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Gwangmyeong Cave 광명동굴

  • +82-1688-3399
San 17-1, Gahak-dong, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 광명시 가학동 산17-1)

Gwangmyeong Cave is where joys and tears of coal mining workers remained intact. It was the heart of the evolution of modern industries in Korea and also a historical site of the Japanese colonial period. It takes pride itself as being the only one cave found in the metropolitan cities.

After going through a complete transformation, the cave re-opened its door in 2011 as a living museum and a historical site. Cave Aqua World, the music and art hall, and golden waterfall, golden paths and golden palaces adds extra mysterious elements to its exisiting exotic atmosphere.


Utilization information

・Information : Coal Mine: mining helmet making, mining experience, gold panning experience
Wine Cave, hanging a golden plate in the cave.

・Information : • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1688-3399

・Closed : Every Monday / National Holidays

・Operating Hours : 09:00-18:00
(Closes at 17:00 from Dec 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016)
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.

Admission Fees

[Gwangmyeong Cave (including Wine Cave)]
Adults 6,000 won Youths 3,500 won Children 2,000 won * Group: 20 or more people
* Infants (aged 3 & below) and seniors (ages 65 & over) may enter free of charge.
* Please be aware that those who are exempt from the general entrance fee are still required to pay the entrance fee for wine cave (Adults 1,000 won / Youths and Children 500 won)

Available Facilities

Elephant Vehicle Aixia: 23-seaters Eco-Friendly Electronic Bus
Operating hours: 09:00~16:30
(runs every 30 min / 12 times a day / 12:00-13:00 no bus service)
* Operating Fee: Adults 2,000 won/ Teenagers & Children 1,000 won
* During winter season, or in the event of rain, there will be no bus service.

Korean Info. Service

[Guided tour by professional commentator]
Weekdays: tour runs every 30 min.
Weekends and public holdiays: every 10-20 mins

Reservation Info. for Natives

Group booking for minumum of 20 people
Reservation required 7 days in advance. (Group booking is not available on Mondays, weekends and public holidays)
* Special requests such as sign or foreign languages including English, Japanese and Chinese should be made known when making reservation.



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