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Hwanseongul Cave

800, Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Nice views

The area with all the mountains is very pretty. The cave itself is also nice and massive, just a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Eveliina P
via mobile
This is a BIG Cave

Hwanseon Cave is well worth visiting. Be warned that the hike to the cave from the parking area is... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
reverendanaglyph
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Melbourne, Australia
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“steep walk” (2 reviews)
“monorail” (7 reviews)
“temperature” (2 reviews)
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800, Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The area with all the mountains is very pretty. The cave itself is also nice and massive, just a bit crowded for my taste. I visited here during the national holiday Chuseok, so that might be a reason for it to be so popular that...More

Thank Eveliina P
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Hwanseon Cave is well worth visiting. Be warned that the hike to the cave from the parking area is a substantial undertaking, and is not suitable for the elderly or unfit. It is certainly not something most people should attempt on a hot day. On...More

2  Thank reverendanaglyph
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

It is absolutely stunning view. Riding on the monorail and see beautiful mountain view. Going into cave seeing the evolving core with underground waterfalls and rivers is an fascinating experience . Walkway in cave is nicely built then it is really easy and enjoyable ....More

1  Thank Alice S
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the Autumn when it was breathtaking in winter...definitely take the monorail, its a long long hike. Cave is wonderful, lots of steps as well

1  Thank Kat O
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Each of the commercial caves we have visited has been very different. This cave has very large passages and rooms, and the usual Korean stainless walkways everywhere. We comfortably toured the cave in about 45 minutes. The entrance walk is either a quite steep walk...More

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

This cave was a nice half day outing from Samcheok. I walked from the bus stop to the monorail, and rode up on it, which saves a long-ish uphill walk. The thing that is interesting about the cave is the size of it and the...More

1  Thank Ian_from_Canberra
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is by far the largest cave I have seen. Internally the path was well constructed and hence it made the walk a pleasant, organised and easy one. We went in summer but we understood that the floor might be slippery in winter and hence...More

2  Thank oliviamummy
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I and My frineds were searching special attractions. The cave, Hwanseongul, is very large and big. I felt I’m just one piece of nature. I think we look around this cave over hour. If you are hiker, I definally recommend here. and there are monorial...More

1  Thank SophieRoze
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

These amazing caves are some of the biggest in Asia and the forest and rivers around the area are also gorgeous but be prepared for a lot of walking. We arrived on a day where it was 35Deg+ and first we had to parka long...More

2  Thank Globerwalker
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The biggest lime stone cave in Korea. Its length is 6.5km and there are fantastic stalagmites, stalactites, about 10 lakes and waterfalls. Some spots of interest include stalactites that look like the Great Wall of China and many other uniquely shaped figures. The temp inside...More

1  Thank Christina B
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everlastingh
6 September 2017|
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Response from reverendanaglyph | Reviewed this property |
I can only answer the first part of the question, as I didn't stay in Samcheok: I don't think young kids would get a lot out of this cave. There is a LOT of climbing up and down stairs, and the interior route takes at least... More
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Louie C
7 August 2017|
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Response from Alice S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Pack light to be safe
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