Halla Mountain glistens white, covered with snow. To visitors, the snow-covered scene is romantic. But this idyllic picture hides a cruel and harsh climate. As fierce winds blow from the northwest, the chill factor caused by freezing winds quickly changes once-held romantic preconceptions. And yet, there are fauna and flora unaffected by the winter. This is the gotjawal region, a forest located mid-slope. It boasts greenery throughout the seasons and, unlike other areas on the island where freezing winds blow, is as warm and cozy as a place near the hearth. The creatures of the gotjawal region live unaffected by the seasons. That is why this mystic forest is called the Land of Life.