Naejangsan, called as “Geumgangsan of Honam” for the fascinating sight of the mountain during autumn, and also referred as the mountain of many secrets (for naejang means many secrets), is a famous mountain in the Jeolla-do province, and the best mountain in Korea for viewing autumn’s purple-ish red colours. The park is 76,032 sq. km. in size and became a National Park along with Baekyangsa District on Nov. 17th, 1971.
You'll surely be astounded since the park seemed like a paradise where the deities would sing ballads and epics for Naejangsan houses the most famous waterfalls, such as Dodeok Falls and Geumseon Falls.
Following the valley on the left side of the ticket booth, you can see the waters of Dodeok Falls, cascading down the cliff. If you go further along the valley you can see the waters Geumseon Falls where even the gods have supposedly bathed.
Feel the serenity and the sacred atmosphere on the temples such as Baekyangsa and Naejangsa temples. Baekyangsa Temple is majestic for its amazing architecture that perfectly resembles the respected culture of the past. It is surrounded by Gulgeori trees that retain their lush green leaves even in winter, together with the sturdy and tall Bija trees. Along with Baekyangsa Temple is the Naejangsa Temple which becomes a wonderland when fall arrives and the crimson autumn leaves blankets the earth in bright red and orange colors . Besides these, there are about 760 kinds of local plants, designated Natural Monuments, and various wild animals living inside Mt. Naejangsan Park.
The park is indeed a dreamy and utopic place, not only in the fall, but also in all seasons especially during the spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms bloom; and even during the summer months when the green mountain turns greener; and the winter when the rock cliffs cover themselves with snow. All throughout the year, different kinds of wild flowers bloom here.
*photo source: https://blog.naver.com/kgb99099/221134882342