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Center of Korea Observatory (국토정중앙천문대)

Center of Korea Observatory (국토정중앙천문대)

0m    5247     2020-11-27

127, Guktojeongjungang-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2586

The Center of Korea Observatory in Yanggu-gun is named for its location at the center of the Korean Peninsula. It is equipped with an 80-centimeter reflecting telescope. There is also an exhibition hall providing the most recent astronomy news, a planetarium showing the night sky, and a range of hands-on programs.

Park Soo Keun Museum (박수근미술관)

Park Soo Keun Museum (박수근미술관)

5.2 Km    7505     2020-05-14

265-15, Parksookeun-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2655

Park Soo Keun (1914-1965) was an artist who devoted his life to drawing the lives of ordinary people with a warm gaze. The Park Soo Keum Museum, which has a floor space of 700 square meters, is built upon the artist’s birthplace in his hometown in Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do. The museum was founded with the intent to develop into a major cultural space for the region and to honor Park Soo Keun’s life and art. The collection of Park Soo Keun’s artworks shown at the museum include: three oil paintings including ‘Two Men Sitting’, a number of prints such as ‘The Tree and Two Ladies’ and ‘Tapdori’, the watercolor painting ‘Watercolors’, and dozens of other drawings.

Soyangho Lake (Yanggu Section) (소양호(양구))

Soyangho Lake (Yanggu Section) (소양호(양구))

5.5 Km    6766     2019-12-06

Seokhyeon-ri & Woongjin-ri & Suin-ri, Yanggu-eup, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2251

Soyangho Lake is a man-made lake that was created when Soyang Dam, the biggest rock-filled dam in Asia, was built in 1973. The lake is a hotspot for marine tourism and the lakeside road is an important route that connects Chuncheon and Yanggu. You can travel overland for an hour to get to the dam or take the Kwaeryongho Boat, a hovercraft that operates regularly on Soyangho Lake, and get there in 30 minutes. The hovercraft travels by ejecting air against the surface below, sending up a spray of water on either side of the boat to the delight of passengers. Once you are in the valley, you can see fish farms floating among the islets. When the water level is high, you can travel on the lake all the way to Inje and Sinnam enjoying the beautiful scenery of Seoraksan Mountain. Both tourists and locals regularly make use of the ferry service.

Yanggu Prehistory Museum (양구선사박물관)

Yanggu Prehistory Museum (양구선사박물관)

7.0 Km    3139     2020-11-27

439-52, Geumgangsan-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2677

Yanggu Prehistory Museum displays artifacts from the Paleolithic Age found in Sangmuryong-ri, Yanggu-eup and the Neolith Age discovered in Hyeon-ri, Haean-myeon. It is the first prehistory museum in the nation and aims to teach visitors about Korean prehistoric culture in an manner easy to understand.

Paroho Lake - Yanggu (파로호(양구))

Paroho Lake - Yanggu (파로호(양구))

7.5 Km    4829     2020-04-28

Lower section of Seocheon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2251

Paroho Lake is a man-made lake that was completed in 1943. The lake was created due to the construction of a hydraulic power plant in Hwacheon during Japanese colonial period. The name was given after President Syngman Rhee designated a plaque in his own handwriting naming the body of water ‘Paroho Lake’ during the Korean War after a victorious feat in a battle against the Chinese army. The power plant has a generation capacity of 105,000 kilowatts, and the lake is one of the top fishing grounds in Korea as it is abundant in freshwater fish.

The area boasts several splendid views and a former president built his country home on the lake. Relics from the Stone Age and New Stone Age were found to be well preserved in the area. Twenty-one dolmens were found on the lake grounds, as well as 4,000 pieces of Prehistoric relics used during Paleolithic age, drawing interest from the academic field. Recently, habitats of mandarin ducks, a national natural monument, were found near the Paroho lakeside.

Gwangchi Recreational Forest (광치자연휴양림)

Gwangchi Recreational Forest (광치자연휴양림)

8.9 Km    3170     2020-08-04

265, Gwangchiryeong-ro 1794beon-gil, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-482-3115

Gwangchi Recreational Forest is located near Gwangchiryeong Pass (alt. 800 meters). The pass encompasses waterfalls and valleys in a dense forest. Gwangchi Tunnel connects the areas of Yanggu and Inje to the East Sea, making the forest a great addition to travel itineraries. The recreational area serves as a retreat for residents and helps to support the local economy through tourism.

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

10.0 Km    29062     2020-02-14

555-2 beon-ji, Bupyeong-ri, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1577-8924

The Inje Icefish Festival takes place within the pristine nature of Inje. Visitors can enjoy fishing as well as other exciting winter activities. The festival was first held in 1997 and has grown with each year thanks to the interest and support of visitors.

Soyangho Lake (Inje Section) (소양호-인제)

Soyangho Lake (Inje Section) (소양호-인제)

11.7 Km    8007     2019-12-05

133, Wonnam-ro, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-460-2081~4, +82-33-460-2170

Soyangho Lake (소양호), one of the biggest manmade lakes in Korea, along with Chungjuho Lake (충주호), was created in 1973 when the world’s fourth largest dam, Soyang Dam, standing 123 meters high, was constructed. The 60-kilometer watercourse connecting Chuncheon and Inje is a route along which you can enjoy the beautiful hills and streams of Naeseorak. In the Inje section, upstream of the lake, there are various species of fish such as carp, crusian, leather carp, mandarin fish and pond smelt, attracting many tourists and fisherman. Fishing spots are found in areas such as Gunchukgyo Bridge, Bupyeong, Gwandae-ri, and Sangsunaeri Fishing Pier. Also, from December and March when a portion of the lake near Gunchukgyo Bridge freezes, you can bore holes through the ice sheet and enjoy ice-fishing for pond smelt.

INJE HOTEL [Korea Quality] / 인제호텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

INJE HOTEL [Korea Quality] / 인제호텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

12.4 Km    309     2019-12-06

4, Inje-ro 187beon-gil, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-10-5215-1551

Located in Inje-eup, Inje Hotel has 36 rooms in a building with 7 floors above the ground and 2 floors in the basement. In addition to 22 regular rooms, there are VIP Room, large Ondol Room, and Special Room that can be used by different numbers of people and for various occasions. The VIP Room is a twin room equipped with a sofa and table. There is a communal shower facility outside the room that can be used when the bathroom en suite is occupied. There is a Korean restaurant on the first floor. The flower bed and tea table outside the first floor is a great place to rest. A free fax machine and a vending machine for beverage and ramen are located in the lobby. There is also a water purifier with hot water and a microwave that can be used to prepare snacks. Brewed coffee is available all the time. You can have an unobstructed view of Inje town in the lounge on the 7thfloorofthehotel. Being near the Inje Intercity Bus Terminal, Inje Hotel gives a good access to public transportation and tourist attractions such as Inje Mountain Village Folk Museum, Inje Culture & Welfare Center, and Inje Theme Park which are located within 1km from the hotel.

X-game Resort (Naerincheon Bungee Jumping) (엑스게임리조트(내린천 번지점프))

X-game Resort (Naerincheon Bungee Jumping) (엑스게임리조트(내린천 번지점프))

13.9 Km    26737     2020-08-26

2254, Seorak-ro, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-461-5216

Situated in Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, X-game Resort Naerincheon (Stream) Bungee Jumping is a leaning tower style bungee jumping facility, like those common in Australia. To secure safety, the facility is tilted at 60 degrees and flanked by steel frames on both sides. Adopting technologies employed by Bungee Big, a renowned company in Australia, it offers one of the safest bungee jumping experiences for visitors. The 63 meter high jump platform will give visitors a thrill as they jump towards the stream below.

For those who have fear of bungee jumping, try Slingshots, that shoots up to the sky. They are easily accessible and ideal for family visitors and couples. Two people at a time can ride the slingshots, and there are two towers (30 meters high) supporting slingshots on both sides. Shot from the bottom, slingshots can fly one and half times as high as the x_height of the jumping facility. Flying over 45 meters in a matter of seconds, slingshots offer extreme thrills for friends, couples, or family visitors.

Yanggu Eco-Botanical Garden (양구생태식물원)

Yanggu Eco-Botanical Garden (양구생태식물원)

14.3 Km    4048     2020-08-31

169, Sumgol-ro 310beon-gil, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2529

First opened in June 2004, Yanggu Eco-Botanical Garden was built on a total area of 189,141 ㎡. Nearly 3.1 billion Korean won (approximately 3 million USD) was spent on the construction and it was built to be developed into a South and North Korean ecosystem restoration center. Located in the northernmost region of South Korea, it houses more than 400 rare plants including plants that are Korean native species and protected by Korean Ministry of Environment.

The garden is divided into six parts by their features including a botanical garden, natural forest, and facilities zone. In the botanical garden, rare plants such as northern native plants and alpine plants that are naturally grown in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and Yanggu area are displayed in one place.

There are also walking trails, a medicinal plants exhibition hall, plant nursery, and greenhouse. To add a natural and lively touch to the garden, a mountain stream zone and wetlands zone were prepared to provide people with the chance to enjoy the pleasant sound of running water.

BENIKEA KCP Hotel (베니키아 KCP 호텔)

6.6 Km    2730     2019-11-07

993-19, Paroho-ro, Yanggu-eup, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-482-7700

BENIKEA KCP Hotel is located in Yanggu-gun, a place surrounded by natural beauty and clear waters. Yanggu holds high artistic value for being the hometown of the late artist Park Soogeun. Several of the most hard-fought battles during the Korean War took place in Yanggu, and the scars of war still remain there.

The hotel has 48 guestrooms, Korean restaurant, Western restaurant, bar, coffee shop, banquet room, and sauna.