Transverse Flute Cave

Useful Information

Location: Daei-ri, Singi-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do.
Open: Only by reservation.
All year daily 8:30-17, every 30 minutes.
Fee: Adults Won 12,000, Teens Won 8,500, Children Won 6,000.
Groups (30+): Adults Won 10,000, Teens Won 7,500, Children Won 5,000.
Parking Won 1,000.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: L=1,600 m, D=90 min.
Photography: prohibited
Address: Daegeumgul, Gangwon-do, Samcheok-si, Singi-myeon, Daei-ri San 25, Tel: +82-33-1330 (English Korean Japanese Chinese).
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2000 cave discovered.
05-JUN-2007 opened to the public.


Daegeumgul (Transverse Flute Cave) is the youngest Korean show cave, discovered in 2000 and developed to open in 2007. Modern cave development tries to protect the cave as much as possible. As a result this cave is visited on a monorail system with 42 seats, which results in a maximum number of 720 visitors daily.

The ride takes 10 minutes and brings visitors to the cave entrance and through a 140 m long tunnel into the waterfall chamber. Here the train ride ends and the underground tour starts. It includes a dry passage with a wealth of speleothems including stalactites, stalagmites, cave coral, and cave pearls. The tour ends at an underground lake, 60 m long, 30 m wide, and 9 m deep.

Daegeumgul is named after the Daegeum, a transverse flute which is a traditional Korean instrument. Visitors have to pre-book online, unfortunately the official website is only in Korean, as well the tours. The park also has a visitors center with two exhibitions, called Cave Mystery Hall, Cave Exploration Hall. They are located at the Expo Town.