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Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)

  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
  • Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)
Address
990-1, Heonhwa-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 강릉시 강동면 헌화로 990-1
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-640-4536
Homepage
www.gn.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Mongolian)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Sandglass Park is surrounded by the East Sea, mountains and Jeongdongjin 2-ri Village. Sandglass Park has pine trees, benches facing the sea, and access to Jeongdongjin Beach. A sandglass doesn’t show the present time like a sundial or a water glass but instead measures the time elapsed by a set volumn of sand descending through gravity. Jeongdongjin Sandglass Park was established in 1999 by the city of Gangneung and Samsung Electronics Co. to commemorate the upcoming century. Part of this commemoration was the building of the giant sandglass at the park. The Sandglass has a diameter of 8.06 meters, width of 3.2 meters, weight of 40 tons and holds 8 tons of sand, making it one of the biggest sandglasses in the world. It takes a whole year for sand to trickle to the bottom and then the sandglass restarts again on New Year’s Day each year at midnight.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Pets
    Permitted (must be kept on a leash at all times and cleaned up after)

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