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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Peter C Byron on March 10, 2013

Tiffany I do like your colour enhancement give a 1960's feel to your work

Respect and Honour Peter

蒂芙尼.林 on March 10, 2013

good evening and thank you so much Peter C Byron.

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Drosoula P on March 10, 2013

Very beautiful photo! I LIKE it!

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khoi tranduc on March 10, 2013

Very nice photo! Like & Ys!

蒂芙尼.林 on March 11, 2013

Thank you very much and good morning for you KhoiTran

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蒂芙尼.林 on March 11, 2013

thank you very much and good morning, Drosoula

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Béla Somlai on March 19, 2013

Nice landscape Tiffany, like!

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蒂芙尼.林 on March 19, 2013

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Clarrisa on March 23, 2013

nice capture, so natural colour and perfect composition L + F

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蒂芙尼.林 on March 23, 2013

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蒂芙尼.林 on March 26, 2013

good evening, Benedetta

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Moni Quayle on March 31, 2013

Very beautiful photo, very nice composition! Like8&fav5 Greetings and Happy Easter, moni

蒂芙尼.林 on March 31, 2013

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Mojzer László on April 4, 2013

Hi Tiffany Liem! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE FAV.

蒂芙尼.林 on April 4, 2013

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Remzi AYDIN on April 26, 2013

Beautiful photography . LIKE Greetings and best wishes. Remzi AYDIN.

蒂芙尼.林 on April 29, 2013

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Shain Paiment on May 14, 2013

Beautiful shot F+L

蒂芙尼.林 on May 15, 2013

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蒂芙尼.林 on August 6, 2013

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

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