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Run the spring on a Mungyeong rail bike. - Mungyeong, Gyeongbuk, South Korea

The first Mungyeong rail bike built in Korea

Run the spring on a Mungyeong rail bike.

Mungyeong, Gyeongbuk, South Korea

<Full travel path>
Mungyeong Saejae Parking Lot → Lunch Mungyeong Yakdol Pork (Yakdol Bulgogi) Walk. 15 minutes 0.5km → Walk to the 1st Gate (Juhe Hall). 3 minutes 0.2km → Walk to Mungyeong Saejae Open Set (Festival). 1 hour 2.8km → Walk to the 2nd Gate (Jogok Hall). 1 hour 3km → Mungyeong Saejae parking lot car. 18 minutes 13.4km → Evening Jinnam Maeuntang (Jaeeo Maeuntang) car. 13 minutes 10km → Motel car near Mungyeong Hot Spring. 35 minutes 25km → Mungyeong line flow valley car. 13 minutes 9.7km → By car at Mungyeong Coal Museum. 2 minutes 1km → Lunch Oknyeobongjip Tofu (tofu hotpot) car. 7 minutes 4.1km → Gurang-ri Station car. 6 minutes 4km → Jinnam Stirring
Mungyeong Saejae, a hard-to-find passerby, is a past road with a dream of clearing for the seniors, and is a communication path for exchanging products for Botjangjangsu and today's scene of the Mungyeong Traditional Tea Bowl Festival. Soak your feet in the Seondong Valley, such as landscape painting, and put yourself on a railroad bike and take it to nature.
Mungyeong Saejae, the dream path of Chungwoon
To pass Mungyeong Saejae, you must go through three gateways. The first door is the main hall. Juhl Mountain rises to the east as shown in the picture, and Joryong Mountain extends to the west. The acidity that comes out for landscape painting and the curvaceousness of the soft walls are well combined. Electric cars run from the parking lot to the first gate, making it easy for seniors to travel.
Jukyung Pavilion, the first gateway to Mungyeong Saejae
As you wind around the valley, you can see the ritual circle where the stranger who had crossed his head spent the night. There is also a curtain that can cool the sweat for a while. Gyo-gujeong, a fine pine tree, is the place where the Gyeongsang-do took over the officials when they stepped on the ground in Gyeongsang-do.
Diocese and pine trees that took over Guinin
If you go about 3km from the first gate, you will see the second gate, Jogok-gwan, which was built using exquisite valleys and ridges. Next to the Jogok Pavilion is Jogok Yaksu, which is Yongcheonsu. The water taste is good enough to soothe the thirst of the elderly. The road to the second gate is gentle and wide, so even if you only go to this place, it is a half-day course.
A book rock saying that if you make a wish on a pile of stones, you will get a manor class
Korea's representative festival, Mungyeong traditional tea bowl festival
Is there anything else that shows the heart of Koreans as much as a bowl? If you put a drink in a spacious space, it becomes a bowl of rice, a bowl of rice if you put it in, and a bowl of tea if you put it in. Mungyeong burns pottery by burning firewood in a traditional way in Kamaeda, which is difficult to find anywhere else.
Mungyeong Tea Bowl Sculpture and Joule
The Mungyeong Traditional Tea Bowl Festival is where you can meet representatives of Korea's representatives in one place, such as Mr. Kim Jeong-ok, who has inherited the virtuoso of the 7th generation, and the famous master of Japan, Cheon Han-bong. The festival is held at Mungyeong Saejae Open Set, and it is quiet and full of spirit.
Mungyeong Saejae Open Set for the Festival
It is not just a festival to watch. Experience programs such as making tea bowls and drawing tea bowls are also popular, but tasting green tea and matcha in a tea bowl will delight your mouth.
Tea bowl making experience
The walnut confectionery and Omija hot dog made with Mungyeong specialty Omija are also special.
Mungyeong Traditional Tea Bowl Festival Omija Hotteok
The event of acupuncture for the elderly is also meaningful. The most popular place is the 'Four Days' Experience Course. You can experience the entire process until you complete the tea bowl work, such as soil extraction, clay brightness on foot, kneading, molding, grilling, rough grilling, drawing patterns, siyu, and grilling chaebol.
Seniors who have a handful of hands
Valley of freshness, Mungyeongseon flow valley
Seondong Valley is a place that is so ecstatic that freshness can be played. When you walk toward the valley from the parking lot, you will see a pine forest stretching straight toward the sky. My heart is refreshed as I walk in the breezes in the spring breeze.
Seonyudong Valley with a dragon-like landscape
The bold text 'San Gosujang' on the rock next to Hakcheonjeong stands out. There is a large gap between the large rocks and clear jade water flows through them, as if the dragon had passed. The high mountain has a light green color and pink azaleas add to the spring mood. The scenery of Kahi Sangojang is unfolding before your eyes. When you cross the bridge, you will see Hakcheonjeong, the place where Dr. Jaeam Lee taught after school. Sitting in the pavilion, listening to the sound of water makes my heart calm. It is enough to sit on a rock and soak your feet in running water and savor nature.
High mountain letter, meaning high acid and high whey
When you go down the stream, you can see the amazing scenery of Seonyudongcheon, such as Sesimdae, Gwanrandam, Takcheongdae, Yeonggyuam, Nansengreop, and Oksukdae. At the end of Seonyudongcheon-gil is the Memorial Hall of the U.S. Medical Commander Lee Kang-Yeon, and is a space to learn the spirit of the old country.
Medical Commander Ungang Lee Gang-nyeon
Mungyeong Coal Museum in the shape of briquettes
At one time, Mungyeong was a coal mining city in Korea. As the heating fuel was replaced by briquettes from oil, Mungyeong's coal mining industry disappeared as a back road to history. At the Mungyeong Coal Museum, where the building is shaped like a briquette, you can learn about the history of the lost coal mine and the life of miners.
Mungyeong Coal Museum in the shape of briquettes
If you are with children, I would recommend a tunnel experience with Dr. Spider. Take the spider train to enter the Paleozoic Fossil Country for an exciting adventure. The Eunseong Tunnel Exhibition Hall is also worth seeing. The exhibition hall is placed in a real tunnel, such as an in-house office or in-house meal, making it more realistic.
Mungyeong Coal Museum
There is Gaeun Open Set at the top of the Coal Museum. A collection of waste-rock mined from coal mines forms a mountain, and three set sites have been created. Impressions in dramas such as Goguryeo Palace, Silla Village, Annecy Castle, and Yodongseong are delivered. Introducing the gorgeous color that can be seen in the Goguryeo tomb murals, so that you can feel the enthusiasm of Goguryeo. Drama Jamyeonggo, Cheonchu Tae-fu, Queen Seondeok, Gyebaek, King Gwanggaeto, Jeong Do-jeon, etc. The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Coal Museum to the 1st shooting site, making it easy for the elderly to explore.
Gaeun Open Set Site
A railroad bike running towards spring flowers
When the coal mine closed, the miners were scattered and the car that filled hope was gone. Rail bikes are now on the useless railroad tracks. It boasts of being the first in Korea.
The first Mungyeong rail bike built in Korea
Electricity is used as a power, so it is not difficult for seniors to pedal.
Wildflowers blooming on the path of Mungyeong Railway
It's good to see the magnificent mountain scenery along the railroad track, and it's also fun to cross the stream several times and watch the wild flowers in full bloom.
Electric power makes it easy to pedal.
In addition to the vague memories of the train, the freshness of riding a bicycle is added. The most popular is the section of Gurang-ri Station (with a history of citadel shape), which takes 6.6km and 50 minutes from Gaeun Station to Mukbang Station.
Gurang-ri Station in the shape of a citadel
Yeongnam 1st Scene, Jinnam Stirring and Rabbit Biri
If you sell your goods at Jinnam Rest Area for about 15 minutes, you will reach the top of Gomosanseong Fortress, the fortress of heavenly benefit. The scenery overlooked there is the best. You can see at a glance the Jinnam Stirring, the first layer rock cliff in Yeongnam, and Gil Taegeuk, which is a smooth stream of 'S'.
Jinnam Stirring where you can see the cliffs being cut
The path leading to the opposite side of the mountain leads to the path of the rabbit. It is a small stone road leading to a cliff, which was named Bunny Bira because he found a way out when he saw a rabbit escaped along the cliff when King Taejo Wang Geon was in a dilemma because of a road blockage.
Gomosanseong Fortress Wall
Since many larvae from Yeongnam, who went to see the past, went through this road, the footsteps of the worn out and worn rocks are like watching dinosaur footprints.
Gomosanseong Fortress and Yeongnam-daero Old Road
Better travel in Mungyeong
I'm hungry sooner because I have more movement than usual in my travel destination. If you go to Mungyeong, I recommend some food to try. First of all, it is Yakdol Bulgogi, which can be considered as a specialty of Mungyeong. Make a yakdol bulgogi from pork raised with finely ground medicinal stone called Geojeongsuk and mixed with feed. There is no odor and the texture is chewy.
Yakdol Bulgogi and Sashimi Bibimbap
Next, there is the Maewoon Maetang with freshwater fish caught in Yeonggang in Mungyeong. When it comes to catching it, it is difficult to look funny. After eating the spicy bath while sweating, the fatigue of the trip disappears.
Lastly, it is a tofu hotpot with a savory and soft texture. The main ingredient, tofu, is made directly from soybeans harvested in the region.
Tofu hotpot with a rich taste
Travel information

Recommended travel course (same day course)

Mungyeong Saejae 12.8km 18 minutes → Gurang-ri Railway Bike 5.1km 9 minutes → Mungyeong Coal Museum

Recommended travel course (2 nights 3 days course)

first day : Mungyeong Saejae 2km 4min → Mungyeong Ceramic Museum 1km 2min → Ominara 2km 5min → Mungyeong Hot Spring
Second day : Mungyeong Line Flow Valley 9.7km 13min → Mungyeong Coal Museum 5.1km 9min → Gurang-ri Railway Bike 4km 6min → Jinnam Stirring
third day : Bungjeong Natural Recreation Forest 23.6km 34 minutes → Gimryongsa Temple 0.5km 2 minutes → Daeseungsa Temple 9km 16 minutes

-Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park: 932 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Gyeongbuk / 054-571-0709 / http://saejae.gbmg.go.kr/

-Old Road Museum: 944 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Gyeongbuk / 054-550-8365 / http://oldroad.gbmg.go.kr/

-Mungyeong Saejae Open Set: 1039 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Gyeongbuk / 054-571-4357

-Gurang-ri rail bike: 20, Gurang-ro, Maseong-myeon, Gyeongbuk / 054-571-4200 / http://www.mgrailbike.or.kr/

-Bungjeong Natural Recreation Forest: 180 Buljeong-gil, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-552-9443 / http://www.mgbjforest.or.kr/

-Mungyeong Comprehensive Hot Spring: 24, Oncheon 2-gil, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-571-2002 / http://www.mgspring.com/

-Mungyeong Coal Museum: 112, Wangneung-gil, Gaeun-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-550-6422 / http://coal.gbmg.go.kr/

-Mungyeong Tourism Information: 054-550-6414 / http://tour.gbmg.go.kr/

Barrier-free information

-Mungyeong Saejae
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* Electric vehicles run from parking lot to open set 1,000 won, free for the disabled
* The road to the second gate is wide and gentle, so you can go round-trip.
* The third gate has a slope, so it is recommended that the elderly are wide. The trail is narrow and has many stones.

-Mungyeongseon Flow Valley
* Parking space is wide but there is no parking space for the disabled
* No disabled toilet. Toilets have simple toilets in the parking lot and valley
* From the parking lot to the Seonyudong Valley, wheelchair access is available on a gentle downhill path.
* Ungang Leegangnyeon Memorial Hall has a parking space for the disabled and a toilet for the disabled.

-Mungyeong Coal Museum
* Handicapped toilet available
* Currently, the parking lot in Mungyeong Coal Museum is not available due to surrounding construction. Gareun Station parking lot available across the bridge. Gaeun station parking lot
* Wheelchair and stroller available
* The coal museum is made up of stairs, but there are ramps for strollers and wheelchairs.
* Handrail installation for the elderly
* Easy access to the Gaeun Open Set by monorail

-Mungyeong Railway Bike
* Parking space for the disabled and toilet for the disabled
* No discount for the disabled, no discount for the route
* Up to 4 passengers can use it, so the elderly can easily use it by using electric power.
* Reservations are available for weekends and holidays. / www.mgrailbike.or.kr/

* Convenience store at Gurang-ri Station, snack corner, and main curtain

※ Railway section and usage fee
Jinnam Station: Jinnam Station ~ Gurang-ri 3.6km (round trip 7.2km) KRW 25,000
Buljeong Station: Buljeong Station ~ Singi direction crossing section 1.8km (round trip 3.6km) KRW 15,000
Gurang-ri Station: 3.3 km (6.6 km round-trip) between Gurang-ri Station and Mubang 25,000 won
Mungyeong Station: Mungyeong Station to Mawon 1.9km (round trip 3.8km) 15,000 won
Gaeun Station: Gaeun Station to Mukbang 3.2km (round trip 6.4km) KRW 25,000

-Jinnam Stirring and Rabbit Rain
* Parking available at Jinnam Rest Area. Handicapped toilet and handicapped parking space available
* It is not recommended because it has a slope to Gomosanseong Fortress. Rabbit Berry is flat and accessible to the elderly.
* Jinnam Stirring can be seen from Gomosanseong Fortress, but you can see the rock formation at Jinnam Station.
* A railing is installed for the elderly in the rabbit beak. When it rains, the ground is slippery.
* The artificial waterfall at Jinnam Rest Area is recommended as a photo spot

Move information

Public transportation information
-[Bus] Dong Seoul Terminal (14 times a day, 2 hours) <-> Jeomchon Intercity Bus Terminal
-[Movement information in Mungyeong]
Use the platform opposite Homeplus in front of the Intercity Bus Terminal / Mungyeong Rail Bike Gurang-ri Station (city buses 20, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34)
Use the platform opposite to Home Plus in front of the Intercity Bus Terminal / Jinnam Stirring, Rabbit Rain (No. 10, 20, 30)
Use the platform opposite Homeplus in front of the Intercity Bus Terminal / Gaeun Coal Museum (No. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34)
Use the platform opposite Homeplus in front of the Intercity Bus Terminal / Seonyudong Valley (No. 33)

Self-driving information
-Jungbu Inland Expressway-Mungyeong Saejae IC-Mungyeong Saejae (2 hours from Seoul)

Food and lodging information

-Mungyeong Tourist Hotel : 32-11 Saejae 2-gil, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-eup, Gyeongbuk / 054-571-8001 / In Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park / Parking for the disabled
/ Handicapped toilet available / Elevator available

-STX Accommodation : 509 Cheonghwa-ro, Nongam-myeon, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-460-5000 / Parking lot for the disabled, Toilet for the disabled / http://www.stxresort.com

-Unspecified Natural Recreation Forest : 180 Buljeong-gil, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-552-9443 / No parking for disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Oncheon Hotel Mungyeong : 5, Oncheon 2-gil, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / 054-572-1040 / No parking for the disabled, no toilet for the disabled

Restaurants near
-Oknyeo Bongjip Tofu : Tofu hotpot, Sancho tofu grill, Cheonggukjang / 054-571-3834 / 12, Wangeungil-gil, Gaeun-eup, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / Seating table / Parking lot for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Mungyeong weak stone pig : Hangjeongsal, Samgyeopsal, Gochujang Bulgogi / 054-571-2020 / 928 Saejae-ro, Mungyeong-eup, Mungyeong-si / Standing, seating table / Mungyeong Saejae parking lot

-Almond : Tofu limited meal / 054-553-3339 / 321, Sangmu-ro, Hogye-myeon, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do / Seating, standing table / No parking for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Jinnam Maeuntang : Freshwater spicy hot water, boiled flutes (pyramids), fried and fried / 054-552-7777 / 210, Jinnam 1-gil, Maseong-myeon, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk / Seating table / No parking for the disabled, no toilet for the disabled

※ The above information was created in May 2017, and may be changed later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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