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    Posted July 13, 2014 by
    aerts1js
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    Sangwangbong Peak, South Korea
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Korean Twilight

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Jeremy Aerts spent four years teaching english in South Korea and considers it his home away from home. "Korea is often overlooked in favor of traveling to Japan or China and I wanted to show the World how beautiful the country can be," Aerts said.

    He captured this image of the sun setting from the summit of Sangwangbong Peak in South Korea during his last year teaching in 2012. He said, "This was my favorite place to go trekking in South Korea and I wanted to see it one last time before I left."

    This iReport was featured as the travel photo of the day on July 23, 2014.
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    This photo was taken at twilight on top of Sangwangbong Peak. There are very few places in the entire World that can match the sunset seen the summit of Sangwangbong Peak.  As an added bonus (due to its remoteness) you'll probably be one of the few to witness it when you decide to go. Don't forget your headlamp for the trek back down.

     

    Historically, its remoteness has played a role in protecting the area during the Japanese invasion of 1592-98 and its said that the surrounding area is free from three disasters: fire, floods, and wind.

     

    After teaching in Korea for almost four years this was my favorite place to trek in the country and I wanted to see it one last time before I left.

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