Mt. Seorak in eastern Korea is one of the nation's most famous sites for beautiful autumn foliage. Another top spot for appreciating the crimson reds and deep golds is Mt. Halla on Jeju Island, which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Known for its rich array of splendid colors, Sangnim Forest in Hamyang, North Gyeongsang Province, is Korea's oldest man-made forest, with a history that dates back more than 1,000 years to the Unified Silla Kingdom in the 9th century. Suncheon Bay is a scenic wetland along Korea's southern coast, and the undamaged natural habitat offers weary visitors a measure of serenity and peace.
The maple tree forest on Mt. Munsu in North Jeolla Province is another popular spot. Hundreds of maple trees painted in deep reds, yellows and browns look breathtaking under the bright autumn sun.
These are just some of the 30 locales across the country being promoted by the Cultural Heritage Administration as the best places to see the magnificent autumn scenery this year. The sites were recommended by about 70 photographers affiliated with the heritage organization.
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