The fall foliage on Mt. Seorak is expected to reach its peak in terms of natural beauty this weekend.
About 30,000 people a day climb Mt. Seorak during the autumn months to take in the picturesque scenes of red, yellow and brown leaves, mountain streams and clear blue skies framed against jutting peaks.
Korea's third-highest mountain usually presents the first foliage of fall, making it a popular hiking spot during this time of year.
There are at least seven different trails for hikers to take, ranging from one to eight hours. The more adventurous can even roam the hills for two days, according to a longer route.
Many climbers venture to Daecheongbong, the mountain's highest peak, which is already painted in the enchanting colors of fall.