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Deogyusan National Recreational Forest (국립 덕유산자연휴양림)

Deogyusan National Recreational Forest (국립 덕유산자연휴양림)

0m    28306     2020-09-14

530-62, Gucheondong-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-1097

Deogyusan National Recreational Forest is located south of Muju near Gucheon-dong Valley and Deogyusan National Park. The lush forest of larch and pine nut trees creates a cool ambience for relaxation. The recreational forest features a biking trail, and is near Deogyusan Ski Resort and other leisure facilities.

Muju Tovice Condominium (토비스콘도 무주)

Muju Tovice Condominium (토비스콘도 무주)

2.4 Km    10011     2019-08-12

350, Gucheondong-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-6411

Muju Tovice Condominium offers guestrooms in a variety of sizes, as well as many amenities. There are many historical and natural attractions in the surrounding area.

Seolguk pension [Korea Quality] / 설국 [한국관광 품질인증]

Seolguk pension [Korea Quality] / 설국 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.1 Km    3135     2020-09-10

9-7, Wonsamgong 2-gil, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-10-2367-0101

Seolguk is a three-story wooden pension located in Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do. The place is most beautiful in winter when it's covered with snow. It has 14 simple and clean rooms. All the refrigerators are left open for ventilation when the room is empty. There is a ski resort that is a mere 3-minute ride from the pension, making it a convenient place to lodge for those coming for winter sports. Also near Deogyusan Mountain is a mountain trail that takes 30 minutes to complete, making it a great place to stay for those who need to relax in nature away from the hectic city life. All the rooms are named after famous novelists such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Thomas Mann. Most of the guestrooms have two floors.

MUJU Resortel [Korea Quality] / 무주리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

MUJU Resortel [Korea Quality] / 무주리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.2 Km    699     2020-09-09

878, Gucheondong-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-10-8628-1217

Muju Resortel is located near Muju Deogyusan Resort in Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, on a high plain where the air is fresh and the sound of the stream flowing down the valley can be heard. It’s a three-story building with 23 rooms, which are clean and comfortable. It serves a hearty breakfast, which is good news for the active guests visiting the area for hiking or winter sports. It also has a restaurant that serves good Korean food after breakfast time. All the rooms have a modern and stylish interior, and are furnished with hotel-quality sheets and blankets, which make it a popular choice among business travelers as well as tourists.

Muju Gucheong-dong Special Tourist Zone (무주구천동관광특구)

Muju Gucheong-dong Special Tourist Zone (무주구천동관광특구)

3.6 Km    5425     2019-12-23

Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-320-2114

At the heart of the Muju Gucheondong Special Tourist Zone is Muju Gucheondong Valley. The outer parts of Deogyusan National Park and the mountain’s natural recreation forest are also part of the special tourist zone.

The 30-kilometer-long Muju Gucheondong Valley is located to the north of Deogyusan National Park. The calm and soothing sound of the water flowing through a lush forest make this a great summer destination. The 33 scenic points of Gucheondong include Eunguam Rock, Haksodae Falls, Waryongdam Pond, Gucheon Waterfall and Yeonhwa Waterfall. In the summer, visitors can see the rare sight of fireflies in their natural habitat. The fall foliage in autumn and the winter snowscape are also quite exquisite.

Within the vicinity of Muju Gucheondong is Muju Resort. The resort complex is made up of a family hotel, resort condominium and various recreational facilities where visitors can enjoy skiing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Visitors can take the gondola from the resort all the way up to Deogyusan Mountain’s Seolcheonbong Peak (1,520 meters). From, there, they can easily reach the summit at Hyangjeokbong Peak (1,614 meters).

Taekwondowon, located near the Muju Gucheondong Special Tourist Zone, offers a hands-on Taekwondo experience program. Those who are interested in learning Taekwondo can take part in a 1-day program which includes a Taekwondo demonstration, a Taekwondo class (basic movements), and board breaking.


[Muju Gucheondong Special Tourist Zone]
Areas Covered: Mupung-myeon (Samgoe-ri) and Seolcheon-myeon (Samgong-ri and Simgok-ri) in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Area size: 7,610,000 ㎡
Tourist Attractions: Deogyusan National Park, 33 Scenic Views of Muju, Gucheondong Valley, Muju Resort, forest park, Taekwondowon, Muju Hyanggyo (Confucian school), Baengnyeonsa Temple, Jeoksansanseong Fortress, etc.

Jeil san jang [Korea Quality] / 제일산장 [한국관광 품질인증]

Jeil san jang [Korea Quality] / 제일산장 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.6 Km    4786     2020-09-09

156, Gucheondong 1-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-3100

Jeil Sanjang is situated amid the beautiful landscape of Deogyusan National Park in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, right next to a valley with a stream. It has two different types of guestrooms: guestrooms with a kitchen and condominium-style rooms without a kitchen. There is an outdoor kitchen that can be shared among the guests. The guestrooms are spacious and comfortable like a family room and available in different sizes that can accommodate between 2 and 8 people. In addition to the guestrooms furnished with a bed, there are also Korean-style rooms without a bed for those who prefer to sleep on the floor. Nearby tourist destinations include Muju Gucheondong, Muju Resort, 33 Scenic Views of Muju Gucheondong such as the 10 ponds along the 30km-long valley between Najetongmun Gate in Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun to Baengnyeonsa Temple, and 11 Scenic Views of Anseong Valley including Yongchu Falls and Chiryeon Falls.

Deogyusan National Park (덕유산국립공원 (본소,적상분소))

Deogyusan National Park (덕유산국립공원 (본소,적상분소))

3.6 Km    26636     2020-06-11

159, Gucheondong 1-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-3174

Deogyusan National Park covers Geochang-gun of Gyeongsangnam-do and Muju-gun of Jeollabuk-do. Starting from Deogyusan Mountain's main peak, Hyangjeokbong, the ridges are about 1300m above sea level, and as it stretches southwestward for about 18km, it branches out in many directions to create a long series of mountains. For every branch of the mountain ridgeline, there are matching valleys at Deogyusan Mountain.

Among these valleys, Mujugucheondong Valley, stretching 25km from the Deogyu peak to Seolcheon River on the north, is the most famous. There are 33 wonderful scenes in the valley that are praised for their beauty, called Gucheondong 33 Kyeong. Susimdae is a valley 400m deep. Because water as clear as jade flows through here, it is also referred to as Suhwa.

Deogyusan Mountain also has three valleys that are grouped together: the Chilyeon, Jeoksang, and Munan. Among them the Chilyeon Valley is the most beautiful. It is famous for its Chilyeon Waterfall, where clear water passes by thick pine forest and winds through a series of rock formations. This water current has created seven ponds, and the way they are all lined up makes up for a very interesting view. Clear water circulates into each of these ponds, and then flows into another pond to create a series of seven segmented waterfalls. The Chilyeon Waterfall complements the surrounding old pine trees and maple trees. In the summer, many vacationers, and in the fall, people looking for autumn colored leaves visit this area.

Deogyusan Mountain has many beautiful valleys, waterfalls, pine forests, and intresting rock formations. Mujugucheon-dong local officials, in conjunction with the National Park Administration Office, provide visitors with many convenient facilities in order to make for a pleasurable stay.

Gucheondonggyegok Valley (구천동 계곡)

Gucheondonggyegok Valley (구천동 계곡)

3.6 Km    15793     2018-10-29

Dugil-ri, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-3174

Gucheondonggyegok Valley is located within Deogyusan Mountain in Jeollabuk-do, and is often referred to as Mujugucheon-dong, meaning the 25 km stretch of land and water from Najetongmun to Deogyusan Mountain's Baengnyeonsa Temple. Muju Gucheondonggyegok Valley is not a deep valley. However, the valley flows through a lush forest that's quite beautiful. The calm and soothing sounds of the river are very refreshing.

The 33 scenic points of Gucheondonggyegok Valley are what make it so famous. Of the 33, the most famous are Najetongmun and Sushimdae. Najetongmun, the first scenic point is a huge boulder with a hole through it like a tunnel. During the Samguk era, this spot once served as the border between the Silla and Baekje nations. Because it was the dividing line between the two nations, even to this day, the east and west side's speech and customs are different. No one knows how the hole got there, but the experience of walking through it is quite interesting. Sushimdae, the 12th scenic point, is a valley approximately 400 m in length. It is surrounded by mountain cliffs, which makes the area resemble Geumgangsan Mountain, therefore it is often referred to as Sogeumgangsan Mountain, or little Geumgangsan Mountain. The clear water and beautiful scenery makes this spot a must-see.

Many people come to Muju Gucheondonggyegok Valley for trekking. The trails go from Deogyusan National Park to Baengnyeonsa Temple. It's a 3-hour roundtrip hike for this 6 km trail. Though it is a mountain trail, it is not that steep, making it ideal for trekking.

Deogyusan Leisure Biketel [Korea Quality] / 무주 덕유산 레저바이크텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

Deogyusan Leisure Biketel [Korea Quality] / 무주 덕유산 레저바이크텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

4.0 Km    3194     2020-09-09

968, Gucheondong-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-2882, +82-10-6235-8587

Muju Deogyusan Leisure Biketel is located in the valley of Gucheon-dong, Muju, which is one of the best places in Korea to enjoy various types of leports. Built by Muju-gun Office for mountain biking clubs and other sports clubs, the guesthouse also serves as a one-stop shop for those wishing to lodge, repair their bicycle, obtain tourist information, and buy local specialties. The "Chinese Duck", "Japanese Yew", and "Royal Azalea" Rooms are large guestrooms designed for groups and families. The "Royal Azalea" Room in particular is big enough to accommodate up to 15 people, making it a great choice for mountain biking clubs, seminar, and families. There are very affordable guestrooms that only cost KRW 10,000 per person as well.

Moonriver [Korea Quality] / 문리버펜션 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.0 Km    218     2020-09-02

289-4, Gucheondong-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-7009

Located on one side of Deokyusan Mountain, Moonriver Pension is a comfortable retreat in the midst of the nature of Muju. Surrounded by the majestic Deokyusan Mountain (1,614 meters above sea level) and valley, guests will find both their body and mind recharged by the beautiful nature. Behind the wooden lodge are a forest and a valley running in front of it. With a flat bench prepared in the summer, it is a nice place for guests to play in the water safely. After dinner, you might encounter some fireflies while stretching your legs around the valley. From the lodging place, Muju Gucheondong Valley is about 5 minutes away, and Muju Resort is about 10 minutes away, both by car. It takes about 5 minutes to reach Deokyusan National Park and about 20 minutes to get to Taekwondo Park. Situated on the border between Muju and Geochang, the Pension is frequently visited by mountain climbers of the backbone mountains of Korea. With the Baekdudaegan Ecological Education Museum in Geochang about 2 minutes away, the preschooler experience center in the museum is worth visiting for families with children. There are also farms offering strawberry, apple, and watermelon experience around the accommodations.

Dasup pension[Korea Quality] / 다숲펜션[한국관광 품질인증/Korea Quality]

3.7 Km    454     2020-08-05

149, Gucheondong 1-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-3379

Located in Deogyusan National Park in Muju, North Jeolla Province, Dasup Pension is the best place to experience the clear air and beautiful nature of Deogyusan Mountain. Its front is dominated by the Gucheondong Valley, while the back is surrounded by the changing faces of Deogyusan Mountain across the seasons. The warm reception of the owners makes the stay much more comfortable. There are a total of 20 rooms ranging from double to triple occupancy to 12-person pension rooms. Guests can choose between traditional Korean floor bedding rooms and bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with a TV, refrigerator, dressing table, hairdryer, and toiletries. Pension rooms allow for cooking within the unit, making it an ideal choice for family travelers. The wooden finish of the rooms is a unique attraction in the pension as well. Dasup Pension also contains a shared kitchen and an outdoor barbeque area for guests, and amenities, such as a ski shop and a soccer field, which make the pension a great place for group trips. Guests can rent skis, snowboards, and other equipment in the ski shop during the winter. There is also a shuttle bus to Muju Resort, one of the most well-known winter sports facilities in Korea. Other tourist sites in the region include Bandi Land and Muju Meoru Wine Cave, which are located 30 min away from the pension by car.

Muju Sunflower Pension&Hostel [Korea Quality] / 무주해바라기펜션호스텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.8 Km    175     2020-09-09

129-15, Gucheondong 1-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-10-6533-3631

Muju Sun Flower Cottage Hostel is a family-friendly rental cottage located in the Muju Gucheon-dong Tourist District. It is a great place to appreciate the beautiful, majestic scenery of Muju and refresh yourself in the midst of Gucheondong Valley's clean nature. In particular, Muju Sun Flower Cottage Hostel is adjacent to the valley located in the upstreammost part of the tourist district, fully benefiting from the goodness of the region with its great mountain and clean water. With its deck near the valley, the place is just right for spending time playing in the water during summer and looking at the scenery of the valley during spring and autumn. The herbal tea provided to the guests is brewed from the wild herbs collected and roasted by the owner and is on the house. At the cafe, guests can help themselves to the herbal tea, coffee, toast, and fried eggs for breakfast. The room names Sunflower, bellflower, daffodil, cherry flowers, etc. are easy on the ear. All rooms are heated from the floor (Ondol) and are in the color of lavender, creating a comfortable atmosphere.