Seoraksan National Park 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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蒂芙尼.林 on April 24, 2013

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Tomros on April 24, 2013

Wonderful quiet place! Wonderful scene!

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mauro1968 on April 24, 2013

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Klaus Richter on April 25, 2013

A very beautiful place and photo!
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losbelones on April 25, 2013

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Angel Madrileño on April 25, 2013

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

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