Mt. Kuwol, one of the six celebrated mountains of Korea, is standing in South Hwanghae Province. It has many peaks including the main Sahwang Peak boasting of the unique beauty of mountains and valleys. The Sahwang Peak is 954 metres above the sea level. It commands the beautiful mountain scenery, vast paddy fields and the West Sea of Korea. In deep valleys of Mt. Kuwol there are many waterfalls and pools including the Ryongyon Falls with a clear rainbow in a water haze and the Samhyongje Falls.
The scenery of Mt. Kuwol is beautiful in all seasons. Especially, its autumn scenery in September when the maples are at their best presents a superb view. Hence, the name Kuwol or September. Seen on the peaks are evergreen needle-leaf trees and scarlet-tinged broad-leaved trees in good harmony, which seems to be flowers embroidered on a green silk. The autumnal tints of Mt. Kuwol also add beauty to the antique remains.
Maple leaves are rustling around the fort of Mt. Kuwol and gorgeous red and blue paintings of old temples are in harmony with the maple leaves of various colours and looks more beautiful. It is impossible to talk about the beauty of Mt. Kuwol apart from the autumnal tints. The area of Mt. Kuwol is rich in the animal and plant resources as well and it has been registered as a world’s biosphere reserve. Mt. Kuwol is a good scenic spot and cultural recreation resort.