tour.ihc.go.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-440-2575 +82-33-440-2575 Peace Dam was built over the period of 15 months from February 1988 to May 1988 with funds donated by the general public in response to North Korea’s construction of Geumgangsan Dam and a potential flooding attack. The flood control dam has proved its worth during the floods of 1995, 1996, and 1999 and it has become a major tourist destination over the years. Located In the vicinity of Peace Dam is Bimok Park, which is the origin of the famous national song “Bimok.” In addition to the war monuments inside the park, there are around a dozen wooden crosses with rusty iron helmets placed on top within the barbed wire entanglements around the hill, thereby reminding visitors of the national tragedy of the Korean War. The county of Hwancheon hosts the Bimok Cultural Festival from June 3 to June 6 every year at Bimok Park, Bungeoseom Island by the town’s riverside, and the surrounding areas. The four-day festival offers a variety of events such as song contest, memorial ceremony of poetry reading, bimok tree cutting contest, rice ball eating contest, army life experience, military music parade, and more. Crossing over to Yanggu County from Peace Dam, there is a national security education place comprised of attractions like the 4th Underground Tunnel and Eulji Observatory. Paroho Lake Battlefield Tourist Park is also worth a visit after looking around Peace Dam. Also known as the “ocean within mountains,” Paroho is a manmade lake created as a result of Hwacheon Dam constructed in 1944. The lake is home to over 70 different species of freshwater fish such as mandarin fish and carp. It also holds a sorrowful history of burying at sea a whole three divisions of the Chinese Forces in defending the lake during the Korean War. The name Paroho, meaning “enemy breaking lake,” was given after the late president of Korea Rhee Syngman visited the place and designated a plaque in his own handwriting in memory of obtaining victory in fierce battle. There is an observatory, a security hall, and a stone monument engraved with the poetry of Wolha Rhee Taegeuk (1913-2003). N/A (Open all year round) 09:00-17:00 Available Free Available [Bus] From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal or Sangbong Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Hwacheon Bus Terminal. Take a taxi for approx. 45 min. to the venue.
185, Manseon-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do www.mdysresort.com • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-322-9000 +82-63-322-9000 Muju Deogyusan Resort is one of Korea’s most famous mountain peak ski resorts. Covering an area of over seven million square meters, the resort is located in the Gucheon-dong Valley, at the base of the famous Deogyusan Mountains. Nature lovers will particularly enjoy visiting the resort, since it is located in one of Korea’s beautiful national parks, and was specially designed to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Website: www.mdysresort.com * Admission fee and operating hours are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operation policy. Please refer to the official website before visiting. Inquiries: +82-63-322-9000 www.mdysresort.com Available [Bus] Take an intercity bus from Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Muju Intercity Bus Terminal. Take the free shuttle bus to Deogyusan Resort.
www.boeun.go.kr www.cha.go.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-540-3407 +82-43-540-3407 Built between 1919 and 1921, Seon Byeong-guk's Historic House’s unique architectural style uses dimensions greater than those of traditional houses. The house is divided into three sections: an inner house, a separate house, and a shrine. They are surrounded by two walls: an inner wall and an outer wall. The house lies in the middle of Samgacheon Stream which flows from Sokni Mountain. This design resembles a lotus flower floating on water, which symbolizes fertility, prosperity, and longevity for the generations of dwellers. The house is also surrounded by lush pine trees. * Information on the House The descendants of Seon Byeong-guk still occupy and manage the house. A separate structure is used as a tea house, while the inner house offers rooms for students. As the house is still a private home, visitors are asked to be courteous and maintain the privacy of the residents. 10:00-18:00 Free Take a bus from Dong Seoul Terminal to Songnisan.
www.ulleung.go.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-790-6454, 6644 +82-54-790-6454 Ulleungdo Island is the seventh largest island in Korea. The volcanic island consists of 44 islets of varying sizes annexed around it. With many cliffs, the island is a popular spot for rock climbing. Many walking trails that connect the sea to the mountain and rivers are also available. A walk along the Ulleung Haedam-gil offers visitors a chance to see everyday life of people on the island as well as the island's natural beauty. Daewonsa Course (6 hours) Daewonsa Temple → Naribunji Basin KBS Ulleung Junggyeso Course (6 hours) KBS Ulleung Junggyeso → Naribunji Basin [Ferry] From Pohang Ferry Terminal, take a ferry to Ulleungdo Island. * Ferry schedule is subject to frequent change due to weather conditions, so visitors are advised to check the schedule in advance by phone. Advance reservations are required.
tour.jecheon.go.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-653-5120 +82-43-653-5120 Cheongpungho Scenic Monorail covers a 2.6-kilometer stretch of land from Dogok-ri, Jecheon-si to Bibongsan Mountain (alt. 531 m). Walking to the summit of Bibongsan Mountain from Dogok-ri takes roughly one hour, but it only takes an effortless 20 minutes by monorail. Taking the monorail is a great option for everyone to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cheongpungho Lake. December-February 6 people per monorail car March 10:00-18:00 April-June / September-October 10:00-18:00 July-August 10:00-18:30 November-December 10:00-17:00* Check the official website for details Adults 12,000 won / Children & Senior citizens 9,000 won Groups 10,000 won * Groups: 20 or more people Available [Taxi] Approx. 40 min from Jecheon Bus Terminal.
www.ariaritour.com • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1544-9053 +82-1544-9053 Situated in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do, Mindungsan Mountain (1,118.8 meters) is an unusual site when compared to other national peaks. As hinted by its name's meaning "bare mountain," there are few trees near its summit. Locals also refer to it as Eoksaesan (silver grass) Mountain because of the waves of eulalia covering its sides. The mountain remains this way because villagers burned the fields once a year to encourage the growth of wild herbs. The mountain’s gradual slope offers an enjoyable trekking experience for hikers of all levels. In mid-October, waist-high silver grass is indeed everywhere, making it challenging for hikers to view the surrounding areas. Fortunately, certain spots near the peak offer breathtaking views of the gentle ridges and flowing hillsides. Silver grass begins blooming in September and reaches peak colors between October and November. The Silver Grass Festival is held on Mindungsan Mountain every October, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees for a wonderful outdoor hiking experience and picturesque photo opportunities. The mountain is easily accessible by train allowing visitors from near and far to enjoy the fall colors. On the outskirts of Mindungsan Mountain near Balgudeok village is Goebyeonggol Valley, which contains magnificent rock formations and limestone caves. Other nearby attractions include Hwaam Yaksu (spring water site), Auraji Naruteo famous for creating Jeongseon Arirang (a local version of the traditional folk song, Arirang), and Gariwangsan Mountain (known for wild ginseng). N/A (Open all year round) Available at the entrance Free Available [Train] - Take a train from Cheongnyangni Station to Mindungsan Station (Mugunghwa Line). For train schedules and reservations, go to www.letskorail.com. - Exit Mindungsan Station and follow Mureung1-ro Street (무릉1로) for about 1.5km (or take a cab) to reach Jeungsan Elementary School (증산초등학교) where the trail going up to the mountain starts. [Bus] - From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus heading to Jeungsan (travel time: 4hr 20min / departs at 18:01). - From the bus stop, follow Mureung1-ro Street (무릉1로) for about 1.5km (or take a cab) to reach Jeungsan Elementary School (증산초등학교) where the trail going up to the mountain starts.
www.gbmg.go.kr/tour • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-550-6414 +82-54-550-6414 Juheulsan Mountain was once considered to be a sacred place and was the site of annual, royal mountain rituals during the Joseon Dynasty. It is situated in Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do and surrounded by six large villages (Sangcho-ri, Hacho-ri, Sang-ri, Jigok-ri, Palryeong-ri, and Pyeongcheon-ri). The mountain was believed to have produced talented scholars. Meaning “Chief, Majestic Mountain,” Juheulsan Mountain is still seen as the heart of Mungyeong and Mungyeongsaejae. N/A (open all year round) * No. 1 Trail (Juheulsan Jongju Trail) Hyeguksa Temple - Daegwolteo Site - 1,075mbong Peak - Juheulsan Summit - Boundary of Chungcheongbuk-do - Bubong Peak - Dongmun Gate - Bukmun Gate - Mapaebong Peak - Je3gwanmun Gate * No. 2 Trail (used more frequently by visitors) Hyeguksa Temple - Jeonjwamun Gate - 1,075mbong Beak - Jugheulsan Summit - Jogokgol Valley - Je1gwanmun Gate Annual Forest Fire Prevention Period November 1 - May 15 * Period and closed areas subject to change Available Admission fees for Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park Available Compact car 1,000 won / Sedan 2,000 won / Bus & van (25 people and more) 4,000 won [Express/Intercity Bus] Take a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Mungyeong. [Taxi] Approx. 5 min from Mungyeong Bus Terminal
www.gbmg.go.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-550-6414 +82-54-550-6414 Joryeongsan Mountain divides Mungyeong (Gyeongsangbuk-do) and Goesan (Chungcheongbuk-do), and is situated at the far end of Baekdudaegan Mountain Range that connects Baekdusan and Jirisan Mountains. The mountain is picturesque with its surroundings of dense forest, steep rocky areas, strangely shaped peaks and old trees. It has a grand scale of mountain ridge and high altitude. However, as the hiking trail starts at 529 meters on Ihwaryeong, it is not that tough. Nearby locations include Sinseongbong Peak and Mapaebong Peak, as well as Joryeongsan Recreational Forest. [Hiking Course] Ihwaryeong Course: Ihwaryeong (1 hr) - Joryeongsaem (50 min) - Peak (1 hr 10 min) - Yongsagol - Wonteo - Juheulgwan Saejae Course: Saejae Parking Lot (2 hr) - Joryeongsaem (50 min) - Peak (20 min) - Crossroads after 946 Goji (1 hr 10 min) - Madangbawi Rock in front of Wonteo Open all year round Take the bus towards Mungyeong from Dong Seoul Terminal (06:30 - 20:00, departs every 40min - 1hr 30min / travel time: 2 hours)
www.nowon.kr • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2116-3943 +82-2-2116-3943 Along with the other great mountains near Seoul, Suraksan Mountain has its own unique beauty throughout the year. Its cluster of small peaks is reminiscent of Seoraksan or Wolchulsan mountains and among its valleys and peaks, a number of treasures unfold. As you explore the mountain and the surrounding area, you’ll discover Geunnyu, Eunnyu, and Ongnyu waterfalls, Heungguksa Temple (Silla Kingdom), Naewonsa and Seongnimsa Temples (Joseon dynasty), and Gwesanjeong Pavilion. One of the most popular hiking courses on Suraksan Mountain is the one that starts from Danggogae Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) and passes Hangnimsa Temple and Yongguram Hermitage. In the springtime, the ridge between Suraksan Mountain and Buramsan Mountain is covered with gorgeous royal azalea blossoms. Yeonbulsa Temple - Kkalttakgogae Hill - Peak (Distance: 4km) Dongmakgol Valley - Gombawi rock - Dosolbong Peak - Peak (Distance: 4km) Nowongol Entrance - Nowongol mineral spring - Dosolbong Peak - Peak (Distance: 5km) Sanggye 14 danji Apt. - Gwiimbong Peak - Dosolbong Peak - Peak (Distance: 5km) Refer to the website. Free Meeting area, restaurant, convenience store, etc. Available [Subway] Danggogae Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1 or 4 Suraksan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 1-3 Uijeongbu Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1 Walk for approx. 10 min.