Yongyeon Cave


Useful Information

Location: Geumdaebong, the center of the mountain range from Baekdu Mountain to Jiri Mountain.
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Classification:  Karst cave. Ordovician and early Paleozoic limestones.
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Dimension: A=920m asl. L=843m. T=9.1 to 11.9°C
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Address: Yongyeon Cave, Hwajeon-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do.
Yongyeon Cave Control Office, Tel: +82-33-550-2727.
Tourism and Culture Bureau of Taebaek-si, Tel: +82-33-550-2081.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:56:39 $

History

 
1592oldest gaffitti in the cave from people hiding from Japanese invasion.
26-FEB-1980designated Local Monument No. 39 in Gangwon-do.
23-SEP-1994cave developed.
AUG-1995cave surveyed.

Description

Yongyeon Cave (also Yongcheon Cave) is known for many centuries. There are historic graffities and many damages to the speleothems. Today the cave is developed as a show caves and protected.

The tour shows four chambers of the cave, the first is the biggest one and 130m long and 50m high.


See also


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