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Soyangho, the most beautiful view from the mountainous valley, Bugwi-ri, Oji Village, Chuncheon - Chuncheon, Gangwon, Korea

You can take a boat entering Cheongpyeongsa from Soyangho Pier.

Soyangho, the most beautiful view from the mountainous valley, Bugwi-ri, Oji Village, Chuncheon

Chuncheon, Gangwon, Korea

Every 30 minutes, a boat goes to Cheongpyeongsa Temple, a famous temple and tourist attraction, at the Soyangho Pier in Chuncheon. Cheongpyeongsa Temple was located on foot before the Soyang Dam in 1972.
Now, the entire stream that flows from Seoraksan to Incheon and Chuncheon through Inje and Yanggu is called Soyanggang.
Boats going between Soyangho Pier and Cheongpyeongsa Pier
It is said that it took less than an hour to reach Yanggu by running the unpaved road along the Shinyeong River by bus. Of course, when the bus falls into a dirt pit or meets a hill, the guest had to get off and push it, so there were times when it took longer.
A villager I met at Hau Pass with a wealth
By the time all of these memories were immersed, various villagers left for Chuncheon or farther. Residents who couldn't leave their hometowns moved to new houses on high hills, avoiding rising water. So, several island villages were formed along the stream of Soyang Lake. Booguri and Ohangri were also one of the island villages. The island village on the land was the only link to the outside, with boats going twice a day.
The place where Bugui Elementary School, now an ecological experience site, was located
At Buguri-ri and Ohang-ri docks in Buksan-myeon, ships leaving the Soyangho dock at 8:30 am and 4 pm (3 pm in the winter) stop by all day. In that island village, not that island, Limdo was drilled in 1999, and in 2009, an asphalt road was formed. Even though it is a thin path, it is the lifeline that left the island village.
Log cabins where residents live
There are many places where rocks and mud have been poured down on the trail of Baeryeongnyeong that passes over Chuncheon to Oumri. It was because of the landslide during the last heavy rain. I cannot see the other side of the winding road, so I have to slow down and pass carefully.
A path leading from the Booguri to the hillside
This road was Route 46 connecting Chuncheon and Yanggu, but it feels a little neglected after the new highway. Turn right at the first crossroad beyond Baeryeongnyeong and cross the Obongsan Pass to Cheongpyeongsa Temple. The way to go to Cheongpyeongsa Temple is not just a boat crossing Soyang Lake.
A rock that collapsed on the way to the hillside
Most tourists walk to the Cheongpyeongsa Temple from Cheongpyeongsa Pier or parking lot along the valley. On the way, you can see the Guangsu Falls and meet the legends of the Chinese princess and the snake.
A statue with a story of a Chinese princess and a snake
Cheongpyeongsa Temple is worth a look as a historic temple with many cultural properties. However, no one goes through the parking lot to the back of Cheongpyeongsa Pier. It looks like a well-packed road and no road to the car. Is it because I think there is nothing to go about?
Cheongpyeongsa valley composed of two steps up and down
Merchants around the parking lot just said that it was the way to Bugwi-ri, Buksan-myeon. In the name of it, it is ‘Buguiro’. Starts to run along the booby road.
Cheongpyeongsa Temple, a historic temple founded in Gwangjong, Goryeo
Looking at the boat on the Cheongpyeongsa Pier, I ran along a winding path along the hillside, so it was a vine, weed, and wild wildflowers that I didn't know were smiling.
A nostril
Tree branches sweep through the face of a helmet, and a squirrel runs across the road.
Chinese cabbage field at the end of the dirt road
I wanted to go along a winding path along Buguiro, but soon it turned into a steep slope and the altitude increased. As you climb near the ridge of the Hau Pass, you can see the shape of the powerful mountain line of Obongsan and Buyongsan on the left at a glance. Soyang Lake is shined by sunlight. After stopping at the side of the road, take a sip of water and capture the scenery spread under your feet. I think he was good at stealing sweat from his forehead.
Cheongpyeong Bridge and Soyangho from the way to Geonbongryeong
After crossing the ridge, a notice board called Buguri Mountain Village Eco Experience Village appears. You can also see the phrase green village. The road extends in all directions, centered on Bugwi-kyo, in front of the old manjeong of Buguri On the top of Bugwi Bridge, the unpaved road runs along the water valley, and there is a mountain village ecological experience center at the Bugwi branch of Cheonjeon Elementary School.
Nameless waterfall in the water valley
The path that extends down leads to the hillside. Although it is said to be Boogwiri, there are several houses scattered in each valley, and there are villages with different names.
The road leading to the end of the water along the valley
The small path continues over the hill road leading to the mountainous valley. On the way, the Soyang Lake which looks down the road is wonderful. There is a signboard called 'Geonbongryeong Seunghodae' at the place where the mountain valley is left 2.5km. Soyangho from here is truly superb. The moment you turn around the hill, the exclamation point bursts into a fantastic view that is difficult to say. Is it the sea in the land? Or would it be called Dowonkyung in the mountains? The lakeside shines blue with the light of the sky, and small islands are floating in various places, and it seems to have met a calm sea. No, it is better than any other sea. I wonder if there is such a superb view hiding in such a place, and I am happy to touch the camera shutter as if I met a treasure.
The writing of Konbongnyeong Seungho University was written by Choi Young-sik, teacher
Another closing school appears when you reach the hillside, enjoying the afterglow of Soyangho's superb view from Seunghodae in Gunbongryeong. Sangcheon Elementary School was closed in 1992. A signboard stands on the grassy campus. It was founded in 1948 as Naepyeong Elementary School's Cheongpyeong Branch, and after passing through several names and was placed in a situation where it would be destroyed by the construction of Soyang Dam, it was moved to a higher position than the original site, and was closed naturally due to the decrease in residents.
Naepyeong Elementary School now closed, Cheongpyeong Branch
As I read the information board, the building keeper calls me to have a drink even in hot weather. It turns out that it is Korean painter and calligraphy artist Uan Choi Young-sik. The closed Cheongcheon branch teacher has been remodeled and used as a workshop, and is said to have been living for 14 years. It's an accidental meeting, but the teacher, Wuan, has a history of wealth, and he uncovers an old story related to the sinking of the Soyang Dam.
Mr. Choi Young-shik's pine tree picture
Listening to an interesting story reminds me of the residents I met in Haugogae and Senggol a while ago. They also told a lot of town stories to strangers. Everyone is very attached to the village. As if to revive the past memories, I try to tell the story of a village under the water that only exists as a memory.
Pine colony in the field
Exit the mountainous valley and go to the point where the water valley is joined by Soyang Lake. Like the upper part of the upper part of the Bugyo Bridge, the downstream water valleys flow around the Soyang Lake in a charming waterway that winds around the rocks or forms waterfalls and cows.
Kindergarten students had a picnic in the valley below the bridge
As the end of the heavy rain continued, an angler was seated at the water level where the water level reached his chin. She wants to swing the bait and throw the bait and poke away, and Koyo finds it. The dragonfly flies into the landscape and sinks down on the grass.
Where Ohang-ri's dead end meets Soyangho
Head over Ooguri to Ohang-ri. Ohhang-ri is located in Buksan-myeon. Like Boogwi-ri, it was once an island village, and it was a place where the road and road passing through Chugok-ri opened the way to escape Oji village.
Buksan-myeon Office in Ohang-ri
Still, there are still batters along the river, and twice a day goes in and out. If you go further from the cotton base, you can see the sperm with the plaque engraved ‘Sucheong’, and the road is divided into two branches, leading to the Naepyeong-ri and Ohang-ri batters. Soyangho is the point where it ends.
Ohangri batter with a large pine tree
After looking around Naeyeong-ri and Ohang-ri, if you fall towards Chugok-ri, you will meet the national road between Chuncheon and Yanggu again. Chugok-ri is famous for Chugok-ri.
Chugok distilled water discovered by Kim Won-bo, a resident of Chugok-ri in 1812
In search of medicinal bones, spread the mineral water over the gourd and drink it. The iron tastes bitter and the fresh energy spreads through the body. "Great ~ Good!" The word “healing” is very popular these days, right? After walking in Boogwi-ri and Ohang-ri, taking a clean, unspoiled energy full of body, the steps toward Chuncheon are light.
Chugok mineral water has a strong taste and refreshing taste.
Travel information

Chuncheon City Hall Tourism Division 033-250-3068


Chuncheon-si Buksan-myeon Office 033-250-3610

* Self-driving
Seoul Chuncheon Expressway → Chuncheon IC → National Road No. 46 → Obongsan-ro → Cheongpyeongsa Temple → Bugwi-ri

* public transport
From Cheongnyangni Station, take the Gyeongchun Line train to Chuncheon Station. From Chuncheon Station, take the 18-1 city bus to Cheongpyeongsa Temple. However, only on weekends and holidays

2. Restaurants around
Transferring Grandmother's Chuncheon Central Chicken Ribs: Chicken Ribs / 13-5, Geumgang-ro 62beon-gil, Chuncheon-si / 033-253-4444


Chuncheon Specialty Chicken Ribs: Chicken Ribs, Makguksu / 807, Old Gyeongchun-ro, Chuncheon-si / 033-255-2069, 033-257-3069


Chuncheon Myeongga Makguksu: Makguksu / 39 Cheonjeon-ri, Sinbuk-eup, Chuncheon-si / 033-241-8443

Chuncheon Youth Travel House: 3035 Yeongseo-ro, Chuncheon-si / 033-250-3560

Radena Condo: 317 Sports Town-gil, Chuncheon-si / 033-240-8000


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