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DMZ Greeting Man in Yeoncheon

Writer콘텐츠관리자Date08/24/2020

A Greeting Man Facing North Greeting Man in Yeoncheon
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There stands a “Greeting Man” statue facing North Korea on top of Ongnyeobong Peak, Gunnam-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do. The statue faces the ferocious battlefield where Australian soldiers fought against Chinese soldiers during the Korean War. It was built to recover from the tragic past and call for peaceful unification. The statue bows at about 15 degrees, indicating a “casual greeting that respects others without losing oneself.”

If you reach the top of Ongnyeobong Peak, you will witness the panoramic view of Yeoncheon-gun in every direction—the same fascinating view with that of the bowed Greeting Man. You also get to see the meandering Imjingang River, which flows from the mountains and green fields of North Korea, toward the mountains and streams of South Korea. Here, one is clearly reminded of the division of Korea, and visitors can’t help but reflect on peace and unification. Thus, a visit to the Greeting Man will definitely touch your heart.

It is possible to reach the top of Ongnyeobong Peak by car. Nevertheless, you can go for a stroll along the paths as it is the starting point of the Yeoncheon Trail. As there is a military range in a nearby area, you may have limited access to it during firearms training.

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  • Address
    On the top of Ongnyeobong Peak, Okgye-ri, Gunnam-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
  • Tel
    +82-31-839-2061 (Division of Tourism, Yeoncheon-gun Office)
  • One-Day Trip
    Greeting Man → Yeoncheon Station Water Service Tower → Sintan-ri Station
  • Two-Day, One-Night Trip
    Greeting Man → Yeoncheon Station Water Service Tower → Sintan-ri Station → (Overnight Stay) → Gunnam Flood Control Reservoir → Herb Village → Imjingang Columnar Joints