|Location||Nae-myeon, Hongcheon-gun and Jinbu-myeon, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do|
|Height of the Mountain||1563m|
Taebaek Mountain Range is going vigorously through Guemgangsan (Mt.) and Seoraksan (Mt.) and then is connected with Daegwallyeong (Ridge), Sobaeksan (Mt.) and Taebaeksan (Mt.). Before Taebaek Mountain Range goes over Daegwallyeong, it draws out a branch. This is Charyeong Mountain Range which passes over Chiaksan (Mt.), going through Chungcheongnam-do and Chungcheongbuk-do, and finally reaching Seongjusan (Mt.) connected with the offing of Daecheon in the West Sea. Odaesan(Mt.) is the point where Charyeong Mountain Range is separated from Taebaek Mountain Range, in other words, the root of Charyeong Mountain Range.
Odaesan(Mt.) is the holiest mountain which has been considered the best noted mountain within the country, together with the three god's mountains (Geumgangsan (Mt.), Jirisan (Mt.) and Hallasan (Mt.)) since time immemorial. It is known as a place where Munsu bodhisattva, a Buddhist saint, lived with his whole family of 10,000 for 1,330 years ever since Jajangyulsa, a Buddhist priest, while Seondeok Queen reigned in the Shilla dynasty. According to the name, it is called the head temple of five faiths.
Including Birobong (1,563m), the main peak, there are five peaks, such as Dongdaesan (Mt., 1,434m), Durobong (Peak, 1,422m), Sangwangbong (Peak, 1,491m), and Horyeongbong (Peak 1,561m) standing in a row as a folding screen in Odaesan. Sogeumgang, a spectacular scenery, is located under Noinbong (Peak, 1338m) separated from them to the east.
Originally, Odaesan is another name of Cheongnyangsan (Mt.) in Shanxi of China, where a Buddhist priest Jajang studied when he was in Tang during the Shilla dynasty. According to an old record, while he was going on a pilgrimage through the whole country after he came back, he saw the figure of the mountain in the middle of Taebaek Mountain Range. That resembled Odaesan (Mt.) in China so he named it Odaesan. Now this is Odaesan national park.
Odaesan covers parts of Gangneung-si, Hongcheong-gun, and Pyeongchang-gun in Gangwon-do. It, was designated as a National Park on Feb, 1. 1975. The size reaches up to 298.5㎢. With over 800,000 visitors a year, the whole mountain is filled with armful firs starting from the fir forest at the entrance of Woljeongsa (Temple). It showcases a stock of trees as a scenic masterpiece. The gentle curve of ridgeline connecting peaks stands like a folding screen and represents perfect aesthetics of Korea as well. Also Sogeumgang spread from Noinbong to the east is named because the features of its fantastic rocks remind of Geumgangsan (Mt.). And it is also called alias Cheonghaksan (Mt., blue crane mountain) because of its figure like a crane spreading its wings.