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Address
Gusan-ri, Seongsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do ~ Hoenggye-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun
강원 강릉시 성산면 구산리~평창군 도암면 횡계리(지방도456호선)
Type
Mountains
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-640-5132,
+82-33-1330, +82-33-640-4414, 4531
Homepage
www.gntour.go.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
Introduction
Daegwallyeong, the pass that connects Gangneung-si and Pyeongchang-gun, is 832m in height and 13km in length. The pass is the hub of public transportation, the bridge of culture, and the border of the natural environment between Yeongdong and Yeongseo areas. This pass was used for delivering agricultural and marine products from Gangneung to Yeongseo, while local products from Yeongseo area were delivered to Gusan-ni, Seongsan-myeon. Seonbis (scholars in the Joseon Dynasty) also walked over this pass to go to Hanyang (then Capital City of the Joseon Dynasty), where gwageo (the highest-level state examination to recruit ranking officials during the Joseon Dynasty) took place.

The Old Daegwallyeong Pass used to be one of the sections of Yeongdong Highway. The highway has been turned into a local road, which helped reduce the traffic along the pass. Walking or driving along the pass offers a peaceful experience with spectacular views. The Old Daegwallyeong Pass is 19.1km long. In the middle of the pass, there is a fork that divides into a route that goes down all the way (1hr 50min), and another one that goes up to Daegwallyeong Museum or Gamagol Village (2hrs 20min). The pass is an easy walk, which makes a great weekend getaway.
Current Status
Scenic Spot No. 74 (designated on November 15, 2010)
Hiking Course
Banjeong (반정) → Daegwallyeong Museum/Gamagol (대관령박물관/가마골)
Restrooms
Available
Directions
From Gangneung Bus Terminal, take the local Bus 315 to Hongje-dong Office (홍제동사무소).
* Bus schedule: Runs 12 times a day
Transfer to Bus 503, and get off at Daegwallyeong Museum (대관령 박물관).
* Bus schedule: 1hr intervals, runs 18 times a day / Estimated travel time: 1 hour

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