Destinations Inje-gun

Inje is situated in a mountainous region, and over ninety percent of the region is composed of forestland. It begins at the foot of Mt. Seoraksan and continues into yet unpolluted natural beauty. It is famous for its rafting course along the Naerincheon River, and the beautiful Baekdamsa Temple in its midst.



Tourist Sites

  • Baekdamsa Temple

  • Baekundong Valley

  • Hangyeryeong

  • Jangsudae

  • Mt. Seoraksan National Park

  • Naerincheon Valley

     

  • 12 Seonnyetang
    Address :
    Namgyo-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    12 Seonnyetang (Valley of Twelve Angels’ Bath) is located within Mt. Seoraksan (inner side), and is also called as Tangsugol or Tangsudong Valley. It is a valley in Yongdae-ri where the waterfall and a bath are connected. It was named 12 Seonnyetang (Valley of Twelve Angel's Bath) because of a myth that angels came down to bathe here, and it was named Valley of Twelve Angel's Bath because there are said to be twelve clean baths. Ironically, there are only 8 baths in reality. Due to fluvial erosion for a long time, there is a steep hole in this valley and many baths and waterfalls of various shapes are connected over an 8km span. Pass Ungbong Waterfall and the first bath, Dok-tang appears. Then pass Buk-tang, Rainbow-tang, Peach-tang, and the path will end with the last bath, Yong-tang. Of these baths, the 7th bath is called Peach-tang after the shape of the bath. The deeply delved rock behind the back of the waterfall is more beautiful than the bath under the waterfall. Past the Peach-tang, there is another clean, steep bath. From there, a 5-minute walk to the right will lead you to another waterfall and a pool. The water from Daeseungryeong and Mt.Ansan is connected to Namgyo-ri, Buk-myeon. This is an 8-km valley, which takes approximately 2 hours from the baths to Namgyo-ri. At 12 Seonnyetang, there are iron bridges over the baths to help you cross.
    Directions :
    At Inje Bus Terminal take the Yongdae-ri bound bus (30 minute intervals).
    Information :
    - Baekdam Branch of Mt. Seoraksan National Park Administration Office, Tel: 033) 462-2554 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.inje.gangwon.kr (Kor/Eng)
    - Admission Fee
      Adults(Age 20 or over) : 1,300 won Teenagers(Age 14-19) : 600 won Children(Age 13 and under) : 300 won

  • Baekdam Valley
    Address :
    Yongdae 2(i)-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Baekdam Valley is the representative valley of the Naeseorak area, and the river is a typical S-shaped stream formed by the winding geography from the Naegapyeong Village to the front of Baekdam Villa. The valley is named Baekdam after the claim that there are 100 naturally formed puddles in the valley. The stream that runs into Baekdam Valley comes from Suryeomdong Valley, which in turn starts from the joining of Gayadong Valley and the Baewundong Valley. Baekdam Valley is surrounded by many clean valleys, where natural monuments such as Manchurian Trout and Korean Salmon live, and also by various Buddhist temples such as Yeongsiamsa, Oseamsa, and Bongjeongamsa. It is a 2 hour walk (8 km) from the ticket booth to Baekdamsa Temple on the valley path. You can also take a shuttle bus to the upper course of the valley. After getting off the bus, walk 3 km to Baekdamsa Temple and another 300m more will lead you to Baekdam Mountain Villa. Walking up to the right side of Geumgyo, which is the first bridge on the path, you will see Dutaeso on the left side below. Then after crossing the third bridge, Gang-gyo, you will see Eunseondo, where swirling water streams of mountain ranges create an image of an island. From the fourth road called Won-gyo, all the paths are dirt roads. Cheongryongdam is located 300 m from Won-gyo, and Sushim-gyo leads to Baekdamsa Temple. Baedamsa Temple, located at the center of Baekdam Valley, is known as a temple where Han Yong-Un (1879-1944), a famous monk and a poet, stayed during his lifetime.
    Directions :
    At Inje Bus Terminal, take a Wontong bound bus and get off at Baekdamsa Temple.
    Information :
    - Seorak National Park Administration Mt. -=-Seoraksan National Park Administration Office Tel: 033) 462-2554 (Kor) -Hours: 08:00-06:00 (Open all year) -Admission Fee: Adults (age 20 and over) : 1,300 won Teenagers (Age 14-19) : 600 won Children (age 13 and under) : 300 won

  • Daeseung Waterfall
    Address :
    Hangye 3-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Daeseung Pokpo Waterfall was known as a major recreation site of King Gyeong-Sun (reign 927-935), the last king of Silla Dynasty (BC 57-AD 935). The size is twice as large as those of Guryong Pokpo Waterfall of Mt. Geumgangsan or Bakyeon Pokpo Waterfall of Gaeseong. It is located in the Naeseorak area of the Mt.Seoraksan. Across from Daeseung Pokpo Waterfall is a large rock, where in Chinese characters “Gucheoneunha” is carved. The stream of the waterfall is 88m long. Pass to the left of Jangsudae ticket booth, go past Sajung Pokpo Waterfall and climb up a steep and rocky path, and you will reach an observatory area where you can view the scenery of Daeseung Pokpo Waterfall. Along the path leading to the observatory area is an iron ladder. Walk on the right walkway to Daseungryeong for 5 minutes and you will meet a narrow path that leads right up to the waterfall. This pathway attracts many visitors because of its beautiful surroundings and water streams. There is a legend bound to the waterfall. According to the myth, there once was a person named Daeseung who lived alone after his parents died when he was young, and lived by selling mushrooms. One day, when he was plowing with his body tied to a hawser hung under the rock pillar of the waterfall, he heard his mother’s voice calling for him. When he climbed up to the top of the cliff, he instead found a large centipede cutting the rope. Following the myth, the waterfall became to be called Daeseung because of the mothers voice that saved her sons life.
    Directions :
    Take a bus bound for Jangsudae from Inje Bus Terminal and get off at Jangsu.
    Information :
    - Jangsudae Bunso of Mt. Seoraksan Administration Office Tel: 033-463-3476 (Kor)
    - Admission Fee: Adults (Age 20 or over): 1,300 won Teenagers (Age 14 - 19): 600 won Children (13 or under) : 300 won * It is recommended that you inquire beforehand since entrance is not permitted on certain dates.

  • Gayadong Valley
    Address :
    Seobukbang, Daecheong-bong, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Located in the deepest part of Mt. Seoraksan, it is a lax valley compared to other valleys in Mt. Seoraksan, making it feel like a quiet stream. The walkway to Gayadong Valley starts from the path behind the Suryeomdong shelter. Go up for 30 minutes and you will find the water stream flowing from Ose Waterfall. In front of it are the 40m high cliffs called the Cheonwang Gates, which are regarded as the gates of Gayadong. Past Cheonwang Gates is the Cheonwang Waterfall, and one kilometer up from this waterfall is Waryongyeon. Above Waryongyeon is the Neoreok Rock. If you walk further up there is a crossway. The old path to Oseam is on the left and the path to Bongjeongam, these days called Tapgol, is on the right. If you want to see the whole landscape, stop by at Mangyeongdae on the way to Oseam, and if you keep going up you will soon reach Muneomi Ridge. At Muneomi Ridge the path is divided into one path leading to Bongyrong Ridgeline and the other leading to Cheonbuldong Valley. If you want to climb to Daecheong Peak of Mt. Seoraksan, pass the Huiungak shelter in the Socheong Peak and Jungcheong Peak direction. The Gayadong Valley has convenient paths, but there are no signs, and no iron ladders prepared yet. So compared to Cheonbuldong Valley where numerous people visit, you can enjoy the mountain landscape in nature’s quiet.
    Directions :
    At Wontong to Yongdae-ri, take a intercity bus (frequently run from 7am to 9pm).
    Information :
    - Baekdam Branch of Mt. Seoraksan Administration Office
      Tel: 033-462-2554 (Kor)
      Adults (Age 20 and over) : 1,300 won , Teenagers (Age 14-19) : 600 won ,
      Children (Age 13 and under) : 300 won

  • Misiryeong Valley
    Address :
    Yongdae 2(i)-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Misiryeong Valley is about 5 km in length and starts from Yongdae-samgeori and extends in a northeasterly direction to Dojeok Pokpo Waterfall. At Misiryeong Valley the water is clean and many Giam cliffs can be seen. You can also find the rarely known Dojeok Pokpo Waterfall and Chotdae Bawi Rock. On the way to Inje from Dojeok Waterfall, you can come across Seon BawiRock, where you can relax and rest. From there on, the valley is 2.5 km long ending at Yongdae-samgeori. You must hold on to a rope while climbing down the steep pathway to Dojeok Pokpo Waterfall. There is a myth saying that Dojeok, meaning thief in Korean, hid until he discovered a person passing through Misiryeong. When a person appeared, the thief would rob the person kill the traveler by drowning him/her in the waterfall. Therefore, the waterfall was named Dojeok Pokpo (Waterfall) or Dojeokso (Pond). Misiryeong Valley still preserves its beauty of primeval forest and has relatively low temperature during summer. The surrounding areas consist of many tourist sites such as Baekdamsa Temple, Yongdae Nature Recreation Area, the Valley of the Twelve Angels' Bath, Oknyeotang, Jangsudae, Daeseung Waterfall and Pillye Mineral Spring.
    Directions :
    At Inje Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Yongdae-ri. Buses are run every 30 minutes.
    Information :
    - Homepage : http://www.inje.gangwon.kr (Kor/Eng)
    - Admission fee : Free

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Recommended Sites

  • Mt. Seoraksan National Park
    Address :
    Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Also called as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time and its rocks stay white like snow. In November 1965, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as park preservation area, and in August 1982, as Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO. The park is spread about in 4 cities and counties, in Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. Featuring the highest peak Daecheongbong, the east side is called OeSeorak and the west is called NaeSeorak, which is divided again into North NaeSeorak and South NaeSeorak. North NaeSeorak is composed of Bukcheon, which flows to Ingyecheon and Baekdamcheon. There are numerous valleys in NaeSeorak. Follow the Baekdamcheon valley where all the streams meet and you will reach Baekdamsa Temple, which is known for its beautiful scenery. At the upstream there is Gayadong valley and Suryeomdong valley, and past Yeongsiam and Mangyeongdae there is Madeungryeong ridge(1,327m) that leads to Seorakdong. Follow Suryeomdong valley and you will reach Waryong Waterfall and Ssangpok. Go up the mountain a bit more from here and you will reach Bongjeongam(1,224m sea level). Once you mount Daecheong peak you can view the mountain peaks, and the sunrise viewed from here will make your heart pious. South NaeSeorak directs the valley from Oknyeotang area to Hangyeryeong. Daeseung Waterfall north of Jangsudae is the most beautiful site of NaeSeorak, which is 88m high. On the south valley of Yongdaeri there is the Twelve fairy bathing spring, Oktang Waterfalls, and Yongtang Waterfalls, etc.
    Directions :
    At Wontong, take the Yongdaeri bound (Baekdamsa entrance) bus via Namgy-ri
    Information :
    - Seorak Mountain Adminstration Office 033-636-7700 (Kor/Eng)
    - Homepage : http://www.npa.or.kr/sorak (Kor/Eng)
    - Open all year
    - Admission Fee
      Adults(Age 20 and over) : 1,300won Teenagers(Age 14-19) : 600won
      Children(Age 13 and under): 300won

  • Hangyeryeong
    Address :
    Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do or Seo-myeon & Girin-myeon. Yangyang-gun
    Description :
    Hangyeryeong, Misiryeong and Jinburyeong are the three ridges that represent Mt. Seoraksan, and Hangyeryeong long with the Misiryeong, divides Yeongdong the east and west areas. It was called Sodongraryeong as the connecting path between the east coast and the inland. In December 1971, a large paved road was made to connect Yangyang and Inje, which became the tourist road between inner Mt. Seoraksan and outer Mt. Seoraksan. If you go down Hangyeryeong path you will reach Osaek District. Everything in this district are said to be of five kinds, because “O” in Osaek means “five” in Korean. They even say the carbonated water spring from the base rock here has 5 flavors. The 3-story pagoda (National Treasure No.497) that stands in Seongguksa Temple is called Osaek Stone pagoda because the rock is said to shine in 5 colors. The Osaek flower myth says that the village name 'Osaek' was given because there was a tree that bloomed flowers of 5 different colors.
    Directions :
    Regular buses do not stop at Hangyeryeong. Those who do not have their vehicles should take a taxi at Wontong or get a ride from Osaek to Hangye-ryeong.
    Information :
    Yangyang-gun
    - Information : Osaek Branch of Mt. Seoraksan Administration Office Tel : 033-672-2883 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.inje.gangwon.kr (Kor/Eng)

  • Baekdamsa Temple
    Address : Yongdae 2(i)-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Located on Naeseorak, Baekdamsa Temple was built by Ja Jang (590-658) during the reign of Queen Jin-Deok (reign 647-654), 28th ruler of the Silla Dynasty. In the beginning, a temple called Hangyesa was built in Hangye-ri which was in the vicinity to Jangsudae. This temple was completely demolished by several fire accidents including one in the year 690, during the reign of King Sinmun. It changed its locations to several other sites and was renamed Youngchuisa, Simsa, Baekdamsa, and Simwonsa Temple. A stone bridge called Susimgyo is built across Baekdam Gyegok Valley to the front of Baekdamsa Temple . Wooden Amityus Buddha Statue, designated as National Treasure No.1182, is preserved here at Baekdamsa Temple. This Buddhist statue was made in 1748 during the reign of Yeongjo (reign 1724-1776) and is known as the most outstanding statue in the early 18th century. Currently remaining structures include Geukrakbojeon, Sanryeonggak, Hwaeomsil, Beophwasil, Jeongmun, and Yosachae. In the courtyard, there is a three-story stone temple remaining to this date. As for temples, Bongjeongam, Oseam, and Wonmyeongam remain till today. Baekdamsa Temple became famous after Manhae Han Yong-Un, a strong activist for national independence and poet, wrote his literary piece called “Nimui Chimmuk (Silence of the Beloved)” written at age 48. Today, Baekdamsa Temple has the Manhae Monument Hall, built to remember the spirit of Manhae Han Yong-Un.
    Directions :
    At Inje Terminal, take a bus to Yongdae-ri.
    Information :
    - Mt. Seoraksan National Park Administrative Office (Baekdam Branch)
      Tel: 033) 462-2554 (Kor)
    - Admission Fee:
      Adult (Age 20 or over) : 1,300 won
      Teenager (Age 14 to 19) : 600 won
      Children (13 or under) : 300 won

  • Naerincheon Valley
    Address : Gosa-ri, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Naerincheon River, the only river that flows north in Korea, crosses Hongcheon and Inje. The name "Naerin" ('cheon' means small river in Korean) is a compound word: 'Nae' is from Hongcheon-gun’s "Nae"-myeon area and 'Rin’ from Inje-gun’s "rin"-myeon area. Above the river are many fantastic rocks and stones, and the water that runs along the valley is so pure that you can clearly see the sand and pebbles at the bottom. Naerincheon Gyegok Valley starts near from Mt. Odaesan Valley and Hapganggyo Bridge and continues on for about 57 km. Since the range is so long, it is hard to pinpoint Naerincheon. Usually, when people say Naerincheon, they mean the downstream of Naerincheon. The upper stream of Naerincheon is again divided into Misan Valley or Moraeso Valley. Few people go there because it is hard to reach. On the upper stream of Bangtaecheon, which joins together with Naerincheon, is Jindong Valley, and to the north of Naerincheon is Mt. Jumbongsan, Mt. Bangtaesan, Bangdong Springs, and Mt. Bangtaesan Recreational Forest. Also, there are Hwangso and Seori Resorts in the mid-section of Naerincheon, and Piasi Valley downstream. Piasi is the area around Gosa-ri, Inje-eup. Piasigang River is the water stream between Hyeon-ri and Soyangho Lake. These are the most popular places. Around the water stream of Naerincheon, there are many mountains and branch streams. Wide woods and rocks join together well here, and are very attractive to families that visit here to play water sports, fishing and camping.
    Directions :
    At Hyeon-ri, take a taxi or bus to Naerincheon and get off at your desired location.
    Information :
    - Inje-Gun Tourist Information Department
      Tel: 033-460-2366(Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.inje.gangwon.kr (Kor, Eng)
    - Open : 7 days a week
    - Admission Fee: Free

  • Baekundong Valley
    Address : Gwuiddaegicheong-bong, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Baekundong Valley flows 5km from the valley of Mt. Deoktaesan and Mt. Seongaksan. There are oak trees and maple trees growing in thick clusters and clean waters flowing nearby. Baekundong Valley stands between the seven brother stones and Yongdam Waterfall, and starting from this point to Gwuiddegicheong Peak is Baekundong Valley. The rocks are connected in a long line and ponds can be seen here and there. On each side of the valley are rock walls, which make for some unforgettable scenery. Baekundong Valley maintains its natural beauty and majesty, which attracts many mountain climbers. Especially from the middle point where Jikbaekun and Gokbaekun combine to the Gugok Valley is the most magnificent scenery of Baekundong Valley. The largest waterfall of Baekundong Valley, called Baekun Waterfall, is about 30 meters high. The upper part of the waterfall has rocks lined up in a long line. The landscape of Mt. Seoraksan (inner side) seen from here is the representative natural scenery of Mt.Seoraksan.
    Directions :
    At Jinju, take the Daewonsa Temple/Jungsan-ri bound bus and get off at Baekun-ri.
    Information :
    - Baekdam Branch of Mt.Seoraksan Administration Office
      Tel: 033-462-2554 (Kor)
    - Admission Fee
      Adults (Age 20 and over) : 1,300 won
      Teenagers (Age 14-19) : 600 won
      Children (Age 13 and under) : 300 won

  • Jangsudae
    Address :
    Hangye-ri, Uk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon, Gangwon-do
    Description :
    Jangsudae is a traditional Korean house surrounded by a pine tree forest. It was built where the waterfall stream meets the Hangyecheon Stream, and Jayangjeon was originally built here. General Oh Deuk-Jun proposed to establish this site to pray for the souls of the soldiers who died in the Korean War. The south Korean soldiers built this traditional villa and named it Jangsudae. Lee Eun-Sang (1903-1982) wrote poems of the sorrow that the war had brought while he was at this place. Across the villa is the Jangsudae ticket booth, and this is the starting point of the mountain hiking of Daeseung Waterfall and Daeseungryeong. Nearby Jangsudae is Daesueng Waterfall and Oknyeotang, which is named after the story that an angel named 'Ok' was relaxing at the waterfall and was chased by a large centipede and had to run away to this bath. This site is a popular tourist site for the Gama-tang, Hangyesanseong Fortress, and Haneulbyeok where tourists come to relax. This villa has a capacity of 100 people, which is large for a villa in the mountains. The high peak you see over Hangyecheon Stream from Jangsudae is Mt. Garisan. It forms the mountaintop with Jugeokbong Peak and Three brother-bong peaks.
    Directions :
    At Inje Bus Terminal, take the Jangsudae bound bus. Get off at Jangsudae bus stop
    Information :
    - Jangsudae Office, Tel: 033-461-3476 (Kor)
    - Admission Fee
      Adults (Age 20 and over) : 1,300 won
      Teenagers (Age 14-19) : 600 won
      Children (Age 13 and under) : 300 won

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