Naejangsan National Park - Famous Waterfalls And Colourful Autumn Leaves

Naejangsan National Park is a famous mountain in Jeolla-do and the best mountain in South Korea to view autumn crimson leaves. It is 76,032 sq km in size and became a National Park along with Baekyangsa District on Nov 17th 1971.

The name Naejang means "many secrets" in the mountain and because of the beautiful fall scenery, it is also called -- Geumgangsan of Honam --

Inside the park, you can visit the famous waterfalls such as Dodeok Falls and Geumseon Falls and temples such as Baekyangsa and Naejangsa.

If you follow the valley to the left from the ticket booth, you can see Dodeok Falls, with about 20 meters of water pouring down from the cliff. Geumseon Falls bear a legend that gods bathed here and it appears if you go further along the valley path to the left.

Baekyangsa Temple is both majestic and serene, surrounded by Gulgeori trees that retain their lush green leaves even in winter including the Bija trees.

Along with the temple, the Naejangsa Temple is the place to visit during the fall for its lovely autumn leaves. There are about 760 varieties of local plants, designated natural monuments and numerous wild animals living inside Mt. Naejangsan Park.

Visit the park in the Fall and in Spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms are in their full glory. In summer, the green mountain turns even greener and in winter, the rock cliffs cover themselves with snow.

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