A new attraction to visit in South Korea: Jeongdok-Simgok Badabuchae-Gil Trail in GangNeung

Saturday, November 04, 2017

photo credit - Gangneung Tourism Development Corporation
Jeongdongjin in Gangneung is a popular place to watch the sun rising over the ocean. To further facilitate tourists, the city has opened Jeongdong-simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail, a 2.86km-long walking path along the rocky shore between Jeongdong and Simgok harbors. The rocks appear in the shape of a wide-open fan (buchae in Korean) facing out into the ocean.

Jeongdong-simgok Badabuchae-gil Trail was previously a patrol route for the military, and has never before been opened to the general public. Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore the East Sea’s natural history through coastal terraces formed over 23 million years ago. These unique fan-shaped rocks are protected as Natural Monument No. 437.

☞Operating hours: April-August 09:00-17:30 / October-March 09:00-16:30
 * Subject to closure during inclement weather; please call in advance to confirm 
* Last admission one hour before closing 

☞Admission charges: Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers (Ages 13-18) 2,500 won / Children (Ages 7-12) 2,000 won



☞ Direction: 
- Bus 
* Jeongdong Ticket Booth: Take a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Jeongdongjin -> Walk approx. 30m to Jeongdongjin Station Bus Stop -> Take Bus No. 109 or 109-1 to Sun Cruise Bus Stop -> Walk approx. 150m (3min)

 * Simgok Ticket Booth: Take a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Jeongdongjin -> Walk approx. 30m to Jeongdongjin Station Bus Stop -> Take Bus No. 112 or 112-1 to Simgok Bus Stop -> Walk approx. 350m (5min)

 - Train 
* Jeongdong Ticket Booth: Take a train from Cheongnyangni Station to Jeongdongjin Station -> Walk approx. 100m to Jeongdongjin Station Bus Stop -> Take Bus No. 109 or 109-1 to Sun Cruise Bus Stop -> Walk approx. 150m (3min)

 * Simgok Ticket Booth: Take a train from Cheongnyangni Station to Jeongdongjin Station -> Walk approx. 100m to Jeongdongjin Station Bus Stop -> Take Bus No. 112 or 112-1 to Simgok Bus Stop -> Walk approx. 350m (5min) 

If you require help in Korea, dial 1330 for assistance. They can speak 4 languages such as Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. 

This article is brought to you by Korea Tourism Organisation Singapore.

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