Paengnyong Cave

White Dragon Cave

Useful Information

Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Dimension: L=1,500 m.
Guided tours:  
Address: Paengnyong (White Dragon) Cave, Maha-Ri Mitan-Myon Pyeongchang County, Kangwon-Do
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APR-1976 accidentally found by Mr. Chong Moo-ryong.
designated Natural Monument No.260.


Paengnyong Cave (White Dragon Cave) is a rather recent discovery, found accidentally by Mr. Chong Moo-ryong in 1976. The horizontal cave has three passages. The first one is 800 m long and its main chamber is famous for extraordinary curtains and other speleothems. Passage two is 400 m and the most extraordinary sight is probably the thighbone of a cow which is incrusted inside a stalagmite. It is believed to be over 30,000 years old. The main sight of the third passage is a waterfall.

Beneath bats and other cave animals, there are otters living in the cave.