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Soyang Dam (소양댐)

  • Soyang Dam (소양댐)
  • Soyang Dam (소양댐)
  • Soyang Dam (소양댐)

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Buksan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
강원 춘천시 북산면
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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-242-2455
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Information
    Built in October 1973, Soyang Dam is Asia's largest and the world's fourth largest rock-fill dam. It stands 123m high and 530m long, and can generate 200,000kW-h of electricity. It serves multiple purposes including flood control, hydroelectric power generation, flood control, irrigation, and fishing. It holds 29 million ㎥ of water, which has become Soyangho Lake, Korea's largest man-made lake. Spanning a large area that borders the Gangwon-do cities and districts of Chuncheon, Hongcheon, Yanggu and Inje, the lake is often referred to as an "inland sea". Passenger ships bound for Yanggu and Inje run along the 60㎞-long water route that leads to Seoraksan Mountain.

    Hiking Course
    * 4㎞ course (2hrs)
    Baehuryeong → Obongsan Mountain Peak → Guseong Waterfall
    * 6㎞ course (3hrs)
    Baehuryeong → Obongsan Mountain Peak → Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Guseong Waterfall
    * 7㎞ course I (3.5hrs)
    Baehuryeong → Obongsan Mountain Peak → Buyong Valley
    * 7㎞ course II (3.5hrs)
    Soyanggang River Dam → River Crossing → Ferry to Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Guseong waterfall → Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Obongsan Mountain Peak → Ferry

    Soyang Dam Walking Trails
    * Soyang Dam Monument → Octagonal Pavilion (팔각정)
    - Operating Hours: 10:00-16:00
    - Inquiries: +82-33-259-7203, 7205 (Korean)

    Tour Course Information
    Ferry Tour Courses
    * Soyangho Ferry
    Route: Soyang Dam - Soyangho Ilwon Tour - Soyang Dam
    Duration: Approx. 50min
    Fees: Adults 12,000won / Children 6,000won

    * Cheongpyeongsa Temple Ferry
    Route: Soyang Dam - Cheongpyeongsa Temple
    One way: Approx. 10 min
    Round-trip: Approx. 20min
    One way: Adults & Students 3,000won / Children 2,000won
    Round-trip: Adults & Students 6,000won / Children 4,000won

    Parking Facilities

    Available Facilities
    Soyangho Ferry, Cheongpyeongsa Temple Ferry

    Facility Utilization Fees
    * Soyangho Ferry
    Adults 12,000 won / Youths 6,000 won
    * Cheongpyeongsa Temple Ferry
    1) Round-trip - Adult, Students: 6,000 won / Child: 4,000 won / Duration: 20min
    2) One way - Adult, Students: 3,000 won / Child: 2,000 won / Duration: 10min

    ※ Duration is subject to change


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