Taebaek Mountains



The Taebaek Mountains ( Kor. 태백 산맥, Hanja太白 山脉, rev. Taebaek Sanmaek ) is the Hauptgebirgszug the Korean Peninsula.

It extends over about 500 km from north to south parallel to the east coast. From the west it rises from one to 100 km wide coastal plain gradually, in the east it falls steeply from the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan. The average height is approximately from 1000 m.

The highest mountains are the Seoraksan (1708 m), the Kumgang (1638 m) and the Odaesan (1563 m). Both the Nakdonggang and the Hangang arise from the foothills of the mountains.