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Natural Beauty Gwangmyeong Gahak Mine Cave

WriterAdministratorDate11/05/2014

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  • Location

    Gwangmyeong

  • Address

    San 17-1, Gahak-dong, Gwangmyeong-si

  • TEL

    +82-70-4277-8902

  • Homepage

    http://cavern.gm.go.kr

Gwangmyeong Gahak Mine Cave

Gwangmyeong Cave has become a place for performances, exhibitions, and hands-on experience, in addition to being a visitor destination in itself as a cave. The place is located within an hour’s drive (or a subway) from either Seoul or Incheon International Airport. You can enjoy shopping at KTX Gwangmyeong Station, which is a five-minute drive from the cave. At bus stop No. 3 near KTX Gwangmyeong Station, you can get on the bus No. 17 bound for Gwangmyeong Cave, which is at the last bus stop. (Refer to the attached map.) Visitor attractions at the cave include: Light Space, Cave Art Center, Cave Aqua World, Golden Road, Golden Waterfall, Cave Underground World, and Wine Cave. The cave also has Elephant Vehicle Aixia and offers hands-on experience of collecting gold. The cave is a perfect tourist destination for every season but as a cool place (12℃ on average), it is a nice place to visit in summer. In the early 20th Century, the place was used for mining gold, silver, and zinc. The City of Gwangmyeong took safety measures for the closed mine and turned it into a tourist destination in 2011. The gold hammer and ingot held by the statue Aixia erected at the cave are said to give you the Midas Touch. The place has come to enjoy higher popularity since the TV program Running Man, which was shot here, was aired this year.

[ Other features ]
-April and May: Wide array of wild flowers 
-July and August (busiest time of the year): Gwangmyeong Cave Festival and Wine Festival
-October and November: Spectacular sights provided by colored tree leaves in Gahaksan Mountain, where the cave is located -Nearby snow-capped mountains in winter