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Healing Byeongmogan Citizens Park, Ansan

WriterAdministratorDate12/15/2020

The Fantastic Comeback of Surisan Quarry Byeongmogan Citizens Park, Ansan
The Fantastic Comeback of Surisan Quarry Byeongmogan Citizens Park, Ansan

Located at the foothill of the Surisan Mountain in Ansan is a public park named “Byeongmogan.” This unique name refers to the bottleneck shape of the park’s premises, where the narrow entrance leads to an unexpectedly vast interior. This site that used to be a quarry in the 1930s and 1980s now welcomes families looking for a place to rest. Gravels from the quarry were used to lay railways for the Gyeongbu Line and Suin Line. The old rails and gravel carts in the park are testaments to the park’s precious past. One of the main attractions of the park is the artificial waterfall. This 65 m–high and 95 m–wide waterfall was created using a slope previously used to move gravel. This site is famous for being the largest artificial waterfall in Korea, as well as for its unique design. The water flows in from multiple streams. One flows around a monument in the shape of an eagle perched on a pole, while another goes around small rocks reminiscent of those in old Korean paintings. Another stream forms a wide curtain of water that reaches the ground. Behind the waterfall is a pathway that is particularly popular among young visitors. The park neighbors a lush pine forest housing the Byeongmogan Campground, which is popular among camping enthusiasts for its cool and captivating tree shades.

  • Address
    San 81-1, Anyang-dong, Manan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Operating Hours
    00:00–24:00, open all year round
  • Recommended Tour Route
    • ① One-Day Trip: Anyang Art Park → Anyang Jungang Market → Ansan Byeongmogan Citizens Park
    • ② Two-Day, One-Night Trip: Anyang Art Park → Anyang Jungang Market → Ansan Byeongmogan Citizens Park → (Overnight Stay) → Samseongsan Forest Park → Seoul National University Gwanak Arboretum → Anyang Sundae and Gopchang Street