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Seorak-san

Seorak-san
Rock cairns at the sacred mountain of Seorak-san

Korea’s most beautiful and best-loved National Park, actually the southern half of the fabled Diamond Mountains now in North Korea. Situated on the east coast of Gangwon Province just below the DMZ, the “Snowy-peaks Mountains” (named after the Himalayas) feature spectacular craggy peaks and valleys. This dramatic landscape was once a major center of Korean Buddhism, and he is still host to several famous monasteries founded in the 7th Century CE, including Shinheung-sa. This park draws more than 3 million tourists per year.

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Medicinal herbs sold at sacred mountain of Seorak-san


Seorak-san
Medicinal herbs sold at sacred mountain of Seorak-san


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Medicinal herbs and food store at sacred mountain of Seorak-san


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Painting of Sanshin Mountain-spirit, Mt. Seorak-san


For additional information by Professor David Mason, visit san-shin.net.

For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd

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Seorak-san