With approximately 30 towering hilltops and over 2,000 unique species of animals the UNESCO Biosphere Preservation District of Seoraksan National Park is a gem among South Korea’s dozens of scenic reserves. Recognized for its vast array of flora, Seoraksan attracts botanists in search of rare pine trees, oaks and hanabusaya asiatica every year. But travelers agree the park isn’t just for biology buffs. Thick foliage populated with Asian black bears, Siberian flying squirrels, and Korean goral, as well as iconic Buddhist temples like Baekdamsa and Sinheungsa make for a memorable visit. Visitors can wander through well-marked trails, up steep mountain hillsides to incredible views of the South Korean countryside.
Seoraksan National Park spans some 398 square kilometers of protected land. It is located north of Odaesan, just west of the coast. It is located off of National Road N0. 7.