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|Travel Highlights of Mt. Geumgangsan|
| Located over Goseong-gun, Tongcheongun, and Geumgang-gun in Gangwon-do,
the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains are highly praised worldwide for
their magnificent beauty. Mt. Geumgangsan stretches 40 kilometers
east and west, and 60 kilometers south and north, covering 530km2.
The mountains were named Geumgangsan since their countless hard rocks
and sparkling beauty are like a diamond, a Geumgangseok in Korean.
Showing its unique beauty with its pointy granite peaks, Mt. Geumgangsan has as many as 12,000 rugged pinnacles including the highest Birobong peak (1638.2 meters), and countless rock formations that are breathtaking.
Mt. Geumgangsan can be divided into three areas. On the east side of the mountain is Oegeumgang, the outer mountains, which is considered as a masculine manifestation with rugged terrais and magnificent waterfalls.
Naegeumgang, the inner mountains on the west, displays a softer side with plenty of streams and pools creating the splendid beauty of mountain valleys. Last but not least, Haegeumgang seashore area features picturesque scenery with rock columns of various shapes off the East sea.
The mountainscape changes so distinctively with the change of four seasons that four different names are given to it. It is called Mt. Geumgangsan or the diamond mountain in spring, Mt.
Bongraesan or the verdant mountain in summer, Mt. Pungaksan or the autumnal foliage mountain in autumn, and Mt. Gaegolsan or the skeleton mountain in winter.