Global Network of National Geoparks

CHEONGSONG UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth Heritage Enclosed by a mountain range, Cheongsong UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the central eastern area of the Republic of Korea far from the ocean. “Cheongsong” is derived from “Cheongbo” and “Songsang,” meaning “green treasure” and “pine tree ecology,” respectively. The Republic of Korea is situated on the eastern margin of the Eurasian Plate, below which the Pacific...

Hantangang River UNESCO Global Geopark

Celebrating Earth heritageThe Geopark consists of Precambrian and Paleozoic metamorphic rocks, Jurassic and Cretaceous granites, Cretaceous volcanic rocks, Quaternary basalt, and various types of soil including soil layers during glacial periods. This region includes one of the major tectonic provinces, named the “Imjingang Belt”, which resulted from the collision of the Sino-Korean and Yangtze cr...

JEJU ISLAND UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth Heritage Jeju Island UNESCO Global Geopark, a beautiful volcanic island, is the southernmost island of the Korean Peninsula. It is located in the center of northeast Asia with mild weather which retains clean air because of land and sea breezes and temperature is rarely below zero thanks to the warm Kuroshio Current. Jeju Island is the youngest volcanic island in Korea and var...

MUDEUNGSAN UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Celebrating Earth Heritage Mudeungsan UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the southern part of the Korean peninsula near the city of Gwangju and is centred around Mount Mudeung. This mountain towers high above the city and the surrounding lowlands (1,100 m) and lends the Geopark its name. Mudeungsan UNESCO Global Geopark covers an area of 1,051 km2 about half of which is covered with forest. Th...