|Goseong Unification Observatory (고성 통일전망대)|
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|Built by an army unit in 1983,Goseong Unification Observatory (700m) was the closest place from where you could view the Mt. Geumgangsan before it was opened to South Koreans. The closest part of Mt. Geumgangsan is 16km away and the farthest part is about 25km away. From the Observatory, you can see Haegeumgang, and the islands nearby, Manmulsang, and Hyeonjongam. On clear days, you can also glimpse various peaks of Mt. Geumgangsan such as Ilchulbong (1,552m), Chaehabong, Jipseonbong, Yukseonbong, Gwaneumbong, and even the greatest peak of Mt. Geumgangsan, the Birobong Peak. Goseong Unification Observatory is the closest location to the north, and many people who visit are those who had to leave their home and were separated from their families during the Korean War. You can see monuments built in the hope of reunification here.
Tongilanbo Park, which can be considered the entrance of Tongil Jeonmangdae, was built in 1987 to be used as the nation’s security site. You must pass by here to get to Goseong Unification Observatory, making the entry process somewhat inconvenient.
|Open all year around|
|1hr - 1hr and 30mins|
|1st, Mar.~14th July , 21st Aug.~31st Oct - 09:00~16:20 , 15th July~20th Aug. (Summer ) - 09:00~17:30, 1st Nov~Next Year 28th Feb (Winter) - 09:00~15:50|
|Adults 3,000 won / 2,000 won (Group)
Seniors (Ages 65 and more) 1,500 won / 1,000 won (Group)
Students (Elementary•Middle•High School) 1,500 won / 1,200 won (Group)
※ Group: 30 people or more.
※ Fee includes admission to Korean War Exhibition Hall
|Available (* Taking pets inside facilities is not accepted.)|
|1. From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take Goseong bound bus / from Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take Sokcho bound bus. Transfer to Daejin bound city bus No. 1 or 1-1 (take buses that have Goseong Unification Observatory signs) there and get off at the last stop. Walk 15 min. You should take a limousine from the park to the observatory (13:30, 14:30, 15:30 / runs more during summer).
2. From Yangyang Airport, take a limousine to Goseong Unification Observatory (11:30, 18:30 / 2 hrs and 15 min ride). Plane schedule may change during summer.