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Daeseung Falls (대승폭포)

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Seorak-ro, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 인제군 북면 설악로 (한계리)
Waterfalls/ Valleys/ Mineral Springs
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    Daeseung Falls was known as a major recreation site of King Gyeong-Sun (reign 927~935), the last king of Silla Kingdom (BC 57~AD 935). The size is twice as large as those of Guryong Falls of Mt. Geumgangsan or Bakyeon Falls of Gaeseong. It is located in the Naeseorak area of the Mt.Seoraksan. Across from Daeseung Falls is a large rock, where in Chinese characters “Gucheoneunha” is carved. The stream of the waterfall is 88m long. Pass to the left of Jangsudae ticket booth, go past Sajung Falls and climb up a steep and rocky path, and you will reach an observatory area where you can view the scenery of Daeseung Falls. Along the path leading to the observatory area is an iron ladder. Walk on the right walkway to Daseungryeong for 5 minutes and you will meet a narrow path that leads right up to the waterfall. This pathway attracts many visitors because of its beautiful surroundings and water streams.

    According to the myth, there once was a person named Daeseung who lived alone after his parents died when he was young, and lived by selling mushrooms. One day, when he was plowing with his body tied to a hawser hung under the rock pillar of the waterfall, he heard his mother's voice calling for him. When he climbed up to the top of the cliff, he instead found a large centipede cutting the rope. Following the myth, the waterfall became to be called Daeseung because of the mothers voice that saved her sons life.


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    Vehicle (under 1,000 cc): 2,000 won
    Vehicle (sedan 1,000 cc or more / under 25 passengers / under 4 ton freights): Low season 4,000 won / Peak Season 5,000 won
    Vehicle (25 passengers or more / 4 tons freights or more): Low season 6,000 won / Peak Season 7,500 won
    * Free parking for regular bus

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