Korea Day 4 (Seoraksan)

on Mar 19, 2010
'Seoraksan' also known as 'Mount Sorak' is the highest mountain in the 'Taebaek' mountain range in 'Gangwon' province in South Korea... It is located in a national park near the city of 'Sokcho'... After the 'Hallasan' volcano oo Jeju Island (we miss this because of the weather) and 'Jirisan' in the south, 'Mount Sorak' is the third highest mountain in South Korea... The 'Taebaek' mountain chain is often considered the backbone of Korean Peninsular...


I've heard a lot of people saying that 'Mount Sorak' is a very good place for landscape photography and I'm really excited and really looking forward to visit 'Mount Sorak'... Now here comes my problem... We reach 'Mount Sorak' really late that day... I guess we are the only tourists going into the national park while all the other tourists are on their way out... I didn't know that we need to walk all the way in and it took us almost close to 15-20 minutes just to reach the main entrance and to make matter worse, I didn't bring my flash gun along and it is getting dark real quick...



A massive bear statue that greet us once we reach the main entrance...





Walk further in and you will be greeted by a giant statue... This statue is call the 'Bronze Buddha of Sinheungsa'... As we are really rushing for time, we didn't stay too long... Just snap a few photos and continue to walk to our next destination...






Our last destination of the day... A temple... But I don't really know what temple it is...


We really miss out a lot of other attractions in 'Mount Sorak'!!! But we didn't blame anyone... Guess is just our luck...


To be continue...

2 comments:

Jong said...

Wow!! Hope i get a chance to visit there in near future../

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Dave said...

i'm very sure you will make it to Korea in the future... thanks for the nanged and click as well!!!