The Paektu Falls is situated at a place about 2 000 metres away from the Janggun (General) Peak (2 750 m) which is the main peak of Mt. Paektu, the highest mountain in Korea.
In the period of several eruptions of local volcano, torrents of lava flowing into a valley, piled up in layers and formed stairways. And in the process this falls came into being.
Spread in the vicinity of the falls are a variety of plants ranging from plants of low height to shrubs of medium height visible on alpine grasslands. This presents a unique spectacle of nature in highlands.
In particular, the moss tribe can be found in abundance.
Characteristic is that the water of the Paektu Falls gushing from deep under Lake Chon on Mt. Paektu flows ceaselessly all the year round.
When looking up from the Taegak Peak, the Paektu Falls looks as if a roll of silk as white as snow is suspended with the Janggun Peak for a background. Whenever a southeast wind is up, its waters send up clouds of spray, forming a beautiful rainbow.
In spring rare alpine flowers charmingly decorate rocky cliffs about 20 metres high. In autumn when mountains are dressed up with yellow leaves silvery icicles hang in great numbers, presenting a mysterious spectacle of alpine grasslands.
In winter the Paektu Falls turns into an ice-covered waterfall whose inside is empty and offers such an unusual spectacle as the water cascading down the cliff excitingly.
The white stream falling from the Paektu Falls makes loud splashing sounds while presenting a mysterious scene, these sounds reverberating unceasingly through the primeval forests of Mt. Paektu.