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Taebaek Mountain
Taebaek Mountain
Location Seokpo-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do and Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
Height of the Mountain 1567m
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Overview

Taebaeksan (Mt. 1,567m above sea level) is a noted mountain which borders Daehyeon-ri, Seokpo-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and Mungoksodo-dong, Taebaek-si and Cheonpyeong-ri, Sangdong-myeom, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do. It is located at 128 degrees 56 minutes east longitude and 37 degrees 5 minutes north latitude. As water originating from this mountain forms Nakdonggang (River), artery of Yeongnam plains, Hangang (River) flowing along with the history of Korea, and Osipcheon (Stream) of Samcheok, it is the Father Mountain of the county and the root of all the mountains in south Korea. Centering Yeongbong (Peak) with Cheonjedan (Altar) at the center, Taebaeksan is composed of Janggunbong (Peak, 1,567m) on the north, Munsubong (Peak, 1,517m) on the east, and Busoebong (Peak, 1,546m) between Yeongbong (Peak) and Munsubong (Peak).
As it has few rock walls, anyone can hike easily. There are alpine plants growing wild on the top. Stocks of wild royal azalea blossoms and azaleas greet mountaineers in spring. Thick forest and clean water of the valleys are cool enough to make people forget the heat of mid summer. Fall tints are embroidered with various colors in the whole mountain in fall. And snow-covered sceneries of the yew stocks are displayed in winter. This is a magnificent and grave mountain with grandeur and catholicity of manliness, covered with soil.
Also other attractions of Taebaeksan are magnificent sunrise and sunset from the top and a fine panorama of the East Sea in the distance reminiscent of a paradise in fine weather.
In addition, there are Yongjeong and Yongdam, the finest waters on the highest spot. With the size of 17.44㎢, it was designated as a provincial park. And there are Taebaeksan tourist homestay town, lodging facilities, restaurants, camp grounds etc. in Sodo group facility zone and Coal Museum which shows the history of coal at a glance. In winter, a large scale sled ground opens.

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