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O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

0m    41974     2021-12-28

861, Seohang-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-580-7000

The O2 Ski Resort is located in Taebaek, Gangwon-do, the center of leisure in Korea. In summer, there is no heat wave nor mosquitos and in winter, it receives the first snowfall in Korea as well as the longest snow season. This town-style resort is located only ten minutes from downtown Taebaek and is a world-class leisure town with various facilties and sightseeing attractions nearby. The O2 Ski Resort has been specially designed for families with ski slopes for adults and a sledding hill and kids' park.

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

2.8 Km    9285     2021-06-01

4246-55, Taebaeksan-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-2828

With an elevation of 1,573 meters above sea level, Hambaeksan Mountain is the tallest mountain in the eastern part of Gangwon-do. The main ridge of the mountain stretches between the city of Taebaek to the east and Yeongwol and Jeongseon counties to the west. The mountain offers a fine vantage point from which to get a sweeping look at the entire region (including Taebaeksan and Baegunsan mountains) and commands a striking view of the sunrise over East Sea. The three starting points for hiking Hambaeksan Mountain are Dumundongjae Pass, Manhangjae Pass, and the entrance to the Jeokjoam Hermitage. The hiking path that begins at Dumundongjae Pass and leads to the peak is especially recommended for its scenic views. Hambaeksan Mountain is particularly well known for its breathtaking snowscapes and extensive wildflower beds.

Hambaeksan Mountain is also home to Jeongamsa Temple, which was built by Buddhist monk Jajangyulsa in the year 636 during the reign of Queen Seondeok of the Silla Kingdom. The temple is home to the Sumanotap Pagoda (Treasure No. 410) and is bordered by a stream that provides a natural habitat for the Brachmystax lenok (Natural Monument No. 73), a member of the trout family.

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

3.8 Km    8556     2021-07-26

12, Hwangjiyeonmot-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-2828

Hwangji Pond, located in downtown Taebaek, is a source of the Nakdonggang River, flowing all the way to the Yeongnam Plain. The pond is divided into three sections: Sangji, with a diameter of 100 meters, Jungji and Haji. Although it is small in size, the pond supplies 5,000 tons of water a day.

Taebaeksan Hanok Pension [Korea Quality] / 태백산 한옥펜션 [한국관광 품질인증]

Taebaeksan Hanok Pension [Korea Quality] / 태백산 한옥펜션 [한국관광 품질인증]

4.0 Km    6041     2020-09-10

34, Sorotgol-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-552-2367

Taebaeksan Hanok Pension (Taebaek Traditional Korean Guesthouse) is situated amid the clean highlands and beautiful scenery of the Taebaeksan and Hanbaeksan Mountains. This hanok guesthouse is full of antique items collected by the owner over a period of several years, creating a friendly atmosphere. Built using good-quality lumber that has lasted more than 200 years, this traditional guesthouse consists of 6 buildings of different sizes for various types of guests, including the Anchae, Sarangchae, Haengrangchae, and Dwianchae. In particular, the cozy studio-type house is popular among young people. The guesthouse was restored and opened in August 2007 by the owner couple following their return to their hometown after an absence of 42 years. As they have an interest in antiques, guests will find many interesting objects around the house, including a waterwheel, millstone, threshing instrument, and puffed grain manufacturing machine in the yard. In general, Inje, Taebaek, and Daegwalleyong are well known for their clean air in Korea. The guesthouse offers beautiful seasonal views against a backdrop of majestic mountains. Guests can enjoy traveling around the surrounding tourist destinations and take a good rest amid the cool mountain breeze even in summer, and admire the snowbound natural landscape in winter. Of the nearby tourist attractions Cheoram Village, an ancient miners’ village, and Guwau Village, which holds the annual Sunflower Festival every August, are highly recommended. During the summer, guests can enjoy eating a sweet, refreshing watermelon while sitting on a straw mat or a BBQ in the yard. The owner may even offer guests baked sweet potatoes during the long winter nights. Furthermore, the guesthouse provides interesting traditional Korean culture and game programs including a Traditional Korean Wedding Ceremony, a Game of Yut, Rolling a Hoop, and Pounding Rice for Cakes.

Taebaek Sangjang-dong Mural Village (태백 상장동 벽화마을)

Taebaek Sangjang-dong Mural Village (태백 상장동 벽화마을)

4.5 Km    6418     2019-08-01

64, Sangjangnam-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-2828

Taebaek Sangjang-dong Mural Village, also called “Nambu Village”, is located in Sangjang-dong, Taebaek-si as the name refers. The village has been improved upon by residents who volunteered and shared their artistic talents to participate in Taebaek-si’s new village movement in 2011. Each alley throughout the village gives a unique and refreshing ambience that created a turning point in the village. Also, valuable events such as ‘Yeontan (briquette) painting contest’ are held for students and families to participate in and share their warm hearts. The Central Inland Region Train (O-Train), which began operating as of April 12, 2013 by Korail, stops in Taebaek-si, so tourists can easily reach the mural village via train.

Taebaeksan National Park (태백산 국립공원)

Taebaeksan National Park (태백산 국립공원)

4.5 Km    45903     2021-08-30

4778, Taebaeksan-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-0000

Taebaeksan Mountain range encompasses several peaks such as Yeongbong Peak (alt. 1,560 m), where in the past, people would conduct rites to venerate Heaven at Cheonjedan Altar; Janggunbong Peak (alt. 1,567 m), Munsubong Peak (alt. 1,517 m), and its summit of Hambaeksan Mountain (alt. 1,572 m). Taebaeksan Mountain serves as a home to diverse wild animals and plants, including several endangered species. The higher plains are covered with alpine vegetation. The mountain becomes hot pink with mountain rhododendron and azalea in the spring; green with thick forest and pristine waters in the summer; rainbow colored with changing leaves in the fall; and white with snow in the winter.

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산눈축제)

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산눈축제)

5.6 Km    91578     2020-03-24

168, Cheonjedan-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-550-2085

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival presents large-scale snow sculptures in the national park, Jungang-ro, Hwangji Pond and other downtown areas. Also, various programs like Taebaeksan Mountain Snowflake Hiking Competition, Igloo Café, ice fountain, snow sliding, starlight festival, and more are planned for a fun and fantastic festival.

Cheonjedan Altar on Taebaeksan Mountain (태백산 천제단)

Cheonjedan Altar on Taebaeksan Mountain (태백산 천제단)

5.6 Km    7987     2021-01-18

168, Cheonjedan-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-0031

Cheonjedan Altar is a set of altars that were set up by people in the past to offer goods to the heavens. Old records such as the "Samguksagi (History of the Three Kingdoms)" state that the Silla kingdom organized rituals in Taebaeksan Mountain, as it was considered a sacred mountain.

Cheonjedan Altar consists of three altars with the main Cheonwangdan Altar at the center; Janggundan Altar to the north; and Hadan Altar (Lower Altar) to the south. The altars were built by stackings stones to serve as a holy fortress. Cheonwangdan Altar is made of natural stones. It has an oval shape and measures 27.5 meters in circumference, 3 meters in x_height.

Taebaek Guwau Village (Alpine Botanical Garden) (태백 구와우마을(고원자생식물원))

Taebaek Guwau Village (Alpine Botanical Garden) (태백 구와우마을(고원자생식물원))

5.6 Km    6752     2021-05-14

38-33, Guwau-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-553-9707

Guwau Village is located below Pijae Hill (also called Samsuryeong) at the entrance to Maebongsan Mountain. The village got its name because its topography resembles the scenery of nine cows peacefully lying around. The Alpine Botanical Garden is located 800-900 meters above sea level and protects the endangered alpine plant species from disappearing.

The botanical garden also offers visitors an opportunity to conveniently observe some rare flowers and plants. In August, when the sunflowers are in full bloom, the Taebaek Sunflower Festival is held at Guwau Village. In addition to celebrating the area’s wide array of colorful flowers, the festival also has a variety of attractions such as a drawing exhibition, a photo exhibition, and an environmental sculpture exhibition using repurposed materials.

Taebaek Coal Museum (태백석탄박물관)

Taebaek Coal Museum (태백석탄박물관)

5.9 Km    1619     2019-02-08

195, Cheonjedan-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-552-7730

Taebaek Coal Museum is located where coal was first discovered within Korea. While coal has declined in use, the resource served an important role in the modernization of the nation. The museum is a place where you can learn about the history of Korea’s coal industry through well-organized exhibitions.

Samtan Art Mine (삼탄아트마인)

Samtan Art Mine (삼탄아트마인)

6.0 Km    6497     2021-03-26

1445-44, Hambaeksan-ro, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
82-33-591-3001

Samtan Art Mine is an art complex transformed from an abandoned mine. After being used as a coal mine for 40 years, the mine turned into an art complex in 2001. With more than 100,000 art works on exhibit as well as the harmony between the art installations and the interior, which still maintains elements of the former coal mine, the art mine creates a unique atmosphere that cannot be found elsewhere. With lots to see and the availability of many special programs, Samtan Art Mine offers an unique experience and serves as a great photo spot for tourists.

High1choochoopark [Korea Quality] / 하이원추추파크 [한국관광 품질인증]

High1choochoopark [Korea Quality] / 하이원추추파크 [한국관광 품질인증]

8.2 Km    4538     2020-12-21

99, Simponam-gil, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
82-33-550-7750

High 1 Choochoo Park in Samcheok, Gangwon-do is the first, longest, and best experience resort. It's the only train theme park in Korea featuring mountain rails and Yeongdong Railway, making it a great trexperiencenation with lodging. The resort boasts of the 'Switchback Train' on a zigzag railway, inclined train modeled after the mountain railway in Switzerland, mini train, 30 guestrooms, and auto camping that can accommodate 31 camping cars. There are a number of popular tourist attractions including Saecheonnyeon Road and Janghohang Port, which is called the 'Napoli of Korea' for its picturesque landscape and where visitors can enjoy snorkeling and rafting.