Favorite thing: When you are walking from the Naejangsan tourist village to visit Donghak Revolution Memorial Park and Naejang Reservoir, there are several fields of daisy flowers enroute to these attractions. During summer to autumn, the blooming daisy flowers make this place very beautiful and good for taking photographs of nature. The daisy fields near to one of the carparks (and toilet) are very impressive indeed :)
Favorite thing: It is possible to drink the fresh and cooling water from the mountains of Naejangsan National Park. Around the park itself, there are several places (see photos) where there are drinking taps for you to taste the water or store it in a container for your trekking.
Favorite thing: One of the most peaceful and beautiful memories of Naejangsan National Park are the streams and rivers at the park itself. These streams and rivers are very scenic (good for photography, especially during peak autumn season together with colour leaves), and the fresh water from the mountains is extremely clear and refreshing. Also, you will be able to see fishes and other aquatic life at some parts of these streams and rivers.
Favorite thing: There are many statues at the park entrance area of Naejangsan National Park all the way to the main area near to the cablecar station and tourist information centre (as seen from the photographs). They come in all shapes and sizes ranging from rock shape to tall monuments, plus there is one with many faces carved on it.
Favorite thing: If you are observant enough during trekking at Naejangsan National Park, you will be able to spot small animals and insects. During my trip there in Oct 2007, I managed to spot a frog near to a stream, some interesting snails as well as big treeworms. Also, there are some big fishes in the streams and rivers too.
Favorite thing: One of my fondest memories are the beautiful flora (trees, flowers) of Naejangsan National Park during my visit there in Oct 2007. Would like to share with you some photographs here as well as part 2 of this tip.
Favorite thing: There are lots of benches at the areas from the park entrance all the way to the main park area. You will see many local people relaxing at these benches when you are exploring the national park, in fact some of them have picnics and gatherings on the grass patches. Perhaps the best time to sit down and relax is during autumn when the air is cool and dry, with beautiful colours of the leaves.
Favorite thing: There are several very clean toilets located along the way from the park entrance all the way to the main park area, so there is no worry there. However when you head into the various trekking trails, there will be no such toilets except for the cablecar station near to Yeonjabong Peak. Therefore it is important that you go to the toilet first before starting you trekking for the day.
Favorite thing: One of my fondest memories about Naejangsan National Park are the beautiful mountains and valleys of this national park. When you are inside the national park, you will be totally surrounded by green and rocky mountains which cut deep valleys into the landscape. This is a very beautiful place in South Korea and not to be missed if you love nature.
Favorite thing: When you are in Naejangsan National Park, you will see the local people drying various food stuff under the sun, ranging from chillies, herbs, vegetables and small fishes. This will enable the food to be kept longer as water is being removed.
Favorite thing: When you are at Naejangsan National Park and surrounding areas, you will notice that there are several bridges crossing the various streams located in the national park. The architecture of some of these bridges are made from wood, while others are made of cement with traditional Korean architecture.
Favorite thing: More photographs of the beautiful trees and flowers of Naejangsan National Park taken during Oct 2007.