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Summer Station and Iron Bridge Village Summer Trip, Sobaeksan Station and Cast Iron Dal Village - Yeongju, Gyeongbuk, Korea

View from the roof of Sobaeksan Station

Summer Station and Iron Bridge Village Summer Trip, Sobaeksan Station and Cast Iron Dal Village

Yeongju, Gyeongbuk, Korea

Iron Iron Dal Village is a village with Sobaeksan Station. Boil on the mountain slope It is known as the entrance town of Jukyeong Ancient Road and the starting point of Sobaeksan 3jarak-gil, but it is a summer resort where people can easily leave. Of course, you can't miss the cute pleasures of Cast Iron Dal Village and Sobaeksan Station.
Village with cast iron legs
Iron Dal Village has long been unknown. Only the people of Punggi avoided the rushing valley of the crowds. It is known that the village of Iron Dal was made after the restoration of Jukyeong Old Road and the passing of Sobaeksan Mountain. Jukyeong Ancient Road was the first road cultural property in Korea and was designated as the 30th scenic spot in 2007. In Samguk Sagi, it is said that “Jukryeong Road was opened only in the fifth year of King Silla Adala (158 AD)”, which is close to 1,900 years.
Sobaeksan Station was a landmark of the cast iron village. It opened as a simple station in April 1942 and was promoted to a normal station in 1951 during the Korean War. For a while most of the trains stopped at Sobaeksan Station. It is the closest train station to Sobaeksan Mountain. Those who visited Sobaeksan Station at that time are more familiar with the old name of Heebangsa Temple. Just five to six years ago it was not so called.
Exterior of Sobaeksan Station with the old station name
The rare warrior is a temple in the rare valley, and has a special relationship with the Iron Dal Village. Iron moon means iron bridge. The former name of Suchul-ri was Sucheol-ri. Anecdotes related to names go back to the Three Kingdoms period. In 12 years King Silla Deok Deung, Hee-unsaung Doo-un saved a tiger with a hairpin on her neck. The tiger took the daughter of Sorabul captain Yoo Suk to pay the favor. Doun-nim was very angry and sent Yoo Suk's daughter back to Seorabul. Ho Jang Yoo is a legend that he put an iron bridge on the stream of nobleman as a token of gratitude. So how can you erase that name easily? Even now, the station called Hee-Raesa is written next to the sign at Sobaeksan Station. When booking tickets for trains, they use the name Hee-sa Station. In May, he filmed the movie Sobaeksan Station. It is the story of a station worker and villagers who want to save a small station. Iron Dal Village is a film story and live set in itself.
View from the stairs going down to Socheol Dal Village from Sobaeksan Station
Sobaeksan Station, guarded by multilateral grandmothers
In 2014, the simplified station culture project was implemented. Sobaeksan Station was also transformed into a cultural station. The role of the train station, as well as the mood of Sobaeksan and cast iron villages. In the station, Dazagu grandmother, the guardian of the village, tells the story. In the past, due to the steep pickling, the bandits often appeared. The grandmother who lost her son to the bandit pretended to find her son and entered the bandit's den. At that time, the bandits were sleeping, so the signal to attack was 'Daja Gu', and the signal not to sleep was 'Dolja Gu'. On the wall, there is a song of Iron Dal Village, and on Jukyeong Old Street, it says 'Dazja Guya' and 'Dolja Guya'.
Multi-party grandmother story makes story of Sobaeksan only
The space used as a warehouse is also interesting. Decorated with the old kitchen of the village, it displays the household goods used by the villagers. You can also enjoy traditional games such as spinning top and go. Decorating the lamp in the shape of meju is also interesting.
Renovated Sobaeksan station warehouse into old village kitchen
Especially cauldron bartering is fun. One corner is recreated and the cauldron is installed. If you leave an object in the cauldron, the next person removes it and puts a new one. It is the story of people and people connecting things.
Cauldron barter is an attractive idea
The rooftop is a shelter and small garden. There are no tall buildings around, so there is no observatory or worship. Sobaeksan sansing is cool everywhere, and Kangan can see train coming into Sobaeksan station. However, there is a no entry sign in front of the stairs.
View from the rooftop shelter at Sobaeksan Station
Hidden Valley of Punggi
Look around Sobaeksan Station and go down the stairs. In the north, the waterway of the celestial valley cuts through the village. Heejasa and Sobaeksan were walked before the road developed. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, but there are Heeyeong waterfalls. In summer, however, it takes a light walk to Gupanjang Rest Area. Gupanjang entrance valley is a perfect place to play while catching the dazzling.
You can catch a dagger in the valley next to the Old Iron Village
The left side of the fork under the station leads to the old site of the iron bridge. Turn around the first corner and you will see a valley with a bridge. Half of the oysters are for human walking and the other half are for water. The waterway also had concrete pavement on the floor. Some escape heat from the burrows.
Travelers cool off in valleys around Guldari
After passing the bridge, it is a ravine-like valley. On the left side of the road, a shelter beneath an old tree greets you. It is an iron bridge ruins and an iron bridge resting place. The iron bridge of Iron Dal Village disappeared as the Central Line Railway passed.
Passing through the bridge, the valley where the Punggi people find comfort is welcome
Instead, on the edge of the shelter was a plain leg that reproduced the iron legs. The shelter beneath the trees is wide enough to rest on a mat.
Another bridge under Sobaeksan Station
The valley below the iron bridge shelter is the point where the Dogolbong's Sigol and Yeonhwabong's Rare Valley waterway merge. It corresponds to the upper stream of Namwoncheon in Punggi-eup. The pension is sparsely located next to the valley. Punggi is a waterfront where people find comfort instead of the valley. You can spend the day at a nearby pension or campsite, or soak up the heat in a half day valley.
Eye-catching leg model of the iron shelter is eye-catching
Old streets, hot springs or museums
After looking around Sobaeksan Station and Muesuldal Village, head for Jukyeong Old Street. It overlaps Sobaeksan Mountain Path, which can be reached by car. The old road passes through Jukyeong to Danyang. If Sobaeksan-gil is not the purpose, go down the road from Jukyeong Rest Area or go by bus.
The small wooden tunnel of Jukyeong Ancient Road adds to the pleasure of walking
Except for the early days, the old road is cool because of the shade of the forest. Passing through the tunnel where the trees are leaned, you can also see summer wildflowers such as sky buds, straw buds, and hydrangeas. In the middle is a chair and a waterfront where you can relax. Take a rest while washing your face in the valley water or the wind.
Jukyeong Ancient Road is a popular trekking course as part of Sobaeksan Mountain Path.
If you're on a family trip, head from Sobaeksan Station toward Punggi Town. Passing through Cheol-ri and adjacent Changrak-ri, there are Sobaeksan Punggi Hot Spring Resort and Ginseng Museum. Sobaeksan Hot Spring Resort is a sulfur hot spring that supplies 100% raw water from 800m underground. Aqua play, water slides, etc. are perfect for children to enjoy the water. In the meantime, adults may want to wash their fatigue with bardepool or therapies. Ginseng Museum is located at Sobaeksan Punggi Hot Spring Resort. It is composed of two floors of planning exhibition room, ginseng exhibition room and ginseng experience room. Experience-based exhibitions are eye-catching, such as planting and digging ginseng in an indoor sand field, making a ginseng field with a model, and becoming a rocky man to ride a rock wall. If you want to experience more vivid scenes, you can take a trip at the ginseng market or Seonbigol ginseng market in front of Punggi Station.
Ginseng Museum
Travel info

Related website address

-Iron Iron Village: 64 Jukyeong-ro 1513beon-gil, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongbuk


-Sobaeksan Station (Heebangsa Station): 41-9, Jukyeong-ro 1513beon-gil, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongbuk, 054-638-7788

Ginseng Museum: 1378 Jukyeong-ro, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongbuk, Korea 054-639-7686

Contact us

-Punggi-eup Community Center 054-636-3001

Sobaeksan Mountain Rock Information Center 054-634-3121

Restaurants near

-West Cold Noodle: Pyongyang Cold Noodle / 26, Insam-ro 3-beon-gil, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, 054-636-2457

Yaksendang: Yaksenjeong / 887-14, Sinjae-ro, Bonghyeon-myeon, Yeongju-si, 054-638-2728


-Yeongju Livestock Hanwoo Plaza: Bulgogi / 7, Anpung-ro 308beon-gil, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si

-Jungut Nuts: Donut / 6-1, Dongyang-daero, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, 054-636-0043


-Punggi Tourist Hotel: 53, Punggi-ro, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si / 054-637-8800

-Sobaeksan Samga Campsite: 509, Samga-ro, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, 054-637-3794


-Sobaeksan Punggi Hot Spring Resort: 1400, Jukyeong-ro, Yeongju-si, 054-604-1700


※ The above information was written in July 2015. It may change afterwards, so please check before you travel.

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