The Korean Peninsula

Mountains cover 70 percent of the Korean Peninsula. The peninsula becomes more mountainous towards the north and the east, with the highest mountains Baekdu (2’744 m) at border to China.

The Taebaek Mountains are a mountain range in both North Korea and South Korea. It forms the main ridge of the Korean peninsula. Prominent peaks of the range include Kŭmgangsan, also known Diamond Mountains (1’638 m), Seorak mountains (1’708 m) and Odae mountains  (1’563 m).