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Typhoon Observatory (태풍전망대)

  • Typhoon Observatory (태풍전망대)
  • Typhoon Observatory (태풍전망대)
Notices
* Individual visitors must bring their ID card and groups of 25 people must send a fax 7 days before visiting after downloading the application form from Yeoncheon-gun Cultural Tourism website.
(* Fax: +82-31-839-2486)
Address
Hoengsan-ri, Jung-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 연천군 중면 횡산리
Type
Architectural & Sculptural Highlights
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-839-2061
Homepage
tour.yeoncheon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Typhoon Observatory was built on December 3, 1991 by Invincible Typhoon Korean Army. The observatory is situated on Suribong Peak, the highest point of Bikkisan Mountain. It is located 65 kilometers and 140 kilometers from Seoul and Pyeongyang respectively. It is famous in that the location is the closest to the Military Demarcation Line, being only 800 meters and 1,600 meters away from the MDL and North Korean checkpoint respectively.

    The observatory houses a christian church, catholic church, statue of the Virgin Mary, buddhist sanctum, belfry and other facilities where soldiers are able to participate in religious ceremonies. Also, Manghyangbi Monument for displaced person, Monument for Korean War, and Boy’s Tank Corps Memorial can be seen in the area. The Exhibition Hall presents daily necessities collected from Pilseunggyo Bridge of Imjingang in North Korea and some detection equipment that armed espionage agents used when they did infiltration after the ceasefire.

    Closed
    Tuesdays

    Operating Hours
    09:00-16:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Observation deck, memorials, religious services, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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