|Elevation||763 m (2,503 ft)|
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).
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.
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.
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