Gyeongho River

The Gyeongho River is a river in western Gyeongsangnam-do in southern South Korea. It rises on the eastern slopes of Jirisan and flows around the edge of Jirisan National Park, joining the Deokcheon River at Jinyang Lake. Thereafter it drains into the Nam River, and then into the Nakdong River, which carries its waters into the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

Gyeongho River
Revised RomanizationGyeongho-gang

The Gyeongho River is thus named because it is said its 'water is as clear as a mirror'. The river's clarity and spectacular scenery of the areas through which it passes prompted poets, writers and artists to record the river's beauty in verse and on canvas.[1]

The Gyeongho River also draws adventure-seekers. It is wide, with few boulders, making it a wonderful river for rafting. It has even been touted as the only river with rafting opportunity south of the Han River.[1]

Numerous rare species can be found in and near the Gyeongho River, including the endangered European otter.

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  1. ^ a b "5th Attraction: Gyeongho River Scenic View". Sancheong-Gun. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.