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   Chungjuho Lakeside Park
Chungjuho is a multi-purpose lake made by a river dam. This large lake is very clean and well-preserved. At the Chungju Dam Ferry Dock, ferries depart to follow the waterways of Chungjuho Lake. The ferry travels to Oksunbong, Gudambong, and Manhakcheonbong Peaks, Choga Rock, Whale Rock, Hyeonhakbong, Onodong, Sinseonbong, Gangseondae, Beodeulbong, Oseongam, Seolmabong, Jebibong, and Dumusan to reach its final destination at Sindanyang Dock. When the ferry draws near Cheongpung Ferry Dock, you can see the second highest water fountain in Asia.
The nearby Chungjuho Lake Resort is considered the best lakeside resort in the nation, containing various sports, recreational, and entertainment facilities. With all the popular lake sports facilities, the resort welcomes many tourists.
Nearby Chungjuho Lake are Mt. Woraksan National Park, Cheongpung Culture Center, Eight Sceneries of Danyang, Gosugul Cave, Suanbo Hot Springs, and other well-known tourist sites that draw many tourists.
   Eight Views of Danyang
Eight areas designated as the most beautiful sceneries in Danyang, are Haseonam, Jungseonam, Sangseonam, Sainam, Gudambong, Oksunbong, Dodamsambong, and Seokmun. These areas were visited many times by numerous scholars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910), and contain many historically and culturally important relics. There are Giamgwiseok on Mt. Sobaeksan, Mt. Geumsusan, and Mt. Doraksan and clear water flows through numerous falls in the valleys.
The most famous of the eight is Dodamsambong Peak. Three Rocks create a large “S” figure as it stands tall in the middle of Namhangang River. This is the only place in the world where you can see such three longest rocks protrude in the middle of a river. The following legend still lives through to this day among the three rocks, the big rock is called Nampyeonbong, Janggunbong the rock on the right side is called Cheobong (or Adeulbong), and the rock on the left is called Cheopbong (or Ddalbong). According to the legend there lived a couple who loved each other, but had no child. They found a mistress because they wanted to have a baby, but once she had the baby, she began to mistreat and taunt the wife. The heavens saw them, and turned all of them into stones. The way the rocks stand next to one another is very interesting.
If you go to the opposite side of Dodamsambong, there is a small pavilion called lhoyangjeong. It was built to comfort the locals who lost their homes due to the flooding caused by Chungju Dam. When you look down from the pavilion, you can take in the entire Dodamsambong at once. If you walk in opposite direction from lhayangjeong Pavilion, a stone gate appears. As there is a big hole in the middle of the large stone, you would think it is artificial, but it is a natural rock. The other eight views should not be missed while you visit here.
   Anmyeondo Natural Recreation Forest
Taean’s Anmyeondo Natural Recreation Forest is the only recreation forest in Taean district. It is a very unique tourism spot and also features a beach and lush wooded area ideal for walking. Anmyeondo is famous for its original pine trees that tower toward the sky. These pine trees were once used as timber during the Joseon Dynasty.
From the entrance of Anmyeondo Natural Recreation Forest there is a beautiful pine forest. There are also yellow earth grass roofed houses, forest lodge, and other lodging facilities. Reservations can be made through the homepage.
Homepage) http://www.anmyonhuyang.go.kr (Korean)

* Lodging Fee (day of the check in 15:00 / check out the next day 12:00)
Forest Cabin (log house) – Party of 3) 26,000won / Party of 4) 41,000won
Party of 5) 56,000won / Party of 8) 78,000won
Traditional Korean-style House – Party of 8) 78,000won
Grass-roofed House – Party of 8) 78,000won
Forest Recreation Center – Party of 5) 56,000won / Party of 16) 170,000won

   The Songsan-ri Burial Mounds and Tomb of King Muryeong
The Songsan-ri Burial Mounds and Tomb of King Muryeong(reign 462-523) contains representative relics of the Baekje period (234~678). The Songsan-ri Burial Mounds contain the graves of kings from the period when Baekje's capital was Gongju, and it is believed to contain 10 such graves. Only seven graves have been discovered so far.
The biggest attraction of Songsan-ri Burial Mounds is the wall painting drawn on the number six tomb – it is the only art of its kind in the world, drawn from the way the bricks were laid to create the wall. The tomb is shaped like a long tunnel, the top rounded like a dome. There are pictures of fire-breathing dragons on the tomb. Only the parts of the wall where the pictures were to be drawn had earth coated on, and on that earth was drawn Sasindo – the blue dragon, white tiger, red peacock, and black turtle.
The popular Tomb of King Muryeong is the 7th tomb, and it is the resting place for Baekje's 25th King Mu-Ryeong and his Queen. This tomb was discovered accidentally when installing pipes to prevent tombs number 5 and 6 from being flooded. Tomb of King Muryeong was found to be unusual in the way it was built and what it contained. It was built with bricks like the 6th Tomb, and many national treasures were found inside, supplying scholars studying Baekje culture with precious research material. There were 108 kinds of artifacts found inside, totaling 2,906 items altogether. 12 of these artifacts were designated National Treasures. They are all on display at the Gongju National Museum. Some of the representative treasures are the crowns worn by the King and the Queen, gold decorations for the crowns, gold earrings, necklaces, bronze mirrors, pillows, and foot pillows. Recently the tomb was permanently sealed to protect the treasures. You can look at the miniature of the tomb, however, an exact duplicate of the original, in the basement of the Gobungun Building.
   The Garden of the Morning Calm
The beautiful arboretum opened in 1996 in large part due to the efforts of Sayuk University horticulture professor Han Sang-Kyeong. He envisioned creating a uniquely Korean garden known for its curves and balance. “Achim Goyo (Morning Calm)” comes from the Indian poet Tagore, praising Korea as the country of the morning calm. The naming emphasizes the importance put on creating a uniquely Korean beauty in the garden.
The arboretum is composed of 10 theme-based gardens. About 1,000 different kinds of flowers and plants greet their visitors in each season, and it was used as the background for the movie “Pyeonji” (Letter). The first garden you see when you enter the arboretum is the Korea Garden. Jar stands and greenery fill this area feels like the backyard of someone’s house. The next garden is the Wild Flower Garden, which has a collection of various Korea wild flowers, and then the Bunjae Garden, which has potted plants grown into works of art. The most popular tourist attraction is the Hagyeong Garden which has an observation tower from which you can see the entire arboretum. The Morning Square at the center of the arboretum is an open grass field with a great view all around. The evergreen tree which appeared in the movie “Pyeonji” is here, and the place has a very spacious atmosphere. Besides these gardens, there is also the Chimyeopsu Garden, Seonnyeotang, Mugunghwa Hill, and Herb Garden.
Achim Goyo Arobretum is most beautiful in April to May when the flowers bloom, and also in the fall when the leaves that turn color blends elegantly with the surrounding gardens. Each season brings a unique festival at the arboretum: in March, the Nan Exhibition, in April-May, the Royal Azaleas, in May, wild flowers, and in May-June, iris flowers. The arboretum is beautiful all throughout the year, but it’s most impressive when you stroll around the gardens in the morning mist.

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