Biosphere Reserve Information
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The Mount Chilbo is part of the Great Paektu Mountain Range, formed in the eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula by fault movement and volcanic eruption during the late Neogene and early Quaternary period. The Mt. Chilbo Mountains embrace 700m to 1103m mountains forming a middle-altitudinal landscape whilst the Chilbo Stream flows through the Mt. Chilbo to the Korean Peninsula. Mount Chilbo holds enormous cultural heritage, notably through the Kaesim Temple with its thousand year old history (built in 826), and ten other State Natural Monuments. This covers an area of 50,340 hectares with its highest elevation above sea level being 1,103m and lowest at 13m. Among its primary targets for protection are the Tricholoma matsutake and its spectacular ecological environments.
MAB National Committee, Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, National tourism administration, Ministry of Culture, State Academy of Sciences, North Hamgyong Province People’s Committee, Myongchon County People’s Committee.
DPRK MAB National Committee, Ryonmot dong, Sosong district, PO Box 355, Pyongyang, DPR Korea
850-2-18111 Ext 381-8544
40°57'00''N - 41°55'00''N
129°24'00''E - 129°45'00''E
Last updated: 2014