|Jungangtap Park (Chungju) (중앙탑공원 (충주))|
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|The Jungwon Tappyeongni 7-story stone tower (National Treasure No. 6) is often referred to simply as “Jungangtap” (“Central Tower”) because of its location at the center of Korea. Standing at a height of 14.5 meters, the tower is presumed to have been built during the Unified Silla Period.
An outdoor sculpture park (the first of its kind in Chungcheongbuk-do Province) has been established in the grassy area around the tower and contains 26 sculptures created by Korean sculptors. The larger Jungangtapsajeok Park is accented by gazebos, small fountains, a hiking path, and is home to the Chungju Museum, an outdoor museum, a musical fountain, 10 sculptures and etc.
The park’s convenient facilities have made it a popular leisure retreat for the citizens of Chungju as well as an educational site for children. Chungjujojeongji Dam, located north of Jungangtapsajeok Park, is another popular retreat for the locals.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|Chungjuho Lake Sculpture Park, folk exhibition, Namhangang River viewing stone exhibition, outdoor music stage, music fountain, etc.|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheelchair ramp, reserved parking spaces, restrooms|
Intercity Bus Terminal, take a taxi to Jungangtap Park (중앙탑공원) (15min).
From Chungju Bus Terminal bus stop,
Take Bus 400, 411 or 413 (bound for Gageum, 가금) and get off at Jungangtap Park.
* Please double-check that the bus goes to Jungangtap Park before boarding.