A great granite massif was eroded
into the present shape of Mt.
In the times of the Koryo Kingdom, it was called Mt. Samgaksan or
Three Corned Mountain, as the summit consists of three peaks of
Baekundae, Insubong and Mankyongdae.
Insubong, having a worldwide famous rock wall more than 200 meters
high, offers over 100 courses for rock climbing to professionals
and amateurs as well. Standing on the summit of Paekundae, you can
get a spectacular view of metropolitan Seoul and the serene flow
of Han River.
In spring, the Jindalae ridgeline and other trails are embellished
with fantastic azalea blossoms. A guided mountaineering program
is available in which master climbers explain the wild flowers,
curious rocks, and historical relics of the mountain.