Destinations Gapveong-gun

Gapyeong is a mountainous area that can be found in the Northeastern part of Sangakji Station. It includes such mountain ranges as Mt. Myeongjisan and cliffs of various sizes reaching 700-800 meters above sea level. The peaks are studded with valleys famous for their beauty. Gapyeong is especially famous for its eight scenic landscapes including Cheongpyeong hoban Lake.



Tourist Sites

Leisure/Sports

  • Gapyeong Sledding Hills
    Address :
    Deokhyeon-ri, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Gapyeong Sledding Hills are open throughout the year. It operates from the beginning of December to March the 1st. Unlike other sledding Hills using artificial snow, Gapyeong has artificial grass under its snow as well as the characteristic of having the sun behind the hill so that the snow does not melt. Thus, operating hours are prolonged by 1 month until the end of winter on natural snow. Gapyeong Sledding Hills possess two slopes for adults and 2 for children. With the set up of the ‘horizontal baby-walker (moving walker)',going up the hill is easy just by standing on the sled. Next to the children’s slope, there is a separate snow house and a place for snowball fights. In addition, visitors can experience the unique fun of summer sleighing with the operation of the Water Sledding Hills in summer from the middle of July to October. Gapyeong Sledding Hills also operate the ‘Ice Sledding Hills’during winter, and it is available with no extra fee. When coming from Seoul, take the bus to Hyeon-ri from the Seoul Sangbong Bus Terminal and get off at Deokhyon-ri Gapyeong Sledding Hills.
    Directions :
    - At Cheongpyeong Train Station in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, take the bus to Hyeon-ri and get off at Deokhyon-ri Gapyeong Sledding Hills.
    Information :
    1. Tel.: 031-585-7980 (Kor)
    2. Homepage : http://www.gapsb.com (Kor)
    3. Open: From the middle of December to the end of February (Small changes may occur every year)(Water Sled in July and August)
    4. Hours : 09:00 – 17:00
    5. Closed: None during opening days
    6. Admission Fee:
        14 and over - 7,000 won
        13 and under - 5,000 won
        10% D.C. for groups with 20 or more people
        50% D.C. for groups with 50 or more people
    7. Facilities:
        Horizontal Baby-Walker (moving walker): Can move up the hill without walking; Cafeteria; Restaurants.

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Leisure/Sports

  • Achim Goyo Arboretum
    Address :
    Destinations » Gyeonggi-do » Gapyeong-gun
    Description :
    Achim Goyo Arboretum is where the beauty of Korea has been planted into a garden. The arboretum opened in 1996 through the efforts of horticulture professor Han Sang-Kyeong of the Sayuk University, with the dream of creating a uniquely Korean garden known for its curves and balance. “Achim Goyo (Morning Calm)” comes from the Indian poet Tagore, praising Korea as the country of the morning calm. The naming emphasizes the importance put on creating a uniquely Korean beauty in the garden. The arboretum is composed of 10 theme-based gardens. About 1,000 different kinds of flowers and plants greet their visitors in each season, and it was used as the background for the movie “Pyeonji” (Letter). The first garden you see when you enter the arboretum is the Korea Garden. Jar stands and greenery fill this area feels like the backyard of someone’s house. The next garden is the Wild Flower Garden, which has a collection of various Korea wild flowers, and then the Bunjae Garden, which has potted plants grown into works of art. The most popular tourist attraction is the Hagyeong Garden which has an observation tower from which you can see the entire arboretum. The Morning Square at the center of the arboretum is an open grass field with a great view all around. The evergreen tree which appeared in the movie “Pyeonji” is here, and the place has a very spacious atmosphere. Besides these gardens, there is also the Chimyeopsu Garden, Seonnyeotang, Mugunghwa Hill, and Herb Garden. Achim Goyo Arobretum is most beautiful in April to May when the flowers bloom, and also in the fall when the leaves that turn color blends elegantly with the surrounding gardens. Each season brings a unique festival at the arboretum: in March, the Nan Exhibition, in April-May, the Royal Azaleas, in May, wild flowers, and in May-June, iris flowers. The arboretum is beautiful all throughout the year, but it’s most impressive when you stroll around the gardens in the morning fog.
    Directions :
    Seoul (Sangbong Bus Terminal) ->Imchori Take a bus headed to Hyeonri, get off at Imchori. First bus 07:00 / Last bus 20:00 / runs every hour / takes one hour.
    Imchori ->Achim Goyo Arboretum
    From Imchori to the arboretum is 4km. There is no public transportation, so you need to take a taxi or walk (takes 1 hour on foot).
    Information :
    - Inquiries: 031-584-6703 (Kor)
    - Homepage: http://www.morningcalm.co.kr (Kor/Eng)
    - Hours:
      (May.-Oct.) 09:00-20:00 /
      (Nov.-April) 09:00-18:00
    * During special exhibition periods or holidays the opening hours may be extended.
    - Admission Fee:
    Weekdays – (age 20 and older): 4,000 won / (below age 20) : 3,000 won
    Weekends, Holidays – age 20 and older 5,000won / below 20 3,000won
    * 30 or more people are considered group, with 500won discount per individual. No discounts on holidays.

     

  • Cheongpyeonghoban Lake
    Address :
    Gyeonggi-do > Gapyeong-gun > Seorak-myeon
    Description :
    Cheongpyeonghoban lake is an artificial lake that formed with the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in the Bukhangang river. It blends in so harmoniously with its surrounding mountain that they together create a breathtaking view, and because it is convenient to travel there from seoul, it is often a one-day trip destination for many people. There is a dock at the north side of Cheongpyeonghoban lake where you can ride a ferryboat around the lake and also enjoy numerous water sports such as water skiing. There are about 30 boat harbors on Cheongpyeonghoban lake, and these places have motor boats, jet skis, banana boats, and other facilities. The Cheongpyeong Ferry Dock at the north end of the lake has a cruise ship going up the Bukhangang River that is very pleasant. Nearby Anjeon Resort, Sanjang Resort, and Niagara Resort are also famous places that offer good services all year round.
    Directions :
    - Dong Seoul Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeong Terminal First Bus 08:05 / Last Bus 19:00 / 15 min interval / 1 hour travel time
    - Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeonghoban Lake Take a bus bound for Mt. Seoraksan and get off at Cheongpyeonghoban Lake bus stop
    * In Cheongpyeong : From Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal, take the bus bound for Mt. Seoraksan
    Information :
    - Homepage www.ga21.net (Kor, Eng)
    - Cruise Ferry: goes from Cheongpyeong Dam to Hongcheon-gun Magok Resort
      Operates from April to November (twice a day, 1 hour travel time)

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