Last October Relie traveled to South Korea and visited the Jeju Island. She wrote this card on her flight from the island to Seoul.
Mt. Halla, also known as Hallasan or Hanla Mountain, is the highest mountain is South Korea.
© Photographed by Kwon Gi Gap
Mt. Hallasan is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants that results from the varying temperatures along the mountainside. Over 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals (3,300 species of insects) have been identified; to explore the mountain's treasures, simply follow one of the well-developed mountain hiking trails. - in: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264172
The special nature of this area led to its being designated and managed a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002, a World Natural Heritage Site in 2007.