Kumgang mountain range

The Kumgang Mountain range is better known under the name of “Diamond Mountains” due to the flickering light on the sides of the mountains at sunrise. They are located 108 km south of Wonsan, along the southeastern coast of North Korea. Culminating at 1638 m at Mount Birobong the Kumgang Mountain range is sacred to Koreans for millennia. During a walk along the trails that run through the mountains the feeling of isolation and the peaceful atmosphere are captivating. Huge Confucian symbols are carved on the flanks of the mountain. Depending on the season, the appearance of range completely changes: during autumn forest turns red and yellow while in winter the slopes are covered with snow.