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Gangchon Rail Park (강촌 레일파크)

Gangchon Rail Park (강촌 레일파크)

7.1 Km    74118     2020-03-23

1383, Gimyujeong-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-245-1000

When the Gyeongchun Line, a double-tracked railway line connecting Seoul and Chuncheon, opened on December 20, 2010, it replaced the Mugunghwa train that traveled this route for 70 years. Built on the discontinued train line, Gangchon Rail Park is a popular tourist attraction where visitors can pedal along old railroad tracks while taking in the lovely Bukhangang River scenery.

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum (춘천막국수체험박물관)

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum (춘천막국수체험박물관)

8.1 Km    24701     2020-05-14

264, Sinbuk-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-244-8869

Opened in August 2006, the Chuncheon Makguksu Museum is all about makguksu, one of the representative local dishes of Chuncheon. Makguksu is a dish of buckwheat noodles served in cold kimchi broth. The museum consists of a buckwheat exhibition hall and a makguksu experience hall.

The buckwheat exhibition hall displays materials and information on the origin and distribution of buckwheat, its history, and related foods. Visitors can get a glimpse of the variety of makguksu noodles throughout its development over time.

Deungseonpokpo Falls (Samaksan Mountain) (등선폭포(삼악산))

Deungseonpokpo Falls (Samaksan Mountain) (등선폭포(삼악산))

8.2 Km    9395     2018-10-26

Gyeongchun-ro, Seo-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-244-2331

Deungseonpokpo Falls is located 80km north of Seoul and 10km southwest of Chucheon. It is situated inside of a 100m valley along the Gyeongchun National Highway, perfect for a short trip or one-day tour course from Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, or Incheon areas.

Samaksan Mountain (Chuncheon) (삼악산 (춘천))

Samaksan Mountain (Chuncheon) (삼악산 (춘천))

8.3 Km    12530     2019-07-12

1401-25, Gyeongchun-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-262-2215

Located just outside of Seoul, Samaksan Mountain and Deungseonpokpo Fall is the perfect destination for weekend outings for those in the Seoul and Gyeonggi areas.

The most popular hiking course on the mountain (appropriate even for beginners) starts from one waterfall (which is fairly small with a x_height of 10m) and passes two other waterfalls, and Seonnyeotang. The course runs all the way to the top of Samaksan (655.8m).

The mountain has several steep valleys and unique rock formations covered with thick forests. Looking down from the top, a stunning panoramic view of Uiamho Lake and Bukhangang River (and its many small islands) unfolds below.

Gangchon Resort (강촌유원지)

Gangchon Resort (강촌유원지)

10.8 Km    41653     2020-03-18

34, Gangchon-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-250-3896

The Gangchon Resort is a small village nestled along the Bukhangang River in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. The river is on one side of the village, while Bonghwasan Mountain and Samaksan Mountain are on the opposite side, creating a beautiful scenery from all directions.

Gangchon Station is conveniently located near the entrance to the recreational area. Many young couples enjoy taking the romantic train rides to this cozy little village.

The village area has campgrounds, a youth hostel and other lodging facilities, bicycle paths, bungee jump facilities and many other recreational areas.

In addition, the area is especially famous for mountain biking. There are many places to rent bicycles; for those who are not accustomed to mountain biking, motorized bicycles are also available. The most popular bicycle course is the well-made route to Gugokpokpo Waterfall. Bicycles can be left in the parking lot located near the entrance to the waterfalls. From the entrance, it is just a short hike up to the waterfall. The 67 meter high waterfall is a natural wonder. People flock to this spot in the summer to escape the heat and in the winter to see the ice sheets gracefully frozen in time.

Soyang Dam (소양댐)

Soyang Dam (소양댐)

11.1 Km    24415     2020-03-27

1128, Sinsaembat-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-242-2455

Built in October 1973, Soyang Dam is Asia's largest and the world's fourth largest rock-fill dam. It stands 123 meters high and 530 meters long, and can generate 200,000kW/h of electricity. It serves multiple purposes including flood control, hydroelectric power generation, irrigation, and fishing. It holds 29 million tons of water, which has become Soyangho Lake, Korea's largest man-made lake. Spanning a large area that borders the Gangwon-do cities and districts of Chuncheon, Hongcheon, Yanggu and Inje, the lake is often referred to as an "inland sea". Passenger ferries bound for Yanggu and Inje run along the 60 kilometer-long water route that leads to Seoraksan Mountain.

Soyangho Lake Ferry (소양호 유람선)

Soyangho Lake Ferry (소양호 유람선)

11.4 Km    4945     2020-04-28

1133, Sinsaembat-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-242-2455

Soyangho Lake was created by the building of Soyanggang Dam in 1973, and holds approximately 2.7 billion tons of water. It is the largest lake in Korea, earning it the nickname of the "inland sea." Islands dot the landscape, and the lake is home to over 50 types of freshwater fish, making it a popular destination for watersports and fishing.

Gangchon Youth Hostel (강촌 유스호스텔)

Gangchon Youth Hostel (강촌 유스호스텔)

11.7 Km    14252     2020-04-24

62-9, Gangchongugok-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-262-1201

Gangchon Youth Hostel offers travelers with a safe and comfortable accomodation at a low cost. The hostel also offers sports facillities, cooking area and more for the convenience of visitors.

Chuncheon Soyangho Lake (소양호 (춘천))

Chuncheon Soyangho Lake (소양호 (춘천))

11.8 Km    27910     2019-09-24

Buksan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-242-2455

Soyangho Lake was created by the building of Soyang Dam in 1973. Soyangho Lake is famous for catching freshwater fish, such as trout, carp, smelt, and eel. The waterway stretches all the way to Inje, with beautiful scenic views. Water sports can be enjoyed from the dock near Soyang Dam, with boat rides to Cheongpyeongsa Temple as well as around the lake. Many cafes and restaurants are located around the lake, making it a great vacation spot.

Gimyujeong Station (김유정역)

6.7 Km    3657     2017-11-30

1435, Gimyujeong-ro, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Gimyujeong Station is named after the prominent local Korean writer Kim You-jeong. It was the first time using a person's name for a train station and is located between Gangchon and Namchuncheon Stations on Gyeongchun Line. The station commenced operations on July 25, 1939 under the name called Sinnam Station. The name of the station was changed to the current name in December 2004. As of December 21, 2010, the station was officially transferred to the current location after the Gyeongchun Line of Seoul Metropolitan Subway started to operate. Kim You-jeong House of Literature and Sindong-myeon community office and post office are located nearby.

Chuncheon Oksanga - Okgwangsan Jade Mine (춘천 옥산가 (옥광산))

8.4 Km    14372     2020-06-17

228, Geumok-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-1544-0741

Oksanga is the only jade mine in Korea and the only white jade mine in the world. It was built in 1972 with the sole purpose of creating a jade mining facility. It now offers tours of the caves and even a steam sauna experience. Various jade formations along both sides of the cave lead to a long platform where visitors can stop for a break. A gift shop also offers a wide range of jades and related products at discounted prices including rings, necklaces, and even beds as well as a restaurant serving foods made with water gathered from the cave.

Gangchon Station (강촌역)

11.5 Km    2864     2017-05-25

34, Gangchon-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Located in 34, Gangchon-ro, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, Gangchon Station is a train station that is part of Gyeongchun Line. It is situated between Gimyujeong Station and Baegyang-ri Station. Gyeongchun Line connects Seoul with its surrounding cities and began its operation on December 21, 2010. Beginning from August 1, 2011, rapid trains began to make stops at this station even on weekdays. However, since the addition of ITX-Cheongchun Train, rapid trains are no longer in operation.