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Gangwon-do » Sokcho-si » Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)

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Seoraksan National Park, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원 속초시 설악동 설악산국립공원내
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Caves
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Introduction
Hollowed into the rocks of Mt Seoraksan, about 600 meters above sea level, you will find Geumganggul Cave. This 23 square meters cave was once used as a place of worship, and contains a stone sitting Buddha and some earthenware. The route up the cave is quite steep, and visitors must walk across a few bridges and up concrete stairways. However, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of Cheonbuldong Valley.

The hiking trail from Seorakdong to Geumganggul Cave, which also passes by Biseondae, is 3.6 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Hiking Course
[Hiking Trails]

▲ Biryong Falls (2hrs, 2.4km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Yukdam Falls (육담폭포) → Biryong Falls (비룡폭포)

▲ Geumganggul Cave (1hr 40min, 3.6km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Waseondae (와선대) → Biseondae (비선대) → Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)

▲ Ulsanbawi Rock (2hrs, 3.8km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Sinheungsa Temple (신흥사) → Heundeulbawi Rock/Gyejoam (흔들바위/계조암) → Ulsanbawi Rock (울산바위)

▲ Yongso Falls (1hr, 3.2km): Yaksuteo Hiking Support Center (약수터탐방지원센터) → Seongguksa Temple (성국사) → Yongso Waterfall (용소폭포) → Yongso Falls Hiking Support Center (용소폭포탐방지원센터)

▲ Baekdamsa Temple (1hr 30min, 6.5km): Baekdamsa Temple Hiking Support Center (백담탐방지원센터) → Baekdamsa Temple (백담사)

▲ Daeseung Falls  (1hr 20min, 0.9km): Jangsudae (장수대) → Daeseung Falls (대승폭포)

▲ Yangpok (2hrs 50min, 6.5km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Waseondae (와선대) → Biseondae (비선대) → Gwimyeonam (귀면암) → Yangpok Shelter (양폭대피소)

▲ Suryeomdong  (3hrs 11.2km): Baekdamsa Temple (백담사) → Yeongsiam (영시암) → Suryeomdong Shelter (수렴동대피소)

▲ Namgyori (7hrs 30min, 11.3km): Namgyori (남교리) → Boksungatang (복숭아탕) → Daeseungnyeong (대승령) → Jangsudae (장수대)

▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Osaek) (8hrs, 10km): Osaek (오색) → Seorak Falls (설악폭포) → Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) → Seorak Falls (설악폭포) → Osaek (오색) 

Daecheongbong Peak (Hangyeryeong) (11 hrs 40 min / 19.3 km / Overnight): Hangyeryeong Hiking Support Center (한계령탐방지원센터) Hangyeryeong Gallimgil (한계령갈림길) Seobukneungseon (서북능선) Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉) Heeungak (희운각) Biseondae (비선대) Sogongwon (소공원)

▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Seorakdong) (10 hrs 20 min / 16 km / Overnight): Sogongwon (소공원)  Biseondae (비선대) - Heeungak (희운각)   Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉)  Seorak Falls (설악폭포)  Osaek (오색)

▲ Heullimgol Course (2 hrs 50 min, 3.3 km): Heullimgol Jikimteo (흘림골지킴터) → Deungseondae (등선대) → Yongso Hiking Support Center (용소탐방지원센터)

▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Baekdam) (14 hrs / 20.4 km / Overnight): Baekdamsa Temple (백담사)  Yeongsiam (영시암) - Suryeoadong Shelter (수렴동대피소)  Bongjeongam (봉정암)  Socheongbong Peak (소청봉)  Daecheongbong Peak (대청봉)  Heeungak (희운각) - Biseondae (비선대)

▲ Gwongeumseong Fortress Course (30 min / 1.5 km): Sogongwon (소공원) → Cable Car → Gwongeumseong Fortress (권금성)

 

Directions
Take an intercity bus to Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Sokcho Terminal, take bus 7.
Get off at Seorak-dong Sogongwon Park (the last stop).
Tourist Sites
Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Region : Sokcho-si Gangwon-do
  • Theme : Rare Animals/ Plants/Spectacular Cliffs & Rock Formations
  • Ulsanbawi is composed of six granite peaks, each bearing a width of 4km. You can see the spectacular...
Biryong Falls (비룡폭포)
Biryong Falls (비룡폭포)
  • Region : Sokcho-si Gangwon-do
  • Theme : Waterfalls/ Valleys/ Mineral Springs
  • The falling water of the loud and magnificent Biryong Fall looks very much like dragons flying up to...
Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산)
Sinheungsa Temple (Seoraksan) (신흥사(설악산)
  • Region : Sokcho-si Gangwon-do
  • Theme : Temples/ Religious Sites
  • Sinheungsa (신흥사) is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visit beca...
Biseondae Rocks (비선대)
Biseondae Rocks (비선대)
  • Region : Sokcho-si Gangwon-do
  • Theme : Rare Animals/ Plants/Spectacular Cliffs & Rock Formations
  • Biseondae is about a 300-meter walk along the mountain stream from Waseondae Rock. The view is quite...
Cheonbuldong Valley (천불동계곡)
Cheonbuldong Valley (천불동계곡)
  • Region : Sokcho-si Gangwon-do
  • Theme : Waterfalls/ Valleys/ Mineral Springs
  • Cheonbuldong Valley is the main Valley of Seorak Mountain and is also called Seorak Valley. It was n...



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