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Seoraksan National Park ( 설악산국립공원 )
Place Category: Outdoors & Recreation, Nature, and Recommended
Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the in the Gangwon-do of South Korea. It is located in a national park near the city of Sokcho. Daechongbong Peak of Seoraksan reaches 1708 meters (5603 feet). Taebaek mountain chain is often considered the backbone of the Korean peninsula.
This place attracts many national and international tourists all year round, but the main season for Seoraksan national park is autumn. The autumn colors in the area are considered amongst the most beautiful in South Korea. The red and yellow forest is interrupted by rocks, and small mountain streams flow amidst this. During the rainy season in summer—especially after a typhoon—these streams can swell.