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Activity Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Namyangju]

WriterAdministratorDate07/09/2018

an image of the old  Neungnae Station and 'An old railraod with an analog esthetic' is written.



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an image of tourist attractions on gyeongul-Joungag line.

 

Recommendation!
* Are you looking for a romantic date in an emotional, cultural and natural environment?

* Do you fancy a bicycle ride amid a fresh river breeze?


Intro  


The Neungnae Station Bicycle Trip offers tourists an opportunity to relax, recharge their emotions, and broaden their knowledge. Why not take a trip to the abandoned Neungnae Station by riding a bike along the Hangang River with your loved one! Although the railway line is no longer in service at Neungnae Station, you can recharge your emotions and visit the historical site of Dasan Jeong Yak-yong, a prominent figure of the Silhak (a Korean Confucian social reform movement of the late Joseon period) movement.


Dasan Eco Park offers an open view of Paldangho Lake where two rivers, the Namhangang River and the Bukhangang River, join together. The one-day course is recommended for those who want to have a relaxing time on the grass and come back to Paldang Station. Bikers can start cycling from Paldang Station, or start from Neungnae Station if they come by bus. As there is a bike rental service at Neungnae Station, tourists can enjoy riding a rented bike and then go back to Paldang Station by bus.

a couple walking on the old railroad of the abandoned Neungnae Station. 

 

Highlights

- Take photos of the abandoned Neungnae Station and its analog esthetic.

- Enjoy a relaxing time lying on a mat at Dasan Eco Park.

- Discover traces of Dasan Jeong Yak-yong at his birth home.

a beautiful Dasan Eco Park with sunset.  


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Course 1.


Abandoned Railway Station, Neungnae Station, in search of retro emotion


Trains no longer pass via Neungnae Station since the construction of the Gyeongui-Jungang Line. However, many bicycles now pass in front of the station, and more people visit it than ever before. This small station building has now become a museum packed with old memories. Why not take photos on the bench in front of the station, or by the window inside the station, as it is known for its photogenic scenery amid the tracks of time. Wherever you take a photo, it will exude an analog esthetic, as if the retro-filter was switched on.


Old black-and-white photographs of people are displayed around Neungnae Station, showing them in their happy moments. Visitors can take a stroll along the vestiges of the old railroad track or take a break in a cozy café converted from railway carriage. Restaurants and two bicycle rental shops are situated next to the station.


To get to the Dasan Historic Site from Neungnae Station, you should take the road toward the village of Majae where the Majae Sanctuary is situated. You will find the road to the Historic Site as you pass by the village.
 

Upper left: the small props of an old classroom./ Lower left: a couple is taking pictures in front of the Neungnae Station./ Right: an old mailbox at the staiton.

 

Travel Information

 ––Address: 384, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do 

 ––Tel: Neungnaeyeok Bicycle Path Certification Center +82-70-4407-9991, +82-1577-4359

 ––Opening Hours: N/A 

 ––Admission: Free

 

Tip. How to enjoy the bicycle trip to the max!

If you want to get the most out of your bicycle trip, you could continue riding all the way to Yangpyeong from Neungnae Station along the Namhangang bike path. The path is about 140km long and runs from Paldang via Yangpyeong to the Tangeumdae Overlook of Chungju. In particular, the section between Paldang Station and Yangpyeong follows the old Jungang Line, which has been converted into a bike path. You can enjoy the unique experience of cycling through an old railway tunnel and across an old railroad bridge. Some bike rental shops at Paldang Station accept the return of rented bikes at Sinwon Station or Dumulmeori. 


BIKE TOTAL
– –Address: 127, Paldang-ro, Wabu-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

– –Tel: +82-31-977-6147

– –Opening Hours: 09:00~19:30 on weekdays / 08:00~20:00 at weekends

– –Home page: www.biketotal.co.kr


Course 2.


‘Jeonyeok Barami Budeureopge’, a restaurant specializing in savory dumpling hot pot


The way of making ball-shaped dumplings is to roll dumpling filling in flour and boil it. If you add broth, you can make dumpling soup or dumpling hot pot. This Korean restaurant with an unusual name, Jeonyeok Barami Budeureopge, is well-known for its traditional dumpling hot pot made with ball-shaped dumplings and vegetable wraps and rice served with organic vegetables. The dish is only available for orders for 2 persons or more. A cup of coffee will be offered at the end of the meal. Rice cake and ball-shaped dumpling soup and ball-shaped dumpling soup are only served from November to March, and frozen ball-shaped dumplings are available as a takeaway dish.


 

a big bowl of traditional dumpling hot pot  of Jeonyeok Barami Budeureopge.


 

Travel Information

 –– Address: 732, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
 –– Tel: +82-31-576-0815
 –– Opening Hours: 11:00 - 17:00 (open until 20:00 on Saturdays)
 –– Menu:

     Ball-shaped dumpling hot pot (KRW 15,000)

     Stir-fried pork with vegetable wraps and rice (KRW 13,000)

     Spicy stir-fried octopus with vegetable wraps and rice (KRW 13,000)

     Rice cake and ball-shaped dumpling soup (KRW 12,000)

     Ball-shaped dumpling soup (KRW 12,000)

     Potato pancakes (KRW 10,000)

 

 


Course 3.


Dasan Historic Site, understanding the spirit of Dasan


Dasan Historic Site consists of various spaces associated with Dasan Jeong Yak-yong, a scholar of Silhak (a Korean Confucian social reform movement of the late Joseon period), including Dasan’s birth home, the Dasan Memorial Hall and Culture Hall, and the museum of Silhak. Dasan was born here, passed the state examination, and participated in the political reforms of King Jeongjo. After the king’s death, Dasan spent eighteen years in exile in Gangjin, but he eventually returned here to live out his remaining years. Dasan’s grave is situated behind Yeoyudang, where he lived in his old age.


The Dasan Memorial Hall displays a variety of Dasan’s works including handwritten letters, Mokmin Simseo, and records on his work such as the Geojunggi(a device designed to lift heavy things using the principle of pulley), made by Dasan to build Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. The Dasan Culture Hall was established to help visitors to understand Dasan’s life and ideas. The Museum of Silhak opposite the Dasan Historic Site provides information on Silhak.


a couple is walking at the Dasan Historic Site  

 Travel Information

 –Address: 747-11, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
 ––Tel: +82-31-590-2837
 ––Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Closed on Mondays, Lunar New Year's day, Chuseok Holiday)
 ––Admission: Free

 



Course 4.


Dasan Eco Park, a serene landscape


It’s time to rest your tired legs after a bike ride. Dasan Eco Park is a lakeside park with an open view of Paldangho Lake, where the Namhangang River and Bukhangang River converge. It’s a great place to take a nap on a mat. The park has a lotus field, a reed field and others to let visitors see the waterside ecology, and there are benches, a walking path and a rest area along the lakeside as well. In addition, restaurants, cafés, and convenience stores are situated at the entrance. The large willow trees scattered around the park provide cool shade in which visitors can appreciate the gentle waves of Paldangho Lake in a relaxing atmosphere.


As Namyangju Dasan-gil Course 2 passes through Dasan Eco Park, if you walk along the lake towards the village of Majae, you will see a wide lotus field and Tokkiseom Island, too. The round-trip including the park and Dasan-gil Course 2 takes about 30 minutes.


a couple is walking the trail of Dasan Eco Park with a beautiful sunset in the background.  

 

Travel Information

 

 –– Address: 767, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

 –– Tel: +82-31-590-8634

 –– Admission: Free

* Useful Tips for Bikers   ---------------------------------------------------------


Tip 1. Don’t miss it! A bike ride from Paldang Station to Sinwon Station


There are few bike rental shops situated around Paldang Station that offer diverse products and services including bike rental by the hour, all-day rental, etc. Some shops accept the return of the bike at Sinwon Station – so you can rent a bike at Paldang Station, ride along the Namhangang bike path, pass by Neungnae Station, and return it to Sinwon Station. From Sinwon Station, you can take a train on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line to get back. You can also depart from Sinwon Station and return the bike to Paldang Station.


Tip 2. The Coffee House, a rooftop café of Gamnamujip overlooking Paldangho Lake

  

Gamnamujip, which is a little further away from the Dasan Historic Site, is famous for its delicious grilled eel. In particular, the rooftop café on the 2nd floor of Gamnamujip boasts a fantastic view of Paldangho Lake. After your bike ride, we recommend that you take a break and rest your tired legs in the open-air café and enjoy an invigorating cup of coffee with the breeze from the river.


 

Travel Information

– Address: 747-45, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

– Tel: +82-31-576-8263

– Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00

– Menu: Coffee - KRW 4,000