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Travel around Seoul lightly on the Gyeongui Jungang Line - Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Taewon Lee Seong-gye's Geon-neung

Travel around Seoul lightly on the Gyeongui Jungang Line

Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

<Total travel distance>
Guri Station → 14 minutes by bus 1.97km → Donggureung → 26 minutes by subway 6 stations → Ungilsan Station → 28 minutes by bus 5.45km → Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum → 22 minutes by bus 4.44km → Sujongsa → 12 minutes by bus 1.07km → Ungilsan Station → Subway 3 minutes 1 station → Yangsu Station → 15 minutes by bus 11.53km → Hwangsunwon Literary Village Sonaggi Village → 15 minutes by bus 11.53km → Yangsu Station → Subway 15 minutes 4 stations → Obin Station → 10 minutes on foot 1.35km → Wildflower Arboretum
The Gyeongui Jungang Line, which connects between Paju, Goyang, Guri, Namyangju, and Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do, is a convenient way to travel around the suburbs lightly at any time by train. In addition, there are a variety of attractions to choose from, from Donggungneung, where the tomb of Taejo Lee Seong-gye is located, to a coffee museum where you can see Korea's coffee history, and a literary village that conveys the sensibility of the short story <Sonargi>, which is loved by Koreans. That's it for the course.
Meet the history of Joseon's royal tomb, Donggureung
Donggungneung, which points to the nine tombs located east of Gyeongbokgung Palace, is the largest of the Joseon Royal Tombs. Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, the Royal Tombs of Joseon is highly regarded as a cultural asset that can glimpse the worldview and funeral culture of Koreans with the Confucianism and Feng Shui combined with the royal authority that has a long history of 500 years.
Gyeongui Jungang Line Train
In particular, the meaning of Geonwonneung, the tomb of Taejo Lee Seong-gye, who founded Joseon, is located in Donggungneung. This place, where even the Ming Dynasty envoys admired it as 'a land of heaven,' not only allows you to look at the Feng Shui geographic requirements of the Joseon Royal Mausoleum, )> And suggests standards for dealing with the stone arrangements and tombs of the Royal Tombs For this reason, it is very helpful to understand the history of the Joseon Royal Mausoleum if you look around the nine tombs from the beginning of the Kunwon tomb.
Donggureung Entrance
Interestingly, there is a silver grass, not grass, in the Bonbun area of Geonneung, giving the impression of lushness, which is said to be based on Lee's testimony to cover the tomb with the soil and silver grass of his hometown, Hamgyeong-do.
Kunwonneung, an example of the royal tomb of Joseon
Joseon was a king who founded a new dynasty, but I think it might be a scene that reminds me of his lonely and lonely years when I had to watch the power struggle of the blood stained children.
Wonneung, the tomb of Yeongjo
When you enter Donggungneung, you pass through Hongsalmun, which is a sacred place, and a beautiful trail surrounded by dark greenery continues. It is a gentle dirt road that most elderly people can walk on, and there are convenient facilities such as wooden chairs and toilets.
Donggungneung Trail Recording
In the room where the people who were preparing the rituals and managing the royal tombs stayed, there is a small library to avoid the hot sunshine in the middle of the day. If there are nine tombs scattered in each of them, it is recommended to choose the tombs of kings or interested ones around Gunwonneung if it is difficult to look around.
Small library in Jaesil
Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum
The Waltz and Dr. Mann Coffee Museum, with its beautiful red brick buildings located along the Bukhan River, provide a history of coffee and a variety of information.
Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum
The origin of coffee, as well as the artifacts related to coffee collected from all over the world, attracts attention. In particular, the coffee spoon, which was used by Emperor Gojong, was easily explained to the elderly by explaining Korea's coffee history.
Exploring coffee history in the museum
After exploring the entire exhibition space, a hand-drip experience continues. You can choose a bean directly with an expert, use a grinder to go to the appropriate thickness, and learn how to extract the best taste of the bean through a hand-drip.
Hand drip experience
Older people who were used to Americano, who usually diluted coffee mixes or espresso, fell in love with the charm of hand drip coffee that retains the original taste and aroma. Every Friday evening, classical music concerts that match well with the scent of coffee are also provided to bring out different memories.
Hand drip experience
Sujongsa Temple, located on the middle of Mount Ungil, towering at the edge of the Bukhan River, boasts an open view so that Seo Geo-jeong, one of the representative patriarchs of Joseon, praised as 'the best view of the Eastern Temple'. As he stands in the front yard of Sujongsa Temple, the beautiful view of Dumulmeori, where the Namhan River and the Bukhan River merge into one stream, unfolds at a glance. Dasan Jeong Yak-Yong also said that he has been visiting Sujongsa Temple since he was a child.
Dumulmeori scenery
Sujongsa Temple is famous for its special relationship with Sejo, and while staying overnight in Yangsu-ri, on the way to Odaesan to cure the disease, I was surprised by the bells that weren't heard, and when I looked around, it was said that the sound of water droplets falling from a rock cave was as clear and beautiful as a bell. .
Ginkgo tree 500 years old
Thus, Sejo built a temple near the rock cave, named it Sujongsa, and the ginkgo tree, which was planted in commemoration, suddenly grows into a giant tree that reaches only 7m around the pillars and catches the eye of travelers. In autumn, the yellow ginkgo leaves light up the temples as if they were lit with huge lanterns.
The scenery under the ginkgo tree
The path to Ungil Mountain where Sujongsa Temple is located is followed by a steep slope. Therefore, even if it is not very far, it takes an hour or so by walking the hiker.
Stairs at the entrance to Sujongsa Temple
Fortunately, there is a pavement to Sujongsa parking lot, so elderly people can use the taxi to access it more conveniently. However, since there is a steep stone stairway to the threshold of Sujongsa Temple, it is recommended to prepare shoes that have a hard floor and good walking. Even when descending, be careful to hold onto the rope installed on the railing.
Grilled delicacy freshwater eel near Sujongsa Temple
The scenery of the two heads from the front yard of Sujongsa Temple is very beautiful, but the walls are rather low, so there are some dangerous parts, so it is recommended that seniors take a seat in a safe place and enjoy the scenery.
Sujongsa Temple Daeungbojeon
Sonagi Village, Hwang Soon-Won Literary Village
Hwang Soon-won's short story <Sonargi>, which depicts the story of a boy and a girl who was short and intense like a midsummer shower, delicately portrays the fresh emotions of adolescence that everyone can experience at least once.
Entrance to Hwang Sun-Won Literature Museum
Located in Yangpyeong, Sonagi Village recreates the background in this work and stimulates the emotions of the boy and girl who remained as old memories for the elderly.
Trail of the Susudan
When you walk hand in hand and walk on a gentle trail, you become a teenage boy or girl and share your excitement with your eyes, and sometimes play a joke in an awkward mind. Most of the trails are led by gentle dirt paths and light stairs, so seniors can take steps without hesitation.
Novel shower photo zone
In particular, in the front yard of the Munhak Village, artificial showers pour at every hour on the hour, and it is lovely to be like a boy and girl in <Snow Shower>, where the appearance of jumping suddenly, jumping, jumping, laughing and avoiding rain sitting side by side at the waterside.
Artificial showers pouring every hour
Inside the Hwangsun-Won Literature Museum in the shape of a male figure, there are a number of artifacts that can help you feel the breath of a lifetime writer, including the workshop where many masterpieces were born, as well as hand-painted manuscripts and fountain pens.
A shout avoiding showers
In addition, there is a small library where you can watch Hwang Sun-won's representative works such as <The Dog of the Village>, <Cane's Descendants>, <The Old Man Who Poisons> with an e-book, and a photo zone that reproduces a scene from these works. You can enjoy the subject with fun.
Workshop in Literature Museum
In particular, in the audio-visual room, for the elderly who are uncomfortable reading books in fine print, the stories related to showers are screened in 4D, so you can take time to enjoy them.
E-book library in Literature Museum
Sweet relaxation in a beautiful garden, wild flower arboretum
Located on the banks of the Namhan River, the Wild Flower Arboretum is a 10-minute walk from Obin Station on the Gyeongui Jungang Line, making it an easy place for seniors to visit and enjoy.
Lotus Flower Arboretum
As the name suggests, about 200 species of native wildflowers in Korea bloom every season, and this is a tropical botanical garden where you can feel the exotic mood, an herb garden that exudes a pleasant smell, and aquatic wetlands filled with dainty lotus flowers in summer. You can meet
Tropical botanical garden
In addition, there are spaces where you can rest while looking at the Namhan River, which is spread out in a cool way.
Yellow Sea-style Cold Noodles near Wild Flower Arboretum
Despite its small size, the Arboretum also has a natural ecology museum on the one hand where you can observe the appearance and ecology of various insects such as butterflies and longevity sky cows.
Insect exhibition hall
If you want to avoid the midday heat, you can take a break at the Natural Ecology Museum.
Gyeongui Jungang Line Obin Station
Travel information

Recommended travel course (same day course)

Donggureung → Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum → Sujongsa Temple

Recommended travel course (2 days and 1 night course)

first day : Donggureung → Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum → Sujongsa Temple
Second day : Dumulmeori · Semiwon → Hwangsunwon Literary Village Sonagagi Village → Wild Flower Arboretum


-Donggureung: 197, Donggureung-ro, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-563-2909 / http://royaltombs.cha.go.kr/

-Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum: 856-37 Bukhangang-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-576-0020 / http://www.wndcof.com/

-Sujongsa Temple: 186, Bukhangang-ro 433beon-gil, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-576-8411 / http://www.sujongsa.com/

-Hwang Soon-Won Literary Village Sonaggi Village: 24 Sonagi Village-gil, Seojong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 031-773-2299 / http://www.sonagi.go.kr/

-Wild Flower Arboretum: 16 Sumokwon-gil, Yangpyeong-eup, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 031-772-1800 / http://www.nemunimo.co.kr/

-Guri Tourism Information: 031-550-8355 (Tourism Team) / http://www.guri.go.kr/

-Namyangju Tourism Information: 031-590-2799 / http://www.nyj.go.kr/

-Yangpyeong Tourism Information: 031-770-2068 (Tourism Promotion Division) / http://tour.yp21.net/gcontent/intro.asp

Barrier-free information

-East hill
* Opening hours: February to May, September to October: 06:00 to 17:00 / June to August 06:00 to 17:30 / November to January 06:30 to 16:30 * Admission: 1,000 won for ages 25 to 64.
Free of charge: Children under 6 years old, youth between 7 and 24 years old, over 65 years old (with identification card), admission fee reduction according to the 「Disability Welfare Act」, 「National Merit Act and Treatment and Support Act」 and other individual laws The old, the hanbok wearer, the active soldier wearing the military uniform, the last Wednesday of each month [day with culture]
* Holidays: Every Monday
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* There is a wheelchair ramp to the entrance to the toilet for the disabled
* Wheelchair and stroller rental available
* Most flat roads

-Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum
* Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:00
* Admission: Adults 5,000 won Children 3,000 won. Hand drip experience included
* Closed: Every Monday and Tuesday
* There is no parking space for the disabled, but there is plenty of parking space.
* Both the 2nd and 3rd floors where the museum is located go up the stairs without an elevator
* Advance reservation is required for classical concerts held on Friday

-Sujongsa Temple
* Admission fee: None
* There is no parking space for the disabled, but there is plenty of parking space.
* It is recommended to use a taxi because there is a steep ramp from the bus stop to the entrance of the temple.
* Go up the stairs from the parking lot to the entrance of the temple
* Go to the stairs to the bathroom

-Hwang Soon-Won Literary Village Sonagagi Village
* Hours: 09:30 ~ 18:00, November ~ February: 09:30 ~ 17:00
* Admission: 2,000 won for adults, 1,500 won for youth and military, 1,000 won for children.
Free of charge: Children over 65 and under 6, disabled (including 1 to 3 level companion), national merit (including 1 spouse), Yangpyeong County residents
* Closed: Monday, January 1, New Year's Day, Chuseok
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* Wheelchair rental available
* There is an elevator for the elderly
* Some stairs on the walkway
* Weekdays 12: 00-16: 00, weekends and holidays 11: 00-16: 00 hourly artificial showers

-Wild Flower Arboretum
* Opening hours: April ~ November 9:30 ~ 18:00, November ~ March 9:30 ~ 17:00
* Admission: Adults 8,000 won Teenagers 6,000 won Children 5,000 won / Seniors aged 65 and over, 6,000 won for seniors with disabilities, disabled people, and 4,000 won for Yangpyeong residents
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* There is a wheelchair ramp to the entrance
* Braille block for the visually impaired
* Most slopes or flat roads

Move information

Public transportation information
-[Movement Information of Major Stations on the Gyeongui Jungang Line]
Guri Station / Donggureung (2, 2-1 village bus)
Use Ungilsan Station / Waltz and Dr. Man Coffee Museum, Sujongsa (56, 167 general bus)
Yangsu Station / Hwang Soon-Won Literary Village Sonagi Village (8-5 Regular Bus)

Self-driving information
-Northern arterial road-Guri IC-Guri (30 minutes from Seoul)
-Seoul Outer Ring Expressway-Paldang Bridge IC-Namyangju (50 minutes from Seoul)
-Seoul Yangyang Expressway-Sejong IC-Yangpyeong (55 minutes from Seoul)

Food and lodging information


-Chungryongsan Natural Recreation Forest : 299, Jeoryeongsan-ro, Manual-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-8008-6690 / Handicapped parking area available / Handicapped toilet available / Wheelchair ramp available / http://farm.gg.go.kr/sigt/41

-Jungmisan Natural Recreation Forest : 1152 Jungmisan-ro, Okcheon-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 031-771-7166 / Parking space for the disabled / Toilet for the disabled / Wheelchair ramp available / Priority reservation for the disabled available / http://www.foresttrip.go.kr/

-Sanum Natural Recreation Forest : 347 Gobuk-gil, Danwol-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 031-774-8133 / Handicapped parking area available / Handicapped toilet available / Wheelchair ramp available / Handicapped rooms available / Braille blocks for the visually impaired / http://www.foresttrip.go.kr/

-Hanhwa Resort Yangpyeong : 188, Sinchon-gil, Okcheon-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 031-772-3811 / Handicapped parking area available / Handicapped toilet available / Wheelchair slope available / Visually impaired assistance dogs allowed / www.hanwharesort.co.kr/

-Daemyung Resort Yangpyeong : 55, Sinnae-gil 7beon-gil, Gaegun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / 1588-4888 / Parking space for the disabled / Toilet for the disabled / Wheelchair ramp available / Elevator for the disabled / Wheelchair and stroller rental available / www.daemyungresort.com/yp

Restaurants near

-Dumegol : Hanjeongsik / 031-573-5558 / 335 Donggureung-ro, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do / Seating table / No parking space for the disabled but no parking space / No toilet for the disabled

-Ye Bong Jung : Grilled freshwater eel, Eojuk kalguksu / 031-576-0164 / 141 Paldang-ro, Wabu-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do / Standing, seating table / No parking for disabled / No toilet for disabled

-Okcheon Naengmyeon Hwanghae Restaurant Main Store : Naengmyeon / 031-773-3575 / 1493-8, Gyeonggang-ro, Okcheon-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do / Standing table, no parking for disabled people, but no parking space for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

※ The above information was updated in August 2019, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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