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Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)

  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)
  • Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴)

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* On-site printed ticket required for admission after prior-reservation through the official website.
800, Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 삼척시 신기면 환선로 800
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  • Information
    Daegeumgul Cave (대금굴) is believed to be as old as Hwanseongul and Gwaneumgul Caves located nearby. The entrance to the cave was not exposed until 2003 when an excavation project revealed the entrance, and after a long preparatory period, the cave was opened to the public. This newly opened, well-preserved cave is filled with limestone features such as stalactites, and a considerable amount of water flows through the cave, creating waterfalls, both large and small, along with numerous ponds. You can also visit the ecological park, built in harmony with the natural environment of the cave and the surrounding area. Also, take Korea’s first cave monorail 140 meters deep into the cave, and be sure to stop by the Visitor Centre where you can learn about the significance of natural caves. Because of its fascinating features, Daegeumgul Cave is fast becoming a popular tourist attraction in the Donghae area.

    Sections of Daegeumgul Cave
    ● Artificial Tunnel Section: The 140-meter stretch from the entrance of the cave is a man-made tunnel and the route for the monorail.
    ● Waterfall/Platform Section: There is an 8-meter high, natural waterfall and the platform for the cave monorail.
    ● Stalactite Section: This section contains various subterranean features, such as rim pools, stalactite pillars, bacon sheets, cave shields, cave pearls, deformed stalactites, and helictites. Many stalactites even come together, forming a smaller rounded cavern within the cave's main halls.
    ● Lake Section: There is a cave lake that is 60 meters long, 30 meters wide, and 8 to 9 meters deep, and a considerable amount of clean underground water flows through it.


    Current Status
    [Cave Area in Daei-ri, Samcheok] Natural Monument No. 178 (Designated on June 17, 1966)

    Opening date
    June 5, 2007

    18th of every month (if the day is a national holiday, it will close the next day.)

    Around 1 hr 30 min

    Tour Course Information
    ● Saecheonnyeon Coastal Road (Scenic Drive): Samcheok Shore → Samcheok Beach → Beach Sculpture Park → Tower of Wish → Samcheok Raw Fish Restaurant → Samcheokhang Port
    ● Route 1: Hwanseongul Cave
    ● Route 2: Cave Theme Exposition, Museum, Jukseoru, Tower of Wish, Beach Sculpture Park, Raw Fish Town
    ● Route 3: Haesindang Park, Fishing Village Folk Museum, Hwang Yeong Jo Memorial Park, Tower of Wish, Beach Sculpture Park

    Operating Hours
    November-February: 09:00-16:00
    March-October: 08:30-17:00
    * 30-minute intervals

    Maximum Occupancy
    40 people every 30 minutes

    Parking Facilities

    Admission Fees
    General Ticket: Monorail included
    Individuals: Adults 12,000 won / Teenagers 8,500 won / Children 6,000 won
    Groups: Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers 7,500 won / Children 5,000 won

    * Children (ages 7-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-64), Seniors (65 or more)
    * Groups of 30 people or more

    Discounted Ticket: Monorail included Individual
    Individuals: People with disabilities, Samcheok residents, Seniors 3,000 won
    Groups: People with disabilities, Samcheok residents, Seniors 2,600 won

    * Refer to the homepage.

    Parking Fees
    Free of charge.

    Not permitted

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