|Bakdaljae Natural Forest (박달재자연휴양림)|
|Bakdaljae Pass is widely known as the subject of the famous Korean song "Crossing the Teary Hill of Bakdaljae". It is also the site of a sad love story between a scholar named Bakdal from Gyeongsang-do Province and a maiden named Geumbong from Chungcheong-do Province. Situated near the historic Bakdaljae Pass, Bakdaljae Natural Forest was created amongst the harmonious natural landscape of 100 to 170 year-old pine trees, lush forests, and attractive rock formations. In particular, the pine trees growing on the cliffs of Gyeongeunsa Temple, set against a beautiful backdrop of natural surroundings, offer a view as gorgeous as a painting. Located on the top of the Bakdaljae Pass are an octagonal pavilion, a spring, rest area, and a small park.
Bakdaljae Natural Forest is a popular summer vacation spot. Its clear stream meandering through the valley is cold even in mid-summer. The observatory on top of the mountain offers a panoramic view of the area as far as Jecheon City, and also views steep mountains like Baegunsan and Guhaksan. There is a Roman Catholic Church 6 kilometers east of Bakdaljae Natural Forest, so hikers may also make a pilgrimage.
|December 19, 1992|
|Accommodation: 15:00-13:00 (the next day)|
|Up to 1,000 people|
|Small cars: 2,000 won
Large vehicles: 4,000 won
walking path, hiking trail (7km), observatory, small water spring, rest area, restrooms, drinking fountain, etc.
|Facility Utilization Fees|
Room (20㎡, for 4 people): 40,000 won
Room (43㎡, for 8 people): 80,000 won
Room (145㎡, for 20 people): 200,000 won
Camping site (23,333㎡, 2 spots): 2,000 won/5,000 won
Pavilion (3): 5,000 won for a day
* Reservations can be made 1 month in advance.
* Reservations will only be complete if payment is made within 3 days after the reservation.
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
Intercity Bus Terminal, take a taxi to Bakdaljae Natural Forest. (20-30min)
From Jecheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take the local bus bound for Cheongju (청주).
* Bus Schedule: 06:30-22:00, runs 30 times a day
Get off at Baegunpyeongdong (백운평동), and walk 2㎞ to Bakdaljae Natural Forest.