Taebaeksan

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Taebaeksan
Taebaeksan main peaks from Munsubong.jpg
Main peaks of Taebaeksan as viewed from Munsubong, another of its peaks
Elevation 1,566.7 m (5,140 ft)
Location
Location of Taebaeksan
Location of Taebaeksan
Taebaeksan
Location of Taebaeksan in South Korea
Location South Korea
Range Taebaek Mountains
Coordinates 37°5′45″N 128°54′55″E / 37.09583°N 128.91528°E / 37.09583; 128.91528Coordinates: 37°5′45″N 128°54′55″E / 37.09583°N 128.91528°E / 37.09583; 128.91528
Climbing
Easiest route Hike
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Taebaeksan
McCune–Reischauer T'aebaeksan

Taebaeksan, also known as Mount Taebaeksan or Mount Taebaek, is a South Korean mountain peak of Taebaek Mountains. It stretches from the city of Taebaek in Yeongwol-gun County, Gangwon-do Province to Bonghwa-gun County, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, and is protected by Taebaeksan Provincial Park. It has an elevation of 1,566.7 m (5,140 ft).[1]

Attractions[edit]

Manggyeongsa Temple in Hyeol-dong Taebaek, Yeongwol-gun County, Gangwon-do Province at an elevation of 1,460 meters on Taebaeksan, is a temple built to enshrine the statue of the Bodhisattva of wisdom. It was built by Jajang, a Silla Dynasty monk. The "Dragon Spring" at the entrance of the temple is known as the highest spring in Korea.[2]

The summit ridge of Taebaeksan is home to a multitude of both azalea bushes and ancient yew trees, making spring (for blossoms) and winter (for rime frost on the twisted trees) particularly good times to visit. The highest peaks are also home to Cheonjedan, a series of ancient Shamanist altars.

The main Danggol entrance plays host to an annual snow festival and a coal mining museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ An Gyeong-ho (2003). 신 한국 100 명산 ('The New' 100 Korean Mountains). Seoul: 깊은솔 (Gipeunsol). p. 433. ISBN 89-89917-07-7. 
  2. ^ Cin Woo Lee "Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples" CNN Go. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-12

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