Mt Kumgang area has been newly inscribed as the World Biosphere Reserve.
The 30th meeting of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Human and Biosphere Program, which was held from July 23rd to 28th, 2018 in Indonesia, adopted a decision to inscribe the Mt Kumgang area as the World Biosphere Reserve.
According to the nature and terrain of the Mt Kumgang area there inhabited about 1200 species of plants and 250 species of vertebrate animals and it has a lot of vestiges, relics and living monuments that show the long history of Korea. As it is so, Mt Kumgang has enough condition to continuously use its biological variety and multilaterally develop the economy of the area.
Mt Kumgang which has cloud-kissing jagged peaks, various fantastic rocks, giant rocky cliffs, different deep valleys and a lot of waterfalls pouring in the shape of rainbows, which go well with each other, has been well known to the world as the superb scenic beauty and the world best mountain, so that a lot of tourists visit here and enjoy their time.