Tourist Attractions per Theme

Theme Park Pocheon Art Valley 

WriterAdministratorDate12/20/2019

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  • Location

    Pocheon

  • Address

    234, Art valley-ro Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Pocheon Art Valley: Rebirth of an abandoned stone mountain
  • Pocheon Art Valley was a granite quarry in the 1960s when heated industrialization was driving S. Korea. The stones were once useful in constructing buildings and running factories, but the demand started to plunge dramatically from 2000, leaving the quarry in ruins. Afterward, however, the devastated ground became the foundation of Pocheon Art Valley, an ecological area where nature and man breathe together.

    The former quarry is now a culture & art space themed “stone” with stone culture exhibition, stone sculpture park, etc. The once small pool created under the 50-meter (164 ft) cliff while digging the granite has been regenerated as Cheonjuho Lake filled with spring water and rain, offering habitats for wild animals. Standing between the clear lake and the cliff is Lake Performance Hall. The architecture with its beautiful scenery and out-of-this-world atmosphere was one of the filming s of the television series Legend of the Blue Sea starring Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho.

  • Measuring 140,743 m2 (1,514,945 ft2), Art Valley can be explored by monorail as well as on foot. Pets are allowed but should be kept in carriers in the monorail. It takes about 20 minutes from the ticket booth to the farthest spot on foot, so visitors usually ride the monorail to the Astronomical Science Center and walk from there, enjoying the view of the lake.

    *Tip: Keep your ticket until you enter the Astronomical Science Center since it is required for admission.