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Hiking Hallasan – South Korea’s Tallest Mountain

A bird at the summit of Hallasan

Located in Jeju island, Hallasan (Halla)  Mountain is one of the “top three” mountains in South Korea situated at 1,950 meters above sea level. It was designated Korea’s National monument in 1966 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. The mountain has over 360 volcanic cones (Oreums) scattered around it with a crater lake at the summit that is said to be active even though it has not erupted in more than 5000 years. Mt. Halla is a big part of Jeju island and its culture and can almost be seen standing tall from any part of the island. …