DANYANG EXCURSION: WORAKSAN NATIONAL PARK, GOSU CAVE & CHUNGJU LAKE BOAT CRUISE

Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
8:00am to 8:00pm
Destination(s): 
Chungcheongnam-do
Cost: 
72,000W for members / 86,000W for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Sue J. Bae

This adventure will take us southeast to North Chungcheong province, site of Gosu Cave and the beautiful Chungju Lake.

We will first visit Gosu Cave. Discovered in the 1970's, this is the best-known cave in the area, with spectacular caverns, graceful stalactites and majestic stalagmites. It is called an "underground palace" because of its breathtaking natural beauty and it has been designated as Natural Monument No. 256.

After exploring the cave, we will "surface" and head for Chungju Lake, likewise renowned for its natural beauty. Here, we will board a comfortable cruiseboat on which we will be able to relax and appreciate the lake and its surroundings. We will pass the peaks of Oksunbong, which are said to resemble a bamboo grove, and will also be able to see Kudambong, a tortoise shaped cliff, which is another of the "eight natural wonders" that can be found in the area. The boat ride will last about one hour.

Leaving the water, we will visit a village which was created during the construction of the Chungju hydroelectric dam. When the dam was constructed, the sites of several important Korean historical properties were inundated. Many of these structures were saved and relocated at the Cheongpung Munwha (Cultural) Folklore Village, our next stop. Overlooking the lake, this village houses a collection of rebuilt old houses, pavilions, gates, a Confucian school, and also some massive Neolithic burial stones.

After reboarding the bus, we will continue enjoying fantastic scenery, as the bus will proceed along a riverside road, which winds through some spectacular mountainous areas and beautiful countryside for part of our way home.

Cost of the excursion is W 72,000 for members and W 86,000 for non-members and includes transportation (bus and boat) and the entrance fee to Gosu Cave. The bus will depart from the Korean Yongsan Post Office (Subway line number 4, blue line, Sinyongsan Station #429 exit 1) at 8:00 am, and return is slated for 8:00 pm. You may bring a packed lunch, or you can buy something to eat at the lunch stop.

NOTE: The usual Exit 1 is currently closed for construction. Please take Exit 4 and cross the street twice (exit 1 is to your diagonal left from exit 4: taking exit 6 will take you on a long detour). There will be a map for directions in the underground passway of the Metro station. 

 

 

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