Among those several scenic spots in Mt Kumgang, Manmulsang is the place where the natural beauty of mountains remains distinct for the precipitous cliffs and myriad-shaped rocks.
What makes Manmulsang differ from the other places of Mt Kumgang is that the rocks here have longitudinal rift and are tinged with bright colour resulting from many years’ weathering.
This geological character makes Manmulsang take myriad shapes with peaks and cliffs standing on tiptoes high up in the sky.
Manmulsang resembles the collection of all existing shapes in the world.
One rock resembles a human, while the other seems to be a bird or a hopping rabbit.
Some rocks, if you look carefully, resemble a flying eagle or running tiger.
What’s more, those rocks in Manmulsang look different in the morning and in the evening, also take different shapes depending on a person and his viewpoint.
To tell the truth, Manmulsang looks quite different according to a person’s job and his character, age and standard of education, season and weather, time and distance, position and angle.
Thus, Manmulsang gives a feeling that all things existing in the universe have flocked here.
In the olden days, this place was called “Manmulcho”.
Here “cho” means, in Korean, the draft. The name was originated from the draft of all things in the world.
Throughout passage of time, famous writers and painters failed to describe this kind of charming natural beauty.
You feel a narrow field of view to enjoy its beauty, feel lack of your words and expressions to describe its scenery, and you feel lack of your skill to embody its 3-dimensional viewpoint in photos and pictures. In a word, Manmulsang is a superb scenic spot beyond description.