Odaesan National Park

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오대산국립공원, 五臺山國立公園
Odaesan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Coordinates37°47′43″N 128°32′35″E / 37.79528°N 128.54306°E / 37.79528; 128.54306
Area303.93 km2 (117.35 sq mi)[1]
Established1 February 1975
Governing bodyKorea National Park Service

Odaesan National Park (Korean: 오대산국립공원, 五臺山國立公園) is located in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. It was first designated as the 11th national park in 1975.[1] The park is named after the 1,563-metre (5,128 ft) mountain Odaesan, which means "Five Plains Mountain", named after the five plains between the area's five major peaks.[2] The park is home to a total of 3,788 species: 1,040 plant species, 28 mammal species, 103 bird species, 13 amphibian species, 12 reptile species, 35 fish species, 1,976 insect species and 157 spider species.[1]

Odesan Park in Autumn

The park has some tourist amenities such as campgrounds, walking paths, and pension-style accommodations.


  1. ^ a b c "Odaesan: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ Hae-Jin Lee, Cecilia (2010). Frommer's South Korea. Frommer's. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-470-59154-3.

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