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Destinations Chungcheongbuk-do

Situated in the center of Korea, Chungcheongbuk-do is the only inland province in the nation. Due to the geographic location of the province, this area was a strategic point for transportation many years ago. It is abundant in cultural heritages and natural tourist destinations such as Mt. Songnisan, Mt. Sobaeksan, Mt. Woraksan, Daecheongho Lake and Chungjuho Lake.



Regions

1. Jecheon-si
Historic relics from the Paleolithic Age to Joseon Dynasty are spread throughout the city of Jecheon. Jecheon-si has the oldest reservoir in Korea, Uirimji, Mt. Woraksan National Park, Chungju Dam, Cheongpung Culture Complex, Songgye Valley, and the Baeron Seongji (Catholic Holy Place) and many more.

  • Tourist Sites
    Mt. Woraksan National Park
     

  • Leisure/Sports
    Cheongpung Land bungee jump
    Address : Gyo-ri, Cheongpung-myeon, Jechon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Cheongpung Land has Korea’s highest bungee jump board at 62 meters. Since it is jumping from a high board facing Cheongpung Lake, the thrill is unspeakable. With an additional safety belt attached there need to be no worries about any type of danger. In case of accidents, an artificial pool is set up at the falling point of the lake. Cheongpung Land possesses Korea’s first ejection seat and big swing, which is flying in the sky drawing a semi-circle in the direction of gravity.
    Not only is Cheonpung Land located next to Cheongpungho lake, but you can also take a good look at the Sugyeong Fountain which sprouts water 162m high in the air. You can also enjoy water skiing, and artificial rock wall climbing.
    Directions :
    Get off at Jecheon Express Bus Terminal and take a shuttle bus to Cheongpung Resort in front of Dongyang Securities at the Jutaek Bank Intersection (20-25 min) (7:54 / 10:04 / 14:04 / 16:34 / 19:34 there may be slight changes to bus times)
    Information :
    1. Tel : 043-648-4151 (Kor) 2. Homepage : http://www.bigbungee.com (Kor) 3. Open: From June 5th-December 3rd (could change depending on the weather) 4. Closed: December 4th-June 4th 5. Fee : Universal price for all ages *General fee Bungee Jump : 35,000 won Ejection Seat : 20,000 won Big Swing : 20,000 won
     

2. Chungju-si
Chungju is a place of natural wonder, blessed with the waters of the Namhangang River and beautiful mountain ranges. It is also abundant with hot springs such as Suanbo Hot Springs, which is renown for improving health. In addition, Chungju is famous for being the founding ground for Korean martial arts and holds an international martial arts festival every year.

  • Tourist Sites
    Chungjuho Lake
     

  • Leisure/Sports
      Sajo Blue Valley Resort Sledding Hills
    Address : 641 Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju-si, Cheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Sajo Blue Valley Resort is situated at the center of the Korean peninsula, where it is in close distance to all parts of Korea. It is the only ski range in Korea where skiing and hot springs can be enjoyed at the same time. Nearby are the Suanbo Hot Springs with the cleanest water and best facilities, Mt. Wolaksan Mountain National Park, Danyang Palgyeong(Eight scenic sites) and Mungyeong Ceramic Art Village. The sledding hills has one slope 165m in length and another slope 120m in length. It maintains the same quality of snow as the Blue Valley ski hills, which adds to the speed of the sled.
    Directions :
    Take a bus to Suanbo from Chungju Express Bus Terminal, then from the Suanbo bus stop. take a shuttle bus to Sajo Blue Valley Resort.
    Information :
    1. Facilities: Hotel, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Snack Bar, Bowling Alley, Animal Farm, Drive-in Theater, Tuna Hoe Restaurant, Cafeteria, Ski Shop, Rental Shop, Souvenir Shop, Supermarket, Billiards, Arcade, Nature Retreat, Camping site, Self-raining Institute
    2. Tel : 043)846-0750 (Kor)
    3. Homepage : http://www.sajoresort.co.kr (Kor/Eng)
    4. Open: December 7th - March 3rd (slight changes may occur annually)
    5. Hours: (Weekdays) 09:00 - 22:00
    (Weekends) 09:00 - 20:30
    6. Fee :
    Adults (14 and older) - 8,000 won
    Children (13 and younger) - 6,000 won


    Sajo Blue Valley Ski Resort
    Address : 641 Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju-si, Cheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Sajo Blue Valley Ski Resort has 7 slopes of different levels, as well as 4 lifts and a rental shop which rents out over 40 sets of ski equipment. There are ski education schools in which ski instructors teach techniques for all levels. Sajo Blue Valley Resort includes a family hotel as well as a youth hostel for convenience. Sajo Blue Valley Resort is situated within the Suanbo Tourism Area, which is a large-scale tourism zone where transportation is convenient from cities and has a hot spring that can be used all year round. It is near other famous tour sites such as Danyang 8 Sights,Mt. Wolaksan, Mireuksa Temple Site, Tangeumdae, Chungju Dam, and Mungyeong Ceramies Village.
    Directions :
    Take a bus to Suanbo from Chungju Bus Terminal, then from Suanbo, take a shuttle bus to Sajo Blue Valley Resort.
    Information
    1. Facilities : Drive-in Theater, Korean Restaurant, Western Restaurant, Tuna Hoe Restaurant, Cafeteria, Snack Bar, Rental Shop, Souvenir Shop, Supermarket, Billiards, Banquet Hall, Camp Site, Self-training Institute 2. Tel : 043)846-0750 (Kor) 3. Homepage : http://www.sajoresort.co.kr (Kor/Eng) 4. Open: December 7th - March 3rd 5. Fees Lift (1) Weekdays * Age 14 and over One day(morning+afternoon) : 37,000 won / Half-day(Morning/Afternoon) : 27,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 37,000 won / Night : 27,000 won * Age 13 and under One day(Morning+Afternoon) : 27,000 won /Half-day (Morning/Afternoon) : 20,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 27,000 won / Night : 20,000 won (2) Weekends * Age 14 and over One day (Morning+Afternoon) : 39,000 won / Half-day (Morning/Afternoon) : 29,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 39,000 won / Night : 29,000 won * Age 13 and under One day (Morning+Afternoon) : 29,700 won / Half-day (Morning/Afternoon) : 21,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 29,700 won / Night : 21,000 won (3) One time ticket For age 14 and over : 8,000 won / for age 13 and under : 6,000 won Rental (1) Regular skis For age 14 and over - One day : 13,000 won / Half-day : 9,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 13,000 won / Night : 9,000 won For age 13 and under - One day : 9,000 won / Half-day : 7,000 won / Afternoon+Night : 9,000 won / Night : 7,000 won (2) Premium skis (carving) For age 14 and over - One day : 16,000 won / half-day : 13,000 won / Afternoon+night : 16,000 won / Night : 13,000 won For age 13 and under - One day : 13,000 won / Half-day : 10,000 won / Afternoon+night : 13,000 won / Night : 10,000 won (3) Snowboards For age 14 and over - One day : 31,000 won / Half-day : 25,000 won / Afternoon+night : 31,000 won / Night : 25,000 won For age 13 and under - One day : 25,000 won / Half-day : 21,000 won /Afternoon+night : 25,000 won / Night : 21,000 won
     

3. Danyang-gun
Danyang is a spot created by nature itself. Deep mountains and the Namhangang River running through it make for an ideal setting. Famous attractions are the Chungjuho Lake created by the Chungju Dam, and Danyang’s eight famous landscapes, including the Dodam Sambong Summit. The Royal Azaleas Festival and the Full Moon Festival are held annually at Mt. Sobaeksan.


4. Boeun-gun
Boeun is a round valley enclosed by the Sobaeksan mountain ranges. The main cultural attractions can be found in Mt. Songnisan and Mt. Gubyeongsan, with 600 year-old pine trees surrounding Beopjusa Temple on Mt. Songnisan. The Alps of Northern Chungcheong are also considered one of the most beautiful attractions in the province.

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Recommended Sites

  • Danyang 8 Sights
    Address :
    Ilwon, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungbuk
    Description :
    There are 8 areas designated as the most beautiful sceneries in Danyang, and they are Haseonam, Jungseonam, Sangseonam, Sainam, Gudambong, Oksunbong, Dodamsambong, and Seokmun. These areas were visited many times by numerous scholars in the Joseon Period (1392-1910), and they have many historically and culturally important relics. There are Giamgwiseok (fantastic looking rocks) on Mt. Sobaeksan, Mt. Geumsusan, and Mt. Doraksan and clear water flows through numerous falls in the valleys. The most famous of the eight is Dodamsambong Peak. Three Rocks create a large “S” figure as it stands tall in the middle of Namhangang River. This is the only place in the world where you can see such three longest rocks protrude in the middle of a river. There is a legend that continues to this day: among the three rocks, the big rock is called Nampyeonbong, Janggunbong the rock on the right side is called Cheobong (or Adeulbong), and the rock on the left is called Cheopbong (or Ddalbong). According to legend there lived a couple who loved each other, but had no child. They found a cheop (mistress) because they wanted to have a baby, but once she had the baby, she began to mistreat and taunt the wife. The heavens saw them, and turned all of them into stones. The way the rocks stand next to one another is very interesting. If you go to the opposite side of Dodamsambong, there is a small pavilion called lhoyangjeong. It was built to comfort the locals who lost their homes because of the flooding caused by Chungju Dam. When you look down from the pavilion, you can take in the entire Dodamsambong once. If you walk in opposite direction from lhayangjeong Pavilion, a stone gate appears. Because there is a big hole in the middle of the large stone, you would think it was man-made, but it is a natural rock. The other 8 Sights should not be missed when you visit here.
    Directions :
    Get off Danyang Station and take a city bus which travels frequently to each area. (Travel time : 50min.)
    Information :
    -Inquiries : Danyang Tour Administration Office, Tel : 043-422-1146 (Kor)
    -Ferry : Dock - Oksunbong - Gudambong, (Travel time : 60 min.)
    -Fee : Age 14 and over - 5000 won.
    Age 13 and under - 2500 won
    -Inquiries : Dodamsambong Ferry, Tel : 043-422-5593 (Kor)

     

  • Gosudonggul Cave
    Address :
    Gosu-ri, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Gosudonggul Cave is a limestone cave in Danyang-gun, and is designated as a Natural Monument. The cave is 1,300 meters deep, large, and the inside is famous for its beauty. The name Gosu comes from the fact that in the past, the area was filled with thickets of very tall grass. When discovered rough stone instruments were excavated at the cave entrance, which revealed that this area was home to prehistoric people. Inside Gosudonggul Cave, it is always about 15℃, throughout the year, so in the summer it is cool, and in the winter it is warm. There are reportedly about 25 different kinds of animal life inhabiting inside the cave. Some of the rocks resemble living things, and are named after them, such as Lion Rock, Octopus Rock, Eagle Rock, and even the Virgin Mary Rock, which resembles a human being. About 120 various shapes of stalactites and stalagmites found here are valuable to researchers and scholars as well. Because the inner parts are colder than one would expect, and you have to often move along holding onto metal railings, it is highly recommended that you wear warm gloves in the winter.
    Directions :
    -From Danyang Train Station, take the bus to Danyang. Once in the city, transfer to a bus headed towards Gosudonggul Cave. It takes about 15 minutes by taxi.
    -From Danyang Bus Terminal, walk for about 15 minutes. It takes 5 minutes by taxi.
    Information :
    Hours: 09:00-17:00(open all year) Admission Fee : Individual: *age 20 or older : 3000 won, *14-19 : 2400 won, *13 or younger : 1400 won Group: *age 20 or older : 2700 won, *14-19 : 2000 won, *13 or younger : 1200 won Inquiries: Gosugul Cave Administration Office Tel: (043)422-3072 (Kor) Parking: 400 parking space available

     

  • Beopjusa Temple
    Address :
    209 Sanae-ri, Naesongni-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Beopjusa Temple is located on Mt. Soknisan, and was built in the 14th year of Silla King Jo-Heung. What stands today is the remnant of many devastations and rebuilding through its long and turbulent history. When you enter the temple, the first thing that catches your eye is the yellow earth road. The earth was made into small stone shapes, burned to make it hard, and laid to cover the road. Past the yellow earth road, the Orisup Trail appears, and there is a nature study Trail beside it as well. Pass the Orisup trail, through thick pine trees, and you will come to the main gate of the temple. Beside the main gate there is a large rock with a hole in it. Spring water comes out of the hole that you can drink from. Inside the temple you can see Palsangjeon, Pavilion which is a wooden building shaped like a tower. After Palsangjeon Pavilion, you can visit the Seokryeonji lotus flower pond. As the name suggests, the pond is made of stones. At the back of Palsangjeon Pavilion, there is the Ssangsajaseokdeung (Two Lion Stone Lamp), and, again as the name suggests, the two lions uphold the stone lamp. The main building is also fascinating. It is two-stories high, and very stately. Besides these, Beopjusa Temple has Ma-aeyeorae-uisang carved into a rock. Uisang refers to a sitting Buddha, and this particular Ma-aeyeorae shows Buddha sitting on a lotus flower. Passage of time has done much damage, but the original shapes are still kept well. Beopjusa Temple represents Mt.Sokrisan, containing within it 1,500 years of history and a matching list of numerous National Treasures and Monuments. Here you can be introduced to Buddhist culture being brightly reflected in these artifacts.
    Directions :
    From Boeun Terminal, take a direct bus to Mt. Sokrisan. Runs every 10 min. Travel time 10min. From Daejeon, Cheongju, Seoul Dongbu Terminal, Nambu Terminal, take a direct bus to Mt. Sokrisan.
    Information :
    Admission Fee :
    -Individuals : (age 20 and older) - 3200 won / (age 14-19) - 1500 won / (age 13 and under) - 1000 won
    Groups : (age 20 and older) - 3000 won / (age 14-19) - 1200 won / (ages 8-13) - 800 won
    -Parking Fee :
    small car - 4000won / large car - 6000won(daily fee)
    -Inquiries: Beopjusa Temple,Tel :(043)-543-3615 (Kor)
    -Homepage: www.pubjusa.or.kr (Kor)

     

  • Mt. Woraksan National Park
    Address :
    Susan-ri, Deoksan-myeon, Songgye-ri, Hansu-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Mt. Woraksan National Park is the 17th to be designated a national park in 1984. Narrow streams, elegantly green pine trees, and interesting looking rocks make this mountain very beautiful. If you go up to Jubong Peak, you can see Chungjuho Lake and the open scenery below the mountain. Even in the summer, parts of the mountain still have snow on it, and for this reason the mountain is called Mt.Haseolsan, meaning snow in the summer. At the summit of Mt. Woraksan, you can see pine trees that have endured countless storms and stay green throughout the year. Looking down from the top, and you can see for miles on end in all directions under an open sky. Mt. Woraksan is 1097m above sea level. It is famous for its steep inclines, and made up of rock cliffs 150m high, and stretching 4km wide. Nearby the mountain is Chungjuhoban, and Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park, Jecheon’s Uirimji, Danyangjeok Seonsa Fortress Archeological Site and Caves of the Seokhoeam area, and other famous cultural and historical sites. In the park are many Buddhist relics such as Mireuksa Temple and Deokjusa Temple, and many cultural resources such as the Maaebulmireuksaji Shrine, Binshinsaji Lion Stone Pagoda, Deokjusanseong Fortress and Sinreuksa 3-story Stone Pagoda. The beauty of Mt. Woraksan has been compared to Mt.Geumgangsan in North Korea and the Alps. The rich history and beauty of this mountain make it a favorite among many tourists.
    Directions :
    From Jecheon Station, take a city bus for Mt. Woraksan/Songgye Valley. Get off at the entrance of Mt. Woraksan National Park.
    Information :
    Info: Mt. Woraksan National Park Administration Office, Tel: 043-653-1205 (Kor) -Homepage: www.mpa.or.kr/worak (Kor/Eng) -Admission Fees: -Individuals: *age 20 and above: 1300 won / *age 14-19: 600 won / *age 13 and under: 300 won Group (30 or more people): 1100 won, 500 won, 300 won respectively

     

  • Chungjuho Lake
    Address :
    Chungcheongbuk-do Chungju-si Jongmin-dong
    Description :
    Chungjuho Lake is a multi-purpose lake made from domming a river. it is clean, and the largest lake in Korea. At the Chungju Dam Ferry Dock, Ferries depart to follow the Watterways of Chungjuho Lake. The ferry travels to Oksunbong, Gudambong, and Manhakcheonbong Peaks, Choga Rock, Whale Rock, Hyeonhakbong, Onodong, Sinseonbong, Gangseondae, Beodeulbong, Oseongam, Seolmabong, Jebibong, and Dumusan to reach its final destination at Sindanyang Dock. When the ferry draws near Cheongpung Ferry Dock, you can see the second highest water fountain in Asia from the boat. The nearby Chungjuho Lake Resort is considered the best lakeside resort in the nation, and it has various sports, recreational, and entertainment facilities. Having all the popular lake sports facilities one can enjoy at the lake is one of the reasons the resort stays so popular with tourists. Nearby Chungjuho Lake are Mt. Woraksan National Park, Cheongpung Culture Center, Danyang 8 sceneries, Gosugul Cave, Suanbo Hot Springs, and other well-known tourist sites that draw many people to this area.
    Directions :
    From Chungju Station, take a bus headed to Chungjuho Lake Dock. Get off at the Dock. From Chungju Intercity Bus Terminal, take a Direct Bus to Danyang, and get off at Janghae. Travel time, about 50 minutes.
    Information :
    - Inquiries: Chungjuho Lake Cruise, Tel: 043-422-1188 (Kor)
    - Tour Dates and Courses (April - Jun, Aug, Oct, Nov)
      Chungjunaru - Danyang (Sindangyang, Janghoe) Naru Course
    - Chungjunaru: First Ferry 09:30 - departs every 30-60 minutes; Last Ferry 15:00, about 8-10 departures per day
    - Danyangnaru: First Ferry 11:00 - comes every 30-60 minutes; Last Ferry 16:00, about 8-10 departures per day
      (Jan-Mar, July, Sep, and Dec.)
      Chungjunaru - Danyang (Sindangyang, Janghoe) Naru Course
    - Chungjunaru: First Ferry 10:00 - depart every 60-90 minutes; Last Ferry 14:00, about 4-5 departures per day
    - Danyanganru: First Ferry 12:00 - comes every 60-90minutes; Last Ferry 16:00, about 4- 5 departures per day
    - Ferry Fee: (age 14 and older) - 6,000 won / (age 13 and under) - 3,000 won

     

  • Mt. Songnisan National Park
    Address :
    Goesan-gun and Sangpan-ri, Naesokri-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungbuk / Sangju-si and Munkyeong-si, Gyeongbuk
    Description :
    Mt. Songnisan National Park is composed of Mt. Songnisan and Hwayang, Seonyu, and Ssanggok Valleys. Mt. Soknisan has the honor of being one of Korea’s most beautiful sites. It starts from a southwesterly mountain branch from Taebaeksanmaek and stands in the middle. The granite peak of the Mt.Songnisan stand sharply against the sky, but Toejeokam is hewn deeply and makes a deep contrasts between the peak and the valley. Mt. Songnisan is also called Sogeumgangsan as well. On Mt. songnisan is one of the largest temples in Korea called Beopjusa Temple. At the temple, there is a Maaeyeoraeuisang carved on a rock. Monk Uisang refers to a sitting Buddha statue, and a Maaeyeoraeuisang describes the Buddha sitting on a lotus flower, which is the picture carved on the rock. The years have damaged the picture quite a bit, but the original picture can still be seen clearly. In any picture taken of Beopjusa Temple, one object that always gets included is the Cheongdongmireukbul, which is the largest of its kind in the world. Because Mt. Songnisan has such a great temple in its midst, it possesses numerous treasures and National Monuments befitting its 5,000 year history. Beopjusa Temple is the blossoming of a long history of Buddhist culture developed on Mt. Songnisan. Mt. Songnisan’s deep valleys invite countless mountaineers and the many Natural Monuments has made it a major tourist attraction. The mountain is beautiful all year round, with mountain cherry blossoms in the spring, green pine forest in the summer, and the lovely autumn leaves in the fall.
    Directions :
    From Boeun Intercity Bus Terminal, take a direct bus to Mt. Songnisan. Bus comes frequently (Travel time, 20minute.)
    Information :
    - Location : Goesan-gun and Sangpan-ri, Naesokri-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do/Sangju-si and Munkyeong-si, gyeongsangbuk-do -Inquiries : Mt. Songnisan Administration Office Tel:043-542-5267 (Kor) -Homepage : http://www.npa.or.kr/songni (Kor, Eng) -Admission Fee : Individual : (Age 20 and over) - 3200 won/ (Age14-19) - 1500 won/ (Age 13 and under) - 1000 won Group: (Age 20 and over) - 3000 won/ (Age 14-19) - 1200 won/ (Age 13 and under) - 800 won

     

  • Seonam Valley
    Address : 284 Daejam-ri District / San 71-1 Gasan-ri, Dangseong-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
    Description :
    Seonam Valley includes three of the eight sceneries in Danyang, the Sangseon Rock, Junseon Rock, and Haseon Rock. The valley flows in from Mt. Wolaksan, and because it is big and has many interesting looking rocks, it has been famous for a long time. Among the rocks, the area that has the Haseon Rock is said to be the most beautiful in Seonam Valley. Divided into 3 horizontal layers, the white rock is 3 km long, and has large, round rocks stacked on top of each other. The way the area blends in with the surrounding mountains is especially beautiful in the spring, when the azaleas bloom, and in the fall when the leaves turn color. In the Haseon Rock region, there are places where you can stay overnight, so you can enjoy being near the water and stay the night. Past Haseon Rock is Jungseon Rock, where the water currents are not strong, and many trees provide shade, so you can play in the water. But it is not a fit place to spend the night. From Jungseon rock, if you go travel up the river, you will come to Sangseon Rock. This area has many interesting looking rocks, and if you go just a bit further up, you can see the Teukseon Rock. Teukseon Rock has facilities where you can spend the night. It is one of the great tour sites where you can enjoy the view of fancy rocks and clean valley water as you rest. It is especially frequented by tourists in the summer looking for cool valleys and mountain water.
    Directions :
    From Danyang Train Station, take a bus going to Dodamsambong Peak or Seonam Valley. From Danyang Express Bus Terminal, take a bus going to Dodamsambong Peak or Seonam Valley.
    Information :
    - Inquiries : Danyang City Hall Culture & Tourism Department, Tel : 043-420-3544(Kor)
    Danyang Tourism Information Center, Tel : 043-422-1146(Kor)

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