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강원도 고성군 토성면과 인제군 북면의 경계에 있는 고개 높이 826m. 조선시대에는 미시파령(彌矢坡嶺)이라 했다. 북쪽 신선봉과 남쪽 황철봉 사이에 있으며, 예로부터 대관령·진부령·한계령 등과 함께 태백산맥을 통과하는 주요교통로였다. 지형이 험하나 계곡과 산세가 수려하며, 서쪽 사면에서는 북한강의 지류인 북천이 발원한다. 이 하천을 따라 나 있는 인제-속초 간 도로는 주요관광도로이다. 일대에 있는 울산바위·흔들바위·십이탕곡·신선대·내원암·신흥사·백담사 등과 함께 설악산국립공원을 이룬다. 출처 : daum백과사전

Copyright: Hansangeok
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 23/05/2011
Uploaded: 18/04/2013
Updated: 05/04/2015


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