|Gangchon Resort (강촌유원지)|
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|The Gangchon Resort (강촌유원지) is a small village nestled along the Bukan River in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. The river is on one side of the village, while Bongwhasan Mountain and Samaksan Mountain are on the opposite side,
creating a beautiful scenery from all directions.
Gangchon Station is conveniently located near the entrance to the recreational area. Many young couples enjoy taking the romantic train rides to this cozy little village. Therefore, this spot has became a popular place for college students to go to on weekend trips.
The village area has campgrounds, a youth hostel and other lodging facilities, bicycle paths, bungee jump facilities and many other recreational areas.
In addition, the area is especially famous for mountain biking. There are many places to rent bicycles; for those are not accustomed to mountain biking, motorized bicycles are also available. The most popular bicycle course is the well-made route to Gugok Waterfall. Bicycles can be left in the parking lot located near the entrance to the waterfalls. From the entrance, it is just a short hike up to the waterfall. As there will be many people using this popular bike route, follow the crowds and do not worry about getting lost. The 67 meter high waterfall is a natural wonder. People flock to this spot in the summer to escape the heat and in the winter to see the ice sheets gracefully frozen in time.
|Compact cars : 2,000 won
Large vehicles : 4,000 won
* Bicycle (built for 1): 2,000 won/Hour
* Bicycle (built for 2): 6,000 won/Hour
* Motorized Bicycle: 15,000 won/Hour
Entrance Fees to Gugok Waterfall
* 19 years old or older: 1600 won / Group of 30 or more: 1400 won
* 13~18 years old: 1000 won / Group of 30 or more: 800 won
* 7~12 years old: 600 won / Group of 30 or more: 400 won
* 6 years old and younger & people over the age of 65 are FREE.
From Chuncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take a local city bus headed for Seoul and get off at Gangchon (approx. 30 minute ride). Buses come regularly.
(You can also take intercity bus bound for Seoul No.5 or 50~59 to get off at Gangchon)
From Cheongnyangni Station take trains heading to Gangchon Station.
After passing 2 hours approximately, get off the train at Gangchon.
Then walk towards the center of Gangchon for about 5 minutes.