|Gyeongpodae Pavilion (강릉 경포대)|
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|Gyeongpodae (경포대) is famous for the view of the moon on the 15th day of the first lunar month, and is located 6 km north from the center of Gangneung. It is a large, tall pavilion, and its architectural feature- a “paljak” roof, is the most common form used in Korean buildings. It has been designated as Regional Cultural Asset No. 6. Its structure is divided into 6 sections in the front, and 5 sections at the side, with 28 pillars surrounding the pavillion. Located inside is the Gyeongpodaebu, which was written by Yul-Gok when he was only 10 years old. It writes about the slow and leisurely movement of the heavens, making it even more distant, and the clear, bright moon shimmering in the darkness. There is also a poem written by Suk-Jong (1095~1105), the 15th king of the Goryeo Dynasty, and many other literary records and poetry of famous artists like Ha-Mang Jo’s (1682~1747) Sangryangmun.
In the Geyongpodae area there are 12 other Pavilions, including Geumnanjeong, Gyeonghojeong, Banghaejeong, Haeunjeong. You can enjoy Gyeongpodae, and its place in the surrounding nature, just as you would enjoy seeing artwork at a museum. It is best to visit between March and October.
|Gangwon Province Tangible Cultural Property No.6 (Designated on December 16, 1971)|
|09:00 ~ 18:00|
|2 sectors, capacity for 850 spaces
* Parking Fees - Public parking (Free) / Private parking (Charged)
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take a bus to Gangneung.
From Gangneung Bus Terminal, take bus no.202 at the bus stop in front of the bus terminal, and get off at 'Gyeongpodae, Charmsori Museum' bus stop. Alternatively, take a taxi (about 10 min).