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    Posted May 2, 2014 by
    Muju, South Korea
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The world's best national parks

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    Deogyusan National Park(덕유산국립공원)


    Deogyusan National Park(덕유산국립공원)


    This national park is located in Jeollabuk- do and Gyeongsangnam -do province in South Korea. The park is home of 1067 plant species,32 mammal,130 bird species and many insect species are there. In 1975 it was designated as the 10th national park.


    The formar Muju Resort is located in the Gucheon-dong valley at the base of the famous Deogyusan mountains. It is one of Korea's most famous ski resorts. Nature lovers enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The Silk road slope Is Korea's longest course, begins at the peak of Deogyusan mountains and snow covered landscape all the way to the base. It is not the easiest park for hiking. Foot traffic is very less in Deogyusan. This mountain has many beautiful valley s, pine forests,waterfalls and interesting rock formation. Autumn colors are also very vibrant here.


    In 1975 Deogyusan became a national park and the area is 219 km2. In Deogyusan national park public transport is inconvenient. Water crisis is also there. So bring plenty of water and warm cloths in winter. Other than its snow, Deogyusan is best known for its blooming royal azaleas in the spring and day lilies in summer time. I had been in Chamonix city(France) and enjoyed the beautiful view of Mont Blanc from Aiguilles. It is internationally famous, but when I visited Deogyusan national park , I was astonished. Very few people knows about Deogyusan national park . So I want to share the photos captured by me.

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