Looking at Kuryong Falls in Mt Kumgang, people usually become curious of what gets them into another ecstasy behind of that.
It’s just a path up to Kujong Peak made to gratify the curiosity.
There are 14 safety ladders set along the steep in the course of the path and after that section is Kuryong Observation Post.
Sejon Peak to be seen on Kuryong Observation Post
It’s only 700metres away, but the path is so steep that everyone hesitates to climb it easily.
There is a round and concave valley laid between the cliffs just under Kuryong Observation Post, where are big and small pools of a deep blue water arranged layer upon layer just like the blue beads threaded.
The 8 biggest pools among them are called Phal Pools and the place is named Sangphal Pools after it is situated on the upper valley than Kuryongdong Valley.
The both sides of the valley are of the walls of the cliffs, under of which flows water in brimful which is clear and clean like a crystal which has nothing to describe.
In contrast to this, there are pine trees, pine nut trees and maples struck their roots on the gaps of the rocks up to the tops of the cliffs on both sides to form the harmonized groves with colors of green, grass green, yellowish green and red which is beautiful like a piece of picture.
The cloud and the fog being mingled with and circling around the valley of Sangphal Pools, make you feel as if being on the heaven, and looking down Sangphal Pools of deep green jade through it, you’ll feel refreshed as if the mind being alembicated itself at the superb view of being fresh and silent.
There have been come down a legend that the water of the pools was so clear and the scenery nearby was so beautiful that the fairies from the heaven had come down there on a rainbow and had bath, with the name of Sangphal Pools.