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'Central inland tourist train' that goes around Gangwon, Chungbuk and Gyeongbuk - Danyang-gun, Chungbuk, Korea

Central Inland Area Tourist Train

'Central inland tourist train' that goes around Gangwon, Chungbuk and Gyeongbuk

Danyang-gun, Chungbuk, Korea

There is a door that can only be opened with the key of travel. When you open the door, the world becomes brighter, time passes faster, and the food becomes more delicious. The door to be introduced this time is unusually a train entrance. Let's put a travel key on the 'Central Inland Area Tourist Train'.

Train, travel
The Nuriro train, which runs at 150km / h, has been reborn as a tourist train. The central inland tourist train includes the central inland circulation train and the Baekdudaegan Gorge Train. The central inland circulation train (O-train) connects Seoul ~ Cheonan ~ Chungju ~ Jecheon ~ Danyang ~ Punggi ~ Yeongju ~ Bonghwa ~ Chunyang ~ Buncheon ~ Yangwon ~ Cheolam. Among them, the Buncheon-Cheolam section belongs to the Baekdu-daegan Gorge Train (V-Train). The Taebaek Line section, such as Jeongseon ~ Yeongwol ~ Gohan ~ Cheonjeon ~ Taebaek, which was stopped at the beginning of the train operation, is not currently operating.
Boarding gate where travel begins when you board
“I wish you a comfortable and happy trip”
Tourist trains have very different feelings inside and outside. The exterior has a bright color scheme, and the interior has a comfortable atmosphere made of wood. The door between the square and the square, which is beautifully patterned with stained glass, is also nice. In the luggage compartment above the seats, there are poems containing the four seasons of Korea and folklore. In addition, there are a variety of convenience facilities such as a children's playroom, cafe, shop, and observation deck.
Through the window, the landscape and the world unfold like a panorama. Viewing nature through the window is so beautiful that it would be appropriate for ‘watching’ rather than ‘viewing’, and the atmosphere in the room adds emotion to the journey. However, if you eat a lot of good food, you will get tired. In this case, it is a priority to maintain comfort until you get off while taking various postures such as rest, relaxation, and appreciation. If you have your favorite music, books you want to read, or even more movies, take them on a portable device. There is an outlet near the seat, so it is convenient to prepare a charging cable.
Seats on various topics enhance the taste of the trip
The story of the railroad until it transformed into a comfortable and comfortable tourist train is also interesting. The Taebaek Line, Jungang Line, and Yeongdong Line, which were created near Baekdu-daegan, were called the main arteries of modernization and industrialization of the Republic of Korea. In the 1990s, cargo, minerals and passenger transport through railroads fell into a recession, but through that time, clean nature in the central inland region emerged as a tourism resource. This is the reason for the emergence of a train dedicated to the central inland region that connects the central inland area with the city residents.
Seats lined up by the window
Meet Danyang at the center line
Among the central lines from Cheongnyangni to Gyeongju, Jecheon ~ Danyang ~ Punggi ~ Yeongju are included in the Jungbu Inland Circle. In Chungcheongbuk-do, the landscape is beautiful because it is home to Danyang and Sobaek Mountain, which are relatively mountainous.
Scenery from Dodam Sambong Tourist Trail
Naturally, the first of the eight Danyang sights, “Dodam Sambong,” attracts attention. Dodam Sambong originally said that Sambongsan Mountain in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do was brought down during the flood and became the current Dodam Sambong. Another interesting story is told here.
Dodam Sambong

At that time, they unfairly demanded taxes on Sambong that flowed from Jeongseon to Danyang. A boy said, “We are not asking you to leave Sambong, but rather we are blocking the water and seeing damage. "There is no reason to pay taxes on the useless peaks, so take them back." This is the ‘Dangchan’ boy, Jeong-jeon Jeon, the nation ’s national official.

Stone gate
There is a 'stone gate' that takes your eyes and heart out of a strange presence when you walk from Dodam Sambong to the upper stream of a river. The hiking trail associated with this is good for trekking.
Danuri Aquarium
Next, head to Danuriquarium, the pride of Danyang.
Amazon's freshwater fish aquarium
The exhibited organisms have over 22,000 187 species (2,700 in 63 species in Korea, 1,600 in 87 species overseas, and 250 in 37 species of aquatic insects, reptiles, and amphibians), allowing visitors to witness ecology vividly.
Aquarium viewing from left, right and up is possible
On the Yeongdong Line, take the Gorge Train between Baekdu-daegan

From the Jungang Line to the Yeongdong Line connecting Yeongju in Gyeongbuk and Gangneung in Gangwon, there is a unique train. It is the ‘Baekdudaegan Gorge Train’ that travels three times a day between the 27.7km section from Buncheon to Yangwon to Seungbu to Cheoram. It travels slowly at 30 km / h, and it feels like a train is walking. Thanks to you, you can enjoy the flesh of Baekdu-daegan in a relaxed way.

Gorge Train (left) and Sightseeing Train (back)
Unlike a closed train, this canyon train can be opened by opening a window. When you open the window, the fresh and rich forest scent is hooked. It is refreshing to feel that it is not unreasonable to feel like the green mountain air is coming through the windows.
The valleys of Baekdu-daegan that can be seen from the canyon train
It took quite a lot to get to Yangwon Station and Seungbu Station, which are famous for their beautiful scenery, but thanks to this canyon train, you can easily explore them.
The valleys of Baekdu-daegan that can be seen from the canyon train
Sometimes, traveling on a fast, sometimes slow train has a rhythm similar to that of walking. It's like turning your way to the place you want to go, and slowing down for a while if you have a good view. At the beginning of Korea's railroad history, the sadness of the Japanese imperialism was in a hurry, but now it has become a thankful existence that leads to a happy journey.
The valleys of Baekdu-daegan that can be seen from the canyon train
With a good course and a good train, who wouldn't welcome it? We expect the happiness of many people to circulate in the circulation.
Beautiful scenery passes like a panorama
Travel information

Central Inland Circulation Train
-Circulation once a day (Seoul ~ Jecheon ~ Yeongju ~ Cheolam), takes about 5 hours 43 minutes
-Same as the general ticket purchase method such as KORAIL homepage, smartphone app, station computer terminal, ticket vending machine, etc.
-Inquiries: 1544-7788

Baekdu-daegan Gorge Train
-Two round trips per day (Buncheon ~ Bidong ~ Yangwon ~ Bungbu ~ Cheolam), 1 hour 10 minutes each way
-Location: 49 Buncheon-gil, Socheon-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (Buncheon Station)
-Inquiries: 1544-7788

Restaurants near

Biwon Sogar: Sogar society Maeuntang / 179, Sambong-ro, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungbuk Province / 043-421-6000


Jangdari Restaurant: Garlic Set / 370, Sambong-ro, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungbuk / 043-423-3960


Dongbakgol: Gondrebab / 1314 Jeongseon-ro, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-563-2211

Country: Gondrenamulbap / 10 Noksong-ro, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-563-9967


High1 Resort: 424 Highwon-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do / 1588-7789


Carpe DM: 569 Dalian-ro, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do / 043-421-2155


Haeheon Old House (Keunjip House Bed and Breakfast): 20, Yangji Village-gil, Myeongho-myeon, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongbuk, Korea / 054-672-1007

Las Vegas Motel: 3505 Yeomgang-ro, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do / 033-591-6668

※ The above information was updated in December 2018, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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