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Gwaneumgul Cave (Daei-ri Cave Caverns) (관음굴(삼척 대이리 동굴지대))

  • Gwaneumgul Cave (Daei-ri Cave Caverns) (관음굴(삼척 대이리 동굴지대))
  • Gwaneumgul Cave (Daei-ri Cave Caverns) (관음굴(삼척 대이리 동굴지대))
  • Gwaneumgul Cave (Daei-ri Cave Caverns) (관음굴(삼척 대이리 동굴지대))
  • Notices Not open to public
    -(Opening date TBA)
  • Address 557, Hwanseon-ro, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
    강원도 삼척시 신기면 환선로 557
  • Type Lakes/ Rivers/ Caves
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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    • For more info: +82-33-570-3545
  • Homepage www.samcheok.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwaneumgul Cave has a reputation of being a must-explore cave by not only Korean scientists but throughout cave academia around the world. The entrance of the cave is 4.2 meters wide, 3 meters high and 1.6 kilometers deep. The underground water flows from the entrance all the way to end all year long producing approximately 15,000 ㎥ per day. The cave also has 4 waterfalls along the way with the largest being 9 meters high. The cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as straw soda, columns, flowstones, cave corals, aragonite crystals and more. The cave has a total of 24 different types of living organisms, making a desirable cave for academic research.

    Current Status
    Natural Monument No.178 (Designated on June 15, 1966)

    Operating Hours
    Not open to the public

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