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Gyeongsangbuk-do » Yeongju-si » Huibang Falls (희방폭포)

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Huibang Falls (희방폭포)   
Huibang Falls (희방폭포)
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Address
278, Jungnyeong-ro 1720 beon-gil, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 영주시 풍기읍 죽령로1720번길 278 (희방사쪽)
Type
Waterfalls
Inquiries
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-638-6196
Homepage
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(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
tour.yeongju.go.kr
(Korean only)
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Introduction
The 28-meter high Huibang Falls is a waterfall located below the Huibangsa Temple at Sobaeksan Mountain in Sucheol-ri, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. It is located 700 meters above sea level about halfway up Sobaeksan Mountain. It is one of the must-see attractions on Sobaeksan Mountain, and is the No.1 waterfall in the whole Yeongnam (southeastern part of Korea) area.

The water from the falls comes from Yeonhwabong Peak (1383 m), one of the sacred peaks of Sobaeksan Mountain. The water flows along the Huibang Valley and then plunges into the rocks below with a big splash, creating a breathtaking view for visitors.
Hiking Course

*Juknyeong Course (2 hrs 40 min / 7 km)
Juknyeong Information Center
죽령탐방지원센터 - Yeonhwabong Second Peak 2 연화봉 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉 (Observatory 천문대)

* Cheondong Eouigok Course
천동어의곡코스 (4 hrs 40 min / 11.6 km)
Cheondong Information Center
천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheongdong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

* Cheondong Valley Course 천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 40 min / 6.8 km)
Cheondong Information Center
천동탐방지원센터 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Gosamok 고사목 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Eouigok Course
천동계곡코스 (2 hrs 10 min / 5.1 km)
Eouigok Information Center
어의곡탐방지원센터  - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Huibang Course 희방사코스 (4 km)
Huibang Information Center
희방탐방지원센터 - Office 사무소 - Huibangsa Temple Parking Lot 희방사주차장 - Huibang Falls 희방폭포 - Huibangsa Temple 희방사 - Kkalttakgogae Summit 깔딱고개정상 - Yeonhwabong Peak 연화봉) (Observatory 천문대)

* Samga Eouigok Course
삼가어의곡코스 (10.9 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Eouigok Gallimgil 어의곡갈림길 - Eouigok Information Center 어의곡탐방지원센터

* Choam Course
초암코스 (6.7 km)
Choam Watch Area
초암공원지킴터 - Choamsa Temple 초암사 - Bongduam 봉두암 - Gungmangbong Peak 국망봉

* East Samga Course 삼가동코스 (5.6 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Dalbatgol Entrance 달밭골입구 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉

* Samgacheon Course
삼가천동코스 (10.8 km)
Samga Information Center
삼가탐방지원센터 - Birosa Temple 비로사 - Yangban Rock 양반바위 - Birobong Peak 비로봉 - Cheondong Gallimgil 천동갈림길 - Cheondong Rest Area 천동쉼터 - Cheondong Information Center 천동탐방지원센

Parking Facilities
Available
Activity Fees
Huibangsa Temple (Tel: +82-54-638-2400)
- Individual: Adult 2,000 won / Student 1,000 won / Child 600 won
- Group: Adult 2,000 won / Student 900 won / Child 500 won

Restrooms
Available
Parking Fees
Automobile Type Parking Lot fixed fee Remark
Low season High season
Passenger Car
Below 1000 cc 2,000 2,000 Economy
Above 1000 cc 4,000 5,000 Compactl
Bus
Microbus 4,500 5,500 Mid-sized
Non-Regular Bus 6,000 7,500 Full-size
Truck
Below 4t 3,000 4,000 Small
Above 4t 6,000 7,5000 Large

* Parking for over one day will be charged for two days.


* Additional fee by hour

 Classification Economy Compact Mid-Size Full-size
Low
season
High
season
Low
season
High
season
Low
season
High
season
First 1hr 500 1,000 1,000 1,500 1,500 2,000 2,000
After 1hr
(Additional Fee by 10min)
100 200 250 300 350 400 500
9hrs or more 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000
Monthly pass 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 

* Fee applied when the parking ticket is lost: From the time of opening of the parking lot to the time of departure.
* Additional hours for economy cars: No fee adjustment
* Special rate is applied at Seongsamjae/Jeongnyeongchi parking lots (50% of hourly additional fee)
   : First one hour: 1,000 won / Economy: 100 won, Compact: 300 won, Mid-Size: 450 Won, Full-Size: 600 won
Directions
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Yeongju (영주).
* Bus schedule: 06:15-21:45, 30-min intervals
From Yeongju Bus Terminal, take bus 25 bound for Sobaeksan Punggi Spa (풍기온천)
Take a taxi to Huibang Falls (희방폭포) (15 min). 
Accommodation
Sobaeksan Punggi Spa Resort (소백산풍기온천리조트)
Sobaeksan Punggi Spa Resort (소백산풍기온천리조트)
  • Region : Yeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Type : Inn/Motel
  • Sobaeksan Punggi Spa Resort, which sits gently at the foot of the Sobaeksan Mountain, has a wide var...
Sobaeksan Youth Hostel (소백산 유스호스텔)
Sobaeksan Youth Hostel (소백산 유스호스텔)
  • Region : Danyang-gun Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Type : Youth Hostel
Carpediem - Goodstay (카르페디엠)
Carpediem - Goodstay (카르페디엠)
  • Region : Danyang-gun Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Type : Inn/Motel
  • Located in Darian National Park of Danyang, Chungbuk, Carpe Diem Pension’s name means 'seize the day...



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