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Chilbosan (North Hamgyong)

Coordinates: 41°02′36″N 129°36′50″E / 41.04333°N 129.61389°E / 41.04333; 129.61389
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Highest point
Coordinates41°02′36″N 129°36′50″E / 41.04333°N 129.61389°E / 41.04333; 129.61389
LocationNorth Korea
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChilbosan

Chilbosan (Korean칠보산; MRCh’ilbo-san[1]), or Mount Chilbo, is a mountain in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. The name translates as seven treasures, stemming from the legend that Chilbo-san has seven treasures buried in it. The name is also translated as Seven Jewled Mountain.[2][3] Chilbo-san is particularly noted for its views when covered in snow. The mountain is commonly divided into Inner Chilbo, Outer Chilbo, and Sea Chilbo. Amongst the main attractions apart from the views is the Kaesim Temple, dating from the 9th century.


Major part of the mountain is covered by mixed broadleaf and coniferous forest and protected in a 30,000 ha national park. It has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports populations of Oriental storks and critically endangered Baer's pochards.[4]

A view of Chilbosan. Much of the mountain is covered by mixed broadleaf and coniferous forest


  1. ^ 칠보산: North Korea. geographic.org. Retrieved 2010-09-10..
  2. ^ "Unidentified artist | Chilbosan (Seven Jeweled Mountain) | Korea | Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Seven Jeweled Mountain Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) | Cleveland Museum of Art". www.clevelandart.org. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Mount Chilbo". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-05-07.

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