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High 1 Country Club (하이원 컨트리클럽)

High 1 Country Club (하이원 컨트리클럽)

0m    9253     2022-08-18

265, High1-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

High 1 Country Club is located 1,100 meter above sea level, making it the highest golf course in Korea. Due to the lower air pressure, golfers may enjoy longer and farther-reaching golf drives. In addition, the temperature never goes over 25 degrees Celsius even in the middle of summer, offering a cool and pleasant condition for summer golfers.

Taking nature conservation into account, most of the area was formed using recycled rocks and debris from an abandoned mine, preventing acidic wastewater leaking from abandoned mines or dumps from contaminating the environment with heavy metals. At the same time, plants and wildflowers are planted around the surrounding areas to promote sustainable ecological stability.

Golfers who want to stay for more than just a day can experience warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance at the High 1 Country Club which has 197 rooms in total and also offers a great view of the 18-hole golf course.

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

Hambaeksan Mountain (함백산)

10.8 Km    29090     2022-10-18

4246-55, Taebaeksan-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

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. Hambaeksan Mountain is particularly well known for its breathtaking snowscapes and extensive wildflower beds.

Jeongseon Morundae Cliff (몰운대 (정선))

11.8 Km    11166     2021-05-31

1330, Yaksu-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Morundae Cliff is one of the Eight Scenic Sites of Hwaam. The tip of the steep cliff is adorned with three specimens of 500-year-old pine trees. Legend has it that gods would perch on the cliff’s top and enjoy the beautiful view. At the foot of the cliff lies a large sheet of rock that can accommodate hundreds of people.

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

12.4 Km    41687     2022-12-26

861, Seohak-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

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.

Sogeumgang River [National Geopark] (소금강 (강원고생대 국가지질공원))

Sogeumgang River [National Geopark] (소금강 (강원고생대 국가지질공원))

13.0 Km    15670     2021-05-24

San 109-1. Morun-ri, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Sogeumgang River is lined with high rock cliffs topped with lush forests. This section of river is so beautiful, it is called "Little Geumgangsan River," with Geumgangsan Mountain being known as the most breathtaking location in all of Korea. Visitors can find a number of famous rocks along the river.

Hwaam Tourist Attractions (Hwaam Eight Scenic Sites) (화암관광지(화암8경))

Hwaam Tourist Attractions (Hwaam Eight Scenic Sites) (화암관광지(화암8경))

13.4 Km    10442     2019-11-13

1328, Yaksu-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Hwaam Tourist Attractions comprises the eight scenic sights of Hwaam. The winding road leading to the attractions offers a perfect sencery of the mountains and cliffs, as well as magnificent fall foliage in autumn. Sign posts are installed along the way to each of the sceneries to prevent tourists from getting lost.

[Scenic Beauty 1] Hwaam Mineral Spring
At Hwaam Mineral Spring, water rises up through a rock crater located in Dong-myeon, Jeongseon. The water is said to be good for stomachaches, eye infections, and skin diseases; and, as it contains nine essential elements such as calcium and fluorine, it tastes crisp and clean.

[Scenic Beauty 2] Turtle Rock
Part of the path leading to Hwaam Mineral Spring is buttressed by a cliff, on which there is a rock that resembles the shape of a turtle.

[Scenic Beauty 3] Yongmaso
With its clean water and wide sheets of rock, Yongmaso Lake is a popular attraction for vacationers.

[Scenic Beauty 4] Hwaamdonggul Cave
Hwaamdonggul Cave used to be a gold mine that was commercially operated from 1922 to 1945. The nation’s 5th largest goldmine was, however, found to have natural stalactites, and later the cave was developed as the only theme-based cave that combined gold and nature. The stalactite area is an open space of 2,800㎡ and the length of the path open to visitors is 1,803 meters. The entire area consists of 5 chapters, which in turn constitute 41 zones; it takes about an hour and a half to see all of the zones.

[Scenic Beauty 5] Hwapyoju Cliff
Hwapyoju is a cliff facing the entrance of Hwapyo-dong, which can be seen on the way from Hwaam-dong to Molundae. The cliff may appear as if a giant sharpened a large sheet of rock and placed it upright, or less imaginatively, as if two pillars are standing side by side.

[Scenic Beauty 6] Sogeumgang River
The four-kilometer stretch from Hwapyoju to Molundae, surrounded with 100 to 150-meter high rock cliffs and thick forest, is called Sogeumgang River (small Geumgang River), meaning that its beautiful scenery is reminiscent of that of the breathtaking Geumgangsan Mountain.

[Scenic Beauty 7] Molundae Cliff
Molundae literally means ‘the cliff beyond which clouds disappear’. The tip of the steep cliff is adorned with three specimens of 500-year-old pine trees. Legend has it that gods would perch on the cliff’s top and enjoy the beautiful view. At the foot of the cliff lies a large sheet of rock that can accommodate hundreds of people.

[Scenic Beauty 8] Gwangdaegok Valley
Gwangdaegok Valley is said to be the mysterious place where heaven, earth and clouds meet. The surrounding hills are very rough and bumpy, which makes the area a renowned mountain in Korea. There is a belief among wild-ginseng diggers that they can find great ginseng if they pray in Gwangdaegok, so it is a popular attraction for such prospectors.

Hwaam Mineral Spring [National Geopark] (화암약수 (강원고생대 국가지질공원))

Hwaam Mineral Spring [National Geopark] (화암약수 (강원고생대 국가지질공원))

13.4 Km    10401     2021-02-24

1330, Yaksu-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Hwaam Mineral Spring is one of the Eight Scenic Sites of Hwaam, and provides carbonated water said to be good for stomach discomfort and skin diseases. Interestingly, the stream water flowing through the valley is just regular freshwater. The reason for this is that the water passes through different types of rock on its way from the underground.

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

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

14.7 Km    9518     2020-09-10

34, Sorotgol-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

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 Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

15.2 Km    32940     2022-08-31

38-20, Guwau-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-553-9707

The Taebaek Sunflower Festival takes place in Guwau Village, celebrating the area’s wide array of colorful wildflowers and endless field of sunflowers (the largest sunflower patch in Korea). The festival takes place in an area of 661,157 ㎡ filled with 300 species of wild flowers along with a sunflower field walking path. The festival offers hands-on program with wild flowers.

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

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

15.5 Km    18505     2021-05-14

38-33, Guwau-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

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.