Biosphere Reserve Information

Republic of Korea

Gwangneung Forest

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Central part of the Gwangneung Forest is the basin divided into east and west by the Bongseonsacheon stream (100m above sea level), which flows southward. The basin is open to the north and the other aspects are surrounded by the peaks and ridges of mountain. Owing to the geographical feature, the air temperature of this area in winter is lower by about 4 than its vicinities.

In the eastern part of the forest, Mt. Jugyeop, the highest peak (600m) in the forest, is connected by gentle ridge line to Mt. Unak and Gwangneung royal tomb, which is situated at the southern end of the ridge line.

Administrative Authorities

Korea National Arboretum

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Gwangneung Forest Biosphere Reserve, Jikdongri 51-7, Soheul-eup, Pocheon City, Gyeonggi Province, 487-821, Republic of KOREA

(+82) 31 5402031

Fax

(+82) 31 540 2040

E-mail

Location

Latitude

37°44'10"N - 37°48'15"N

Longitude

127°08'27"E - 127°11'36"E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

24,465

Core Area

755

Buffer Area

1,657

Transition Area

22,053

Map

Last updated: 2015

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