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1,100m above sea level - Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea

Chinese cabbage field

1,100m above sea level

Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea

The clouds above the sky seem close to you. When the clouds become heavy, they sit down to the roof of the inhabited village. On some days, it seems like a cloud is falling over the valley and I am stepping on my feet. I walked in the clouds in the Anbandegi village of a plateau 1,100m above sea level.

Walk in the clouds
By the time you arrive at the river, the clouds cover the sky. It is not a light cloud of clouds or a heavy cloud of clouds. These clouds are not easily removed. Like a stagnant highway, I head to the Anbande with a frustrated heart.
The Anbandegi belongs to Wangsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, but is closer to Hoenggye than downtown Gangneung. Even when using public transportation, it is better to go to Hoenggye and then take a taxi from Hoenggye. This is because there is no public transportation from Gangneung or Hoenggye to Anbande. City buses go from Gangneung to Daegi-ri three times a day, but after getting off the bus, you have to walk uphill for about an hour to get to Anbande.
Clouds settled down to the roof of the Anbande Farmhouse
The winding path goes up to the Anbande Road. It seems that the clouds seen in the river are gathered in the bandage. Clouds obscure vision. The vision is blurred. You can see the sign “Café” at the entrance of Anbandegi. It is a place to eat cup noodles and simple drinks. In one side of the cafe, you can see photos of the life of people living in the Anpandegi area.
Anbande Cafe

The Yoke Observatory, where you can see the landscape of the Anbande Plateau, is hidden from the clouds. I couldn't see the cool scenery even when I climbed the observation deck, so I thought about just going back. I have decided to go up to the observation deck.
The road up to the observatory was cut off by the clouds. When you go up one step at a time, the cloud recedes and releases the path. In the late heat, approaching 30 degrees, in short-sleeved shorts, the air here is cool. Small droplets in the clouds moisten the skin. The feeling of walking on the clouds at a plateau of 1,100m above sea level, which even feels cold, is different. You can see the city of Gangneung and the East Sea in the distance, but now the trees in front of you just look faint.

The road is erased by clouds

Anbandegi is Daegiri in Wangsan-myeon, Gangneung-si in the administrative district. In the Joseon Dynasty 《Yeojido》, the name of Daegiri appears, but at that time, Daegiri belonged to Gujeong-myeon, Gangneung-gun. After the merger of 20 villages in 1916, during the Japanese colonial rule, it was named “Daegi-ri” and incorporated into Sanggu-myeon. Following the exemption reform in 1917, Sanggujeong-myeon was renamed Wangsan-myeon and became the jurisdiction of Wangsan-myeon.

I cleared the hillside and cultivated the field.

‘Anban’ refers to a broad tree supported by the bottom of the rice cake. The name of Anbandegi comes from the wide and concave shape of the topography here.

Lead length between the field jeonggyeopge

An area of 198 million square meters (about 600,000 pyeong) between Oknyeobong and Gorupogi Mountain is spread out in the shape of eagle wings. It is wide enough to be difficult to see at a glance. Anbandegi is a land that was allowed to be reclaimed from 1965 and leased to Hwajeon residents, and then sold to farmers in 1995. The highland vegetable cultivation only the nation's largest, which is currently 20 farmers live. In the early days, the settlers used bare stone fields with bare hands. I started by digging and removing the stones that came out every step. The cow was filial piety in a hillside where the machine could not even dream.

The yoke viewed from the wind turbine observatory ahraetgil
Mockups and furrows flutter like waves
Get on the yoke observatory
Up along the streets, winding roads. The green cabbage field that has not yet been harvested spreads in green. As the cloud sat down on. The cross-section of cabbage field appears beside the road. Chinese cabbage rooted on a field of stone and soil.
Geothimyeon clouds to the East is the boindago
He walks along the yoke Observatory milestone. The person walking earlier disappears into the cloud and is invisible. So the first half of travelers arrived from a yoke observatory It is like a stone wall walls made of stacked stones. The stone from the Anbandeian field was built with a huge stone wall. Where's it gone up the stairs was a dog a few wooden chairs and a gazebo. The clouds surrounding the son-in-law in a dizzying atmosphere seem to be holding your breath.
Yoke observatory stacked with stones from slope
I look back at the old-fashioned scenery and stop looking. Small purple flowers bloomed between the stones. A small flower of brilliant color on an achromatic background makes the surrounding landscape cheerful.
Yoke Observatory Entrance
You can see the phrase of the Yoke Observatory saying that the stone was made out of the field in order to honor the pioneering spirit and the affection of the firefighters who had been working with a cow on a steep slope. Hwajeon people who came to the mountainous plateau of the valley to eat and live. As the life that seemed achromatic inclined day by day, the flowers would have bloomed like that one afternoon in the distant autumn like today.
A small flower in the gap between the stones under the yoke gazebo
Travel information


-Address: Daegi 4-ri, Wangsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

-Contact: Anbandegi Village 033-655-5119


Restaurants near

-Hwangtae Hall: Osam Bulgogi, Hwangtae Cooking / 19, Eonmaeul-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-335-5795

-Nappan Restaurant: Osam Bulgogi / 113, Daegwallyeong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-335-5477

-Hwang Taedeokjang: Osam Bulgogi, Hwangtae cuisine / 21, Eonmaeul-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-335-5942


-I-One Resort: 471, Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 02-528-6001


-Pension in Daegwallyeong: 372 Flower Field Yangji-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-335-0830


-Green & Blue Hotel: 56, Daegwallyeong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-335-4450


※ The above information was updated in July 2017, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.

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