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Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)

  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
  • Cheongokdonggul Cave (천곡천연동굴)
* Temporary closed for maintenance March 4-June 13, 2019
50, Donggul-ro, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 동해시 동굴로 50 (천곡동)
Lakes/ Rivers/ Caves
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-539-3630~1
Homepage (Korean only)
  • Information
    Cheongokdonggul Cave in Donghae is a limestone cave that extends horizontally for 1,400 meters. Estimated to have been created 400 to 500 million years ago, it is the only natural cave located in a downtown area. The cave features ceiling craters, one of which is the longest in Korea, along with stalactite curtains, travertine terraces, stalactite cascades, and many other fantastic rock formations. The cave's unique features provide a grand spectacle for tourists and great speleological samples for researchers. As the inside of the cave is lined with over 20 types of secondary formations, it is an invaluable resource for earth science education.

    Film Locations
    Drama "Brilliant Legacy (2009)"

    Operating Hours
    * Summer peak season open until 20:00 (Jul-Aug; sometimes flexible)
    * Hours vary by season

    Parking Facilities
    * Parking Lot 1: Small vehicles 74 spaces / Large vehicles 7 spaces / Light-weight vehicles 5 spaces / Handicapped parking 2 spaces
    * Parking Lot 2: Small vehicles 90 spaces

    Admission Fees
    Individuals - Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Groups - Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers 1,000 won / Children 800 won

    * Free (ID required): Children under age 6 and seniors age 65 and older.
    * Groups: 30 people or more

    Available Facilities
    1F: Administration office, cafeteria (convenience store)
    2F: Video room, exhibition halls (cave & fossils)
    Amenities: Pavilion, rest area, rose garden, etc.


    Parking Fees
    Small vehicles (under 15-person occupancy): One day 1,000 won / More than 24 hrs 3,000 won
    Large (15-person or more occupancy): One day 2,000 won / More than 24 hrs 6,000 won

    Not permitted

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