At Hwaam Mineral Spring (화암약수), water rises up through a rock crater located in Dong-myeon, Jeongseon. The water is said to be good for stomachaches, eye infections, and skin diseases; and, as it contains nine essential elements such as calcium and fluorine, it tastes crisp and clean. Also, thick trees and interesting rock formations surround the sides of a path connecting the spring to Hwaam Cave. * The mineral spring contains 854.3mg of carbonic acid ions, 26.9mg of iron, 82.9mg of calcium, 0.6mg of fluorine and nine other healthy substances.


Located just 4km away from Hwacheon-eup, Ddansan Mountain is nestled between Paroho Lake and the entrance to Peace Dam, making it appear more like an island floating on the water rather than a mountain. This small island-like mountain offers an interesting and unique setting and the cooling effect of the mountain's shadow on the water creates a more relaxed resting area.


Seomjingang River, one of the four major rivers in Korea, starts from Imsil and Sunchang. It merges with several bodies of water in Gokseong-gun, Gurye and Hadong before flowing into the South Sea.In Gokseong-gun, Seomjingang River is also known as Sunjagang River. It flows about 36km through the region, and is abundant in different types of fish. A number of big and small valleys throughout the length of the river provide fantastic views and relaxation spots all year round. Also, Riverside Festival and Seomjingang Literature Forum are held every summer to offer fun summer activities along the river.


Near the recreation forest are historically-famous sites such as Bongamsa Temple, the relics of Gyeon Hwon, the birthplace of Ungang Lee Kang-nyeon, and Mungyeong Saejae Mountain Pass. Allowing visitors to enjoy sightseeing and leisure sports at the same time, the recreation forest offers various hands-on experience at the ceramics exhibition hall, ecological park, clay shooting range, rafting site, and the drama open set. Located right next to Yongchu Valley, the recreation forest’s facilities include the Forest Culture Recreation Center, Forest Cabin, Woodcraft Experience Center, and forest experience trails along Seonyudong Nadeul-gil.


Namwon Recreational Forest (남원자연휴양림) is located at the base of Chonbuk Namwon <Cheonhwangsan Mountain>. Since there are over 3558300ft²of Korean pine trees that are about twenty to thirty years old, one will breathe the pure, fresh air while following the 4km mountain path. Within this recreation forest there are promenades, a swimming pool, ancient traditional sweating rooms, sport massage rooms, a golf range, restaurants, traditional teahouses, and other subsidiary facilities such as lodging condos. Reservation and/or inquiries can be made by phone or via the homepage.


Donggok Valley is one of four large valleys on Baegunsan Mountain. The valley opens up towards Gwangyang, with the waters of Dongcheon Stream flowing into Gwangyangman Bay. Donggok Valley is wide, making it convenient for transportation, and perfect for a family get-away location during the holidays. Located along Hanjae Pass between the mountain summit and Ttoaribong Peak on the western side, the valley is also sometimes called Dapgoksimni. The valley stretches a distance of 10km and is especially beautiful in fall when surrounded by vibrant autumn foliage. Donggok Valley is a protected nature reserve, with over 900 various species of vegetation growing here.


The site stretches from North to South on a basin in the Haneuljae mountain pass, which connects Chungcheongbuk-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do provinces. It is said that Mauitaeja, the last prince of the Silla Kingdom, had dream one night as he was traveling to Geumgangsan Mountain where the Goddess Gwanseeumbosal instructed him to erect a statue Buddha. As a result, he built a temple to honor the goddess’ wishes at the current site of Mireuk-ri. Though the temple site has been invaded multiple times, the statue of Buddha has remained intact for over 1,000 years.


Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum was founded in May 2004 to enhance public awareness and appreciation of embroidery art with ample facilities including exhibition hall, library, conservation center, learning center, embroidery study room, education and research rooms. The museum emphasizes on the variety of textiles and embroidery and also features collections from various Northeast Asian countries. The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum stresses the importance of embroidery as an evolving form of art through changes in technology, social and cultural environment. In addition, the learning center also aims to become a learning center for scholarship in embroidery and other textile arts that can be appreciated by a wide audience.


Korean Museum of Straw and Life is a private museum dedicated to the collection, research, and display of materials and historical accounts of diverse straws and their uses in Korea. As Koreans' lifestyle in the past heavily depended on agriculture and cultivation of crops, straws and grasses were easily found and had many uses. The museum aims to educate the general public of how straw were produced and used by Korean ancestors as well their significance in connection with today's lifestyle.


Gubongsan Mountain Observatory is one of the most scenic driving courses in Chuncheon, stunning with its breathtaking views both day and night. With fresh brewed coffee in hand, go for a stroll to its outside terrace or garden where you can gaze out on the beauty of Chuncheon. The observatory offers the best spot to see the night view of Chuncheon. Cafes and restaurants decorated with different themes provide good coffee and a great food. You can enjoy sitting on the wooden deck and watching the world around you at it's finest.