Woraksan

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Woraksan
Mount Worak Korea 242.jpg
Elevation 1,094 m (3,589 ft)
Location
Location South Korea
Korean name
Hangul 월악산
Hanja
Revised Romanization Woraksan
McCune–Reischauer Wŏraksan

Woraksan, or Worak Mountain, is a major mountain of the Sobaek mountain range. Its highest peak is 1,094 m (3,589 ft) above sea level. It forms part of the boundary between North Chungcheong and North Gyeongsang provinces. Its slopes contain portions of Mungyeong city in North Gyeongsang, as well as Danyang County, Jecheon City, and Chungju City in North Chungcheong.[1] Woraksan National Park takes up 28% of the land in Danyang County.[2]

Worak Mountain is the centerpiece of Woraksan National Park, and its slopes are home to numerous Buddhist shrines and historical sites. The area is known for its beauty and history, and is sometimes referred to as "Little Kumgang-san" to compare it with that famed Korean mountain. The tenth-century Hubaekje leader Gyeon Hwon, who was born nearby, allegedly planned to build a palace on the slopes of Worak Mountain, although he was never able to do so. Woraksan was designated a "global park" in 2004 by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Center.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ An 2003, p.331.
  2. ^ Han Sang-hee, Shim Hyun-chul (12 June 2007). "The Scenic North Chungcheong". Korea Times. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kim Woong-shik, director at Worak National Park in North.". Korea Times. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  • An Gyeong-ho (2003). 신 한국 100 명산 ('The New' 100 Korean Mountains). Seoul: 깊은솔 (Gipeunsol). ISBN 89-89917-07-7. 

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Coordinates: 36°53′09″N 128°06′22″E / 36.8858°N 128.106°E / 36.8858; 128.106