A report on Taebaek Mountains

Location of the Taebaek Mountains on the Korean peninsula
The Taebaek Mountains in November 2007

The Taebaek Mountains are a mountain range that stretches across North Korea and South Korea.

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Location of the Taebaek Mountains on the Korean peninsula

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Japanese map of Kongō-san, or Mount Kumgang in 1939.

Mount Kumgang

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Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638 m Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea.

Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638 m Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea.

Japanese map of Kongō-san, or Mount Kumgang in 1939.
Location of Mount Kumgang in eastern Korea
The path to Kuryoung Falls
Kuryong Falls
Mount Kumgang from the coast
Sea Kumgang
Mount Kumgang
Legend of the Sad Korean frog

Mount Kumgang is part of the Taebaek mountain range which runs along the east of the Korean Peninsula.

Odaesan

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Major cluster of mountains and national park in eastern Gangwon Province, South Korea, standing at the junction of Gangneung City, Pyeongchang County and Hongcheon County.

Major cluster of mountains and national park in eastern Gangwon Province, South Korea, standing at the junction of Gangneung City, Pyeongchang County and Hongcheon County.

It stands at the junction of the Taebaek Mountains and the Charyeong Mountains, a spur range stretching to the west and serving to divide the South Han River / Namhan River from the North Han River / Bukhan River.

Pyeongchang County

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Pyeongchang, Gangwon – winter is cold but relatively dry, with clear blue skies.
Woljeongsa Nine Story Stone Pagoda
A part of Bell of Sangwonsa
A snowscape of Odaesan National Park
Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm
One of the venues that was used for the 2018 Winter Olympics (taken in 2013).

Pyeongchang (in full, Pyeongchang-gun ; ) is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region.

North Korea

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Country in East Asia.

Country in East Asia.

Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea
Territory often changed hands early in the war, until the front stabilized.
Statue of Chollima Movement in Pyongyang
Pyongyang Metro with bomb shelter functions
Topographic map of North Korea
North Korea map of Köppen climate classification
Mansudae Assembly Hall, seat of the Supreme People's Assembly
North Korean citizens paying respect to the statues of Kim Il-sung (left) and Kim Jong-il at the Mansudae Grand Monument
Kim Jong-un and his sister Kim Yo-jong (right) in March 2018
The close China-North Korea relationship is celebrated at the Arirang Mass Games in Pyongyang.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 25 April 2019
Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands during the inter-Korean Summit, April 2018
South Korean aid convoy entering North Korea through the Demilitarized Zone, 1998
A North Korean police car in 2017; the Chosŏn'gŭl lettering on the side translates to "Traffic safety".
Ilyushin Il-76 strategic military airlifter used by Air Koryo
The Memorial of Soldiers at the Mansudae Grand Monument
Development of life expectancy in North Korea and South Korea
A dental clinic at Pyongyang Maternity Hospital
English lecture at the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang
Chilgol Church in Pyongyang, where Kang Pan-sok—the mother of the late supreme leader Kim Il-sung—served as a Presbyterian deaconess.
Historical GDP per capita estimates of North Korea, 1820–2018
A proportional representation of North Korea exports, 2019
Apartments along Pyongyang
An industrial plant in Hamhung
Foreign tourists in Masikryong Ski Resort
Satellite image of the Korean Peninsula at night, contrasting use of night-time lighting in North and South Korea.
Unha-3 space launch vehicle at Sohae Satellite Launching Station
Pyohunsa Buddhist Temple, a National Treasure of North Korea
A North Korean bookstore with works of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il
Pyongyang TV Tower
North Korean pibimbap
North Korea (in red) against Brazil at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
A scene from the 2012 Arirang Festival

Mount Kumgang in the Taebaek Range, which extends into South Korea, is famous for its scenic beauty.

Location of Seoraksan.

Seoraksan

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Location of Seoraksan.
Seoraksan Ulsanbawi
Mount Gwonggeumseong in Seoraksan National Park
Bronze Buddha of Sinheungsa (Buddhist Temple) near the main entrance to Seoraksan National Park.
Sinheungsa (Buddhist Temple) in Seoraksan National Park
Ulsanbawi (peak) in Seoraksan National Park
Biryong (Flying Dragon) Waterfalls in Seoraksan National Park.
Seoraksan National Park
Trying to shake Heundeulbawi (Rocking Rock) at Kyejo-am in Seoraksan National Park
Cheondang Waterfall

Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea.

Jajang

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Monk born Kim Seonjong, into the royal Kim family, in the kingdom of Silla.

Monk born Kim Seonjong, into the royal Kim family, in the kingdom of Silla.

Manggyeongsa Temple in Taebaek on the Taebaek Mountains

Gangwon Province, South Korea

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Province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon.

Province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon.

Seoraksan, one of the best-known mountains of Gangwon-do.
Jungang Line Northern Direction with Jungang Expressway Wonju Bridge
Gangneung Stadium, the home ground of Gangwon FC

The province's landscape is dominated by the Taebaek Mountains (called Taebaek Sanmaek) which almost reach the sea.

Taebaek

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City in Gangwon province, South Korea.

City in Gangwon province, South Korea.

Its name is shared with that of the Taebaek Mountains.

Taebaeksan

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Taebaeksan, also known as Mount Taebaeksan or Mount Taebaek, is a South Korean mountain with several important peaks of the Taebaek mountain range (in Western-style geography), or the Taebaek Jeongmaek Range (in Korean-style geography).

Nakdong River

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Longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan.

Longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan.

Andong dam
Hahoe Folk Village

The Nakdonggang flows from the Taebaek Mountains to the South Sea or Korean Strait, which separates Korea from Japan.