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

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

0m    3757     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.

Taebaeksan National Park (태백산 국립공원)

Taebaeksan National Park (태백산 국립공원)

970m    43559     2020-06-11

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

Taebaeksan Mountain encompasses several peaks such as Yeongbong Peak, where in the past, people would conduct rites to venerate Heaven at Cheonjedan (Important Folklore Cultural Heritage No. 228), Janggunbong Peak (1,567m) and Munsubong Peak (1,517m). The mountain is rather high but easy to hike since it is relatively smooth and has few cliffs. 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 is one of the three sacred mountains of Korea and the sunrise observed at Cheonjedan is simply breathtaking. There is a ritual site for Dangun in Danggol Valley, where people celebrate Gaecheonjeol (개천절) each year; and there are a number of Buddhist temples such as Manggyeong, Baekdan, Yuil and Cheongwon. Right below the mountaintop lies Yongjeong, the well that is said to boast the very best-quality water among the 100 good water sources in Korea. Near the park are located Geomryongso, the origin of the Han River, and Hwangji Pond, source of the Nakdonggang River. The Taebaek Coal Museum and Gumunso Natural Experience Field provide visitors with information on fossils, geology and the development of the coal industry.

* Sunrise at Taebaeksan Mountain
Weather permitting, you can watch the sun rising out of the East Sea from the top of Taebaeksan Mountain (Cheonjedan). It usually first appears breaking through the clouds or peeking between the mountaintops. In order to watch the first sunrise of the year at the top of Taebaeksan Mountain, you need to equip yourself with a wintertime hiking outfit and tools such as crampons and a headlamp. Since Taebaeksan Mountain is not far from downtown Taebaek, it is convenient for hikers to spend the night Taebaek and get to the mountain by land transportation.

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산눈축제)

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산눈축제)

1.5 Km    85547     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)

1.6 Km    6983     2020-06-18

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

Cheonjedan are altars set up by people in the past to offer goods to heaven. Old records such as the "Samguksagi (History of the Three Kingdoms)" state that the Silla kingdom organized rituals in Taebaeksan Mountain, considered to be a holy mountain in the past.

Cheonjedan Altar at Taebaeksan Mountain is situated at the summit, with Cheonwangdan Alter between Janggundan Altar to the north and a smaller altar to the south. The altars were built by stacking stones, a sign of sacred ground. Cheonwangdan altar is made of natural stone. It has an oval shape and measures 27.5 meters in circumference, 3 meters tall, 7.76 meters wide, and 8.26 meters from front to back. The natural stone is a sort of gneiss, with the upper stones being round and the bottom stones rectangular. Such a form is based on the philosophy of Cheonwon Jibang.

Taebaek Coal Museum (태백석탄박물관)

Taebaek Coal Museum (태백석탄박물관)

1.9 Km    971     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.

Taebaek Sangjang-dong Mural Village (태백 상장동 벽화마을)

Taebaek Sangjang-dong Mural Village (태백 상장동 벽화마을)

3.7 Km    5533     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.

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

4.3 Km    8779     2020-03-27

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.

O2 Ski & Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

O2 Ski & Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

5.0 Km    41069     2019-05-22

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

The O2 Ski Resort has a particularly good location in Taebaek, Gangwon-do, which not only receives the first snowfall in Korea, but also has the longest snow season.

The ‘town-style’ O2 Resort is located only ten minutes from downtown Taebaek and has a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities and entertainment options. The nearby locations of the Hangang and Nakdonggang Rivers provide particularly soft and natural snow, which is great for skiing. Even beginners can enjoy the 3.2 km long course, which stretches all the way from the peak (1,420m high) to the base of the mountain. This mountain is so high that skiers literally ski down through the clouds!

The 02 Resort has been specially designed for families. All ski courses start and end at the same place, enabling skiers of all levels to ski together. There is also sledding slopes and a children's park.

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

5.5 Km    8304     2020-09-10

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

Hwangji Pond is a source of the Nakdonggang River, the longest river in Korea. The pond is an important joint of underground water flow through the valleys of the mountains surrounding the city of Taebaek. There are three sections of the pond, 100 meters in diameter: Sangji (high pond), Jungji (middle pond), and Haji (low pond). Although it is small in size, the pond supplies 5,000 tons of water a day that flows to the open Yeongnampyeongya Plain.

365 Safetown (365 세이프타운)

365 Safetown (365 세이프타운)

7.7 Km    8908     2019-05-21

15, Pyeonghwa-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-550-3101

365 Safetown is a one-of-a-kind safety awareness theme park combining education, entertainment, recreation, and leisure into one public park. It is the world’s first edutainment facility dedicated to teaching the public safety lessons about fire, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

The park consists of three different areas. The Jangseong-jigu Zone (Korea Youth Safety Experience Hall) provides a realistic experience of natural disasters through 3D and 4D installations. The Jungang-jigu (Challenge World) offers a chance to test one’s limits through outdoor experience facilities like the tree track and zip line. Lastly, the Cheoram-jigu (Gangwon-do Fire Fighting Academy) is a specialized training center for fire-fighting officers.

Taebaek Station (태백역)

5.4 Km    3106     2016-10-04

79, Seohwangji-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

Taebaek Station was originally called Hwangji Station when the rail first opened its route between Cheolam and Hwangji on December 10, 1962. An additional route from Gohan to Taebaek opened on October 6, 1974 and then the Taebaek Line eventually ran from Jecheon to Taebaek. Taebaek Station was mainly used by industrial trains and officially changed its name to Taebaek Station on December 1, 1984 in accordance with the name change of Hwangji-eup to Taebaek-si.

When the Taebaek Line was initially opened, it was the only transportation method for residents of the Yeongdong area. It carried anthracite nation-wide as an industrial train, but it stopped this practice due to a policy change regarding coal.

Located in the heart of Taebaek-si, a former coal town, Taebaek Station became a popular vacation spot. Tourists mainly from Seoul, Chungcheon-do and Jeolla-do areas visit the area by train. It offers clean, comfortable places and kind services to all visitors.

Taebaek Highland Recreational Forest (태백고원자연휴양림)

8.2 Km    4194     2020-09-21

153, Meorigol-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-582-7238

Taebaek Highland Recreational Forest is operated by Taebaek-si to provide a relaxing vacation resort in nature all year round. The recreational forest is situated 700 meters above sea level. Thanks to its location on the highlands, visitors can enjoy snowy a landscape in winter, cool breeze in summer, and a peaceful walk with clean and refreshing air in spring and autumn.