Yeongnam Alps

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Yeongnam Alps
Hangul 영남알프스
Revised Romanization Yeongnam Alpeuseu
McCune–Reischauer Yŏngnam Alp'ŭsŭ

The Yeongnam Alps are a group of relatively tall mountains in the Yeongnam region of southeastern South Korea. They are much shorter than the European Alps, only slightly over 1000 m. The term is sometimes restricted to those peaks exceeding 1000 m in height, but may be informally extended to lower peaks in the same region.

The Yeongnam Alps cover a small region at the meeting of Gyeongsangnam-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Ulsan. The Gyeongnam side is in Sannae-myeon, Miryang; the Gyeongbuk side is in Unmun-myeon, Cheongdo; and the Ulsan side lies in Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun.

The area is a popular attraction for South Korean domestic tourism. This is due both to the mountain scenery and to the numerous landmarks in the region. These include the temples such as Tongdosa and Pyochungsa, the "ice valley" Eoreumgol, various waterfalls and hot springs.

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Coordinates: 35°35′N 128°56′E / 35.59°N 128.93°E / 35.59; 128.93