeol a National Foundation Day, a worship service is dedicated to Dangun at the altar in commensurate with the ancient ritual. And in every national athletic games, the seven fairies ignite the sacred torch for competition events. The sacred torch of the 1988 world paralympic was also ignited at this place.