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Chiak Mountain

Chiak Mountain

100 Noted Mountains in Korea

Chiak Mountain
Location Hoengseong-gun, and Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
Height of the Mountain 1282m
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    Chiak Mountain

    Chiak Mountain

  • Chiak Mountain
    Chiak Mountain

    Chiak Mountain

  • Chiak Mountain
    Chiak Mountain

    Chiak Mountain

Overview

During the holidays, people visit Chiaksan (Mt.) to rest their tired bodies and souls. And Chiaksan provides energy and rest for the visitors. The Chiaksan national park, an hour and a half away from Seoul by car, was designated as a national park on December 31st, 1984. The Chiaksan national park is located at the end of Charyeong mountain range, which derives from the middle of Taebaek mountain range, the back bone of our land.
This is exceptionally steep, has many valleys, possessing numerous fortresses and shrines, and holds myths associated with each site. Also, the Chiaksan national park functions as a one day tour site and weekend vacationing area around the national capital area. It has also been developed and used as a cradle of nature education for teenagers.
Centering Birobong (Peak), the main peak at 1,288m, Chiaksan is connected with Hoengseong-gun to the east and Wonju-si (city) to the west. Chiaksan (Mt.) stretches from north to south and possesses numerous peaks at over 1000m such as Birobong (Peak), Namdaebong (Peak, 1,181m), and Maehwasan (Mt. 1,085m) successively to the north, and steep valleys between peaks.
Like this, its west of the main ridgeline is steep while the east is quite gentle. Especially, the north ridgeline and valley stretched from Guryongsa (Temple) to Birobong are renowned for their steepness. In Chiaksan there are many famous valleys such as Guryonggyegok (Valley), Bugokgyegok (Valley), Geumdaegyegok (Valley), and other scenic spots like Shinseondae, Guryongso, Seryeompokpo (Waterfall), and Sangwonsa (Temple). And also azaleas, royal azaleas in spring, thick forests and clean waters of Guryongsa (Temple) in summer, maples in autumn, and snowscape in winter are magnificent spectacles to behold.

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