Dorasan

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Dorasan
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Dorasan
McCune–Reischauer Torasan
Platform at Dorasan Station with sign displaying distance to Seoul and Pyeongyang

Dorasan or Mount Dora is a 156-metre hill on the north bank of the Imjin River in northernmost Paju, South Korea. It lies very near the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The hill gives its name to several nearby landmarks, including Dorasan Station and the Mt. Dora Observatory, as well as to the local administrative unit Dorasan-ri.

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The hill's name can be translated as "Silla City Mountain." According to legend, the last king of Silla, King Gyeongsun, dwelt nearby after he gave up his throne to Taejo of Goryeo. Unable to return to Silla, King Gyeongsun would walk to the top of Dorasan and weep for his home in Gyeongju. Due to this historical significance, "Dorasan" was chosen as the name of the train station.[1]

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  1. ^ "Dorasan". ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff website. Retrieved 2006-04-28. 

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