Chiaksan National Park
|Chiaksan National Park|
|Location||Gangwon-do, South Korea|
|Area||181.57 km2 (70.10 sq mi)|
|Established||31 December 1984|
|Governing body||Korea National Park Service|
Chiaksan National Park (Korean: 치악산국립공원, 雉岳山國立公園) is located in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. It was designated as the 16th national park in 1984. The park is named after the 1,288-metre (4,226 ft) mountain Chiaksan, which in turn had its name changed from Jeokakasan to Chiaksan, meaning "Pheasant Peak Mountain", based on a myth about a man who saved a pheasant from being eaten by a snake. The park is home to a total of 821 plant species and 2,364 animal species. Among the animals 34 are endangered, including the Flying squirrel and Hodgson's Bat.
- Chiaksan National Park protectedplanet.net
- "Chiaksan: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
- An Gyeong-ho (2003). 신 한국 100 명산 ('The New' 100 Korean Mountains). Seoul: 깊은솔 (Gipeunsol). p. 427. ISBN 978-89-89917-07-6.
- Hae-Jin Lee, Cecilia (2010). Frommer's South Korea. Frommer's. p. 382. ISBN 978-0-470-59154-3.
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