Central part of the Gwangneung Forest is the basin divided into east and west by the Bongseonsacheon stream (100m above sea level), which flows southward. The basin is open to the north and the other aspects are surrounded by the peaks and ridges of mountain. Owing to the geographical feature, the air temperature of this area in winter is lower by about 4 than its vicinities.

In the eastern part of the forest, Mt. Jugyeop, the highest peak (600m) in the forest, is connected by gentle ridge line to Mt. Unak and Gwangneung royal tomb, which is situated at the southern end of the ridge line. Read more about this reserve on the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves website.

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Capital: Seoul
Region: Asia and the Pacific

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  • Route: Maritime
    Local contacts:
    Gwangneung Forest Biosphere Reserve, Jikdongri 51-7, Soheul-eup, Pocheon City, 487-821 Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea.
    Site Type:
    Biosphere reserves