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Samcheok City Tour

Although Samcheok in Gangwon-do is not a big city like Seoul or Busan, it is a hidden tourist attraction preserving a 500 million year-old cave, beautiful valleys and striking views of the ocean. Samcheok City Tour Bus allows visitors to easily travel to Samcheok’s magnificent tourist attractions such as Daegeumgul Cave, Ocean Railbike, Jukseoru Pavilion, Isabu Leo (Lion) Park, and Haesindang Park. Why not take the Samcheok City Tour Bus and enjoy a great tour course today?

Visitor Information

☞ Dates & Times
• Daegeumgul Cave Course: Sundays / 10:10-17:00 (once a day, maximum of 40 people per tour)
• Ocean Railbike Course: Saturdays / 10:10-17:30 (once a day, maximum of 40 people per tour)
☞ Fare
- Adults: 6,000 won
- Youth: 3,000 won
- Children: Free
* Tour site admission fees and lunch are not included in the tour bus fare
☞ Site Admission Fees
- Daegeumgul Cave: Adults: 12,000 won / Youth: 8,500 won / Children: 6,000 won
- Ocean Railbike: Four-seater: 30,000 won / Two-seater: 20,000 won
- Haesindang Park: Adults: 1,500 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 750 won
- Expo Town Cave Mystery Hall: Adults: 1,500 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 750 won
- Expo Town Cave Exploration Hall & Solar Energy Exhibition Hall: Adults: 1,000 won / Youth: 750 won / Children: 500 won
- Isabu Leo (Lion) Park (Year-round sledding park): 5,000 won per ride
*Tip: City tour bus riders are eligible for a 50% discount on the above admission fees with the exception of the Ocean Railbike (10% discount) and Daegeumgul Cave (no discount).
☞ Reservations
Online reservations are available only for Korean citizens, as a government ID number is required. Foreigners can make reservations by phone and pay the fare on site the day of the tour. Payments are only accepted in cash.
Korean: +82-33-570-3545
Japanese: +82-33-570-3546
Chinese: +87-33-575-9975~6
☞ Homepage: (Korean)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Course Information

< Daegeumgul Cave Course >
March to October (duration: 6hrs 50mins)
Jukseoru Pavilion (10:10 departure)
Isabu Leo (Lion) Park
Saecheonnyeon Road
Samcheok Station (Jangmi (Rose) Park)
Samcheokhang Port
Cheokjudonghaebi & Daehanpyeongsutochanbi Monuments
Daegeumgul Cave Tour
Jukseoru Pavilion (17:00 arrival)
* The tour bus may or may not pass by Jangmi (Rose) Park depending on the blooming period of the roses.

November to February (duration: 5hrs 50mins)
Jukseoru Pavilion (10:10 departure)
Isabu Leo (Lion) Park
Samcheok Station
Daegeumgul Cave Tour
Jukseoru Pavilion (16:00 arrival)

<Ocean Railbike Course>
March to November (duration: 7hrs 20mins)
Jukseoru Pavilion (10:10 departure)
Expo Town
Samcheok Station
Jangmi (Rose) Park or Haegasa Site (Surobuin Park)
Samcheok Port - Along Saecheonnyeon Coastal Road
Samcheok Ocean Railbike
Samcheok Haesindang Park
Jukseoru Pavilion (17:30 arrival)
* The tour bus may or may not pass by Jangmi (Rose) Park depending on the blooming period of the roses.

December to February (duration: 6hrs 10mins)
Jukseoru Pavilion (10:10 departure)
Expo Town
Samcheok Station
Imwonhang Port (Imwonhang Breakwater – Domigul Cave)
Samcheok Haesindang Park
Samcheok Ocean Railbike
Jukseoru Pavilion (16:20 arrival)

Major Tour Sites

Jukseoru Pavilion

Perched on the edge of a rocky cliff, Jukseoru Pavilion is a quaint 2-story pavilion surrounded by foliage. The natural bedrock of the mountain serves as a large part of the pavilion's base, giving the quiet mountain structure an added sense of grace and harmony with its surroundings. Poems written by prominent figures of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) are framed and hang from the rafters of the pavilion, adding even more historical value and atmosphere to this treasured landmark.

Daegeumgul Cave

Daegeumgul Cave Monorail and inside view of the cave Estimated to have been formed around 500 million years ago, Daegeumgul Cave opened to the public in 2007. It is a well-preserved cave that has remained almost untouched since it was created by the powerful forces of nature. Daegeumgul cave features limestone stalactites and other typical cave formations, as well as the unique feature of a series of large and small waterfalls that were formed naturally over time by the water that flows through the cave. For an even closer look at the cave's wonderful formations, take the monorail 140m down into the depths of the cave.

Samcheok Ocean Railbike

The Ocean Railbike is a unique leisure sport in which riders pedal along repurposed railroad tracks on a special, four-wheel bike. A creative way to tour the coastline, the railbike is also a safe and convenient option for the whole family to enjoy together. The approximately 10km roundtrip course consists of stops at an observatory and a rest station as well as a journey through a marine tunnel, which artfully combines a mini-lesson in marine ecology with a multi-colored laser light show.

Samcheok Haesindang Park

Celebrating the age-old folk theme of phallic worship, Haesindang Park consists of an erotic sculpture park, Haesindang (shrine of the Sea God), and the Samcheok Fishing Village Folk Museum. On display at the sculpture park are 65 phallus-themed works of art that are set against the backdrop of the powerful East Sea. The Samcheok Fishing Village Folk Museum has a large theater aquarium with state-of-the-art facilities, an observatory, and five exhibition halls depicting the daily lives of the fishermen of the East Sea. While at the museum, be sure to check out the ship simulation corner for a fun experience!

Last updated on October 21, 2014

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