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Juwangsan National Park

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

This was just a short trip- stayed in Cheongsong overnight and then went up to the Juwangsan National Park. This is one of Korea’s more isolated and less-visited parks. Started up a valley after a visit to the temple next to the entrance booth. Went up close to the head of the valley. There’s an interesting artisan’s village up there. Came home that night with the weather turning to rain. Here’s some photos.

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Welcome to Wild Korea

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

South Korea has twenty National Parks. There are also Provincial Parks, forest recreational areas, local parks, and interesting and scenic area with no particular protected status. There are hundreds of interesting islands off the coasts, ranging from tiny to quite large. There are many hiking trails in the country, ski areas, rafting, climbing and fishing spots, and other outdoor recreational possibilities.

I’m going to post my experiences in these wild regions, add photos and links where they exist. So here goes…..