Naejangsan

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Naejangsan
Elevation 763 m (2,503 ft)
Location
Location South Korea
Korean name
Hangul 내장산
Hanja
Revised Romanization Naejangsan
McCune–Reischauer Naejangsan

Naejangsan is a mountain located on the border of North Jeolla and South Jeolla provinces in southwestern South Korea, approximately three hours drive south of Seoul. It has an elevation of 763 m (2,503 ft).

National park[edit]

Naejangsan forms the core of Naejangsan National Park. It is located nearby the city of Jeongeup and is a very popular tourist destination, particularly in autumn due to its spectacular autumn foliage.[1]

Naejang means that something hidden in the mountain is infinite. The mountain is located in the boundary between Jeong-up and Sun-chang. It is one of the best mountains in Korea. And it has been famous for fall foliage more than 500 years. On 17 November 1971, the mountain became a national park. During the peak season, there are about 100,000 tourists per day visiting to see fall foliage, and there are a million tourists in per year. In the spring, there is cherry blossoms on the green mountain. In the summer, there is well-shade of tree. In the autumn, there is a blazing fall foliage. In the winter, there is snowy landscape. The mountain is very attractive in all four seasons.

-Transportation- There is bus station and train station in Jeong-up. Both station are less than 20 km from the mountain. The train station is on Honam Line. So you can depart from Seoul(Yongsan Station) or Gwang-ju. Also KTX(Korea Train eXpress) is available. From Yongsan to Jeong-up is about 2 1/4 hours. If you take a bus from Seoul, it will take about 3 hours. From the stations, take bus No.171 (from 6:25–21:00) and you can reach the Naejang bus station. It is next to the mountain.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ An 2003, p.91.

References[edit]

  • 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: 35°29′N 126°53′E / 35.483°N 126.883°E / 35.483; 126.883