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Seoraksan National Park South Korea (UNESCO as a tentative World Heritage site)..

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Seoraksan National Park (설악산국립공원) is a national park in South Korea. It listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a tentative World Heritage site. Located on the east-central Korean peninsula, the reserve includes Injegun, Yanyanggun, and Sokchosi. It is popular with tourists and nature enthusiasts. It is home to many rare taxa of flora and fauna. The reserve has an area of 163.6 square kilometres (63.2 sq mi) and includes many mountain peaks measuring over 1,200 metres above sea level, the tallest being Daecheongbong, at an altitude of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft). The ranges are composed largely of dissected granite and gneiss. The annual precipitation is about 1,000 millimetres in Inner Soraksan and 1,300 millimetres in Outer Soraksan. The park is valued for its floral diversity. There are about 1,013 species of plants known, with 822 vascular plant species. Pine trees such as the Siberian pine are abundant on the southern slope while the northern slopes of the mountain range are characterized by oaks and other deciduous trees. Thuja grow in the deep valleys. Dwarf pines and yews grow on low and high slopes. Juniper, hawthorn, and Manchurian fir can be found. Other plants include forsythias and saw-worts. Rare plants in the reserve include Hanabusaya asiatica. Location of Seoraksan 1,562 animal species have been classified so far. Local fauna include the Asian black bear, otters, Siberian flying squirrel, Kestrel, Chinese Sparrowhawk, lenok, Chinese minnow, and spotted barbel. Endangered animal taxa include Tristram's Woodpecker, Korean goral, and Korean musk deer. Cultural landmarks in the reserve include the Buddhist temples Baekdamsa and Sinheungsa.

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Bernard Janowski on August 20, 2013

L+F. Witaj Tiffany. Piękne zdjęcie. Wspaniała sceneria. Piękny widok. Pozdrawia Bernard

liem ailie on August 21, 2013

hello, Bernard

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

best wishes and have a nice day for you

Thank's also for Like: & Fav: , for me

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Janne Eriksson on March 14, 2014

Important to preserve these beautiful places for future generations. Like
Greetings, Janne

Jerzyk :) on June 11

Piękny widok! Najlepsze pozdrowienia z Polski (9/17).....Jerzy

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Photo taken in Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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