Hallasan is a beautiful mountain on Jeju Island. The mountain is about 1,950 m tall. It is the tallest mountain in South Korea. Lava formed Hallasan millions of years ago. The mountain has around 1,800 plant species. Many endangered animals, like eagle owls and badgers, live on the mountain. So, it became the country’s Natural Monument No. 182 in 1966.
Yejin Hwang Staff Reporter
1. Why did Hallasan become South Korea's Natural Monument No. 182 in 1966?