People are watching the sunset at Taean Beach in Chungcheongnam-do Province, one of the 5 best places that the Korea National Park Service selected to see the sunset. 

The Korea National Park Service (KNPS) on Dec. 29 announced its list of the ten best places to watch the sunset and to watch the sunrise.

The best places to enjoy sunsets are Kkotji Beach (Taean-gun County, Chungcheongnam-do Province), Chaeseokgang Cliffs and Jeokbyeokgang Cliffs (Buan-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province), Dara Park in Hallyeohaesang National Park (Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province), Choyangdo island (Sacheon, Gyeongsangnam-do Province) and Gugyedeung Pebble Beach (Wando-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province). The estimated sunset time at Kkotji Beach on Dec. 31 is 5:28 p.m. 

Among these five places, Jeokbyeokgang Cliffs are particularly popular locations for photographers because the cliffs become reddish during the evening sunset.  


Chaeseokgang Cliffs and Jeokbyeokgang Cliffs in Buan-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province are colored red by the setting sun. 


The sunrise gives a beautiful glow to the trees and bushes on Cheonwangbong Peak of Jirisan Mountain.

The five best spots for seeing sunrises are Cheonwangbong Peak of Jirisan Mountain (Sancheonggun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province), Baraebong Peak (Namwon, Jeollabuk-do Province), Daecheongbong Peak of Seoraksan Mountain (YangYang, Gangwon-do Province), Baekundae, a flat-topped peak of Bukhansan Mountain (Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province) and Hambaeksan Mountain of the Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range (Jeongseongun-County, Gangwon-do Province).


The photo above shows daybreak at the Baekundae Peak of Bukhansan Mountain.

The estimated sunrise time at Baekundae Peak of Bukhansan Mountain on January 1 will be at 7:47. The most recommended hiking course of the mountain is from the Baekundae information center in Gangbuk-gu District to Baekundae peak, which is about 1.9 km and takes about an hour and a half.

The KNPS, meanwhile, urged hikers to check the weather report and choose appropriate trails considering individual physical strength before every hike.