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Make the most out of your visit to Boryeong!

June 16th, 2017

Boryeong has so much things in stored for you aside from the Boryeong Mud Festival in Daecheon Beach! It maintains its natural beauty with a modern touch. So scroll along and plan out the places you want to visit during your stay!


City Tour

Muchangpo Tower

As the Muchangpo Tower overlooks the West Sea, you can enjoy a romantic view of the sunset as it sets down the West Sea.

You can also take beautiful pictures with the luminous sea as your background. Moreover, you can also enjoy the sunset with a nice cup of coffee in the café found inside the tower. Enjoy the beautiful view high up in the tower!

Reminder

Entrance fee: Adult - 2000 won / Teens, Military Personnel - 1500 won / Children - 1000 won / Boryeong Citizen - FREE
Open: March - October 10am - 9pm / November - March 10am - 7pm
Close: Every Monday (If it’s a holiday, Tuesday)
Address: Gwandang-ri, Ungcheon-eup, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do



Boryeong Jungang Market

Enjoy a variety of dishes in affordable prices!

Aside from food, you can also buy different goods as well as clothes. The market is divided into ‘fashion street’, ‘dried fish street’, and ‘food street’.

Reminder

Address: 331-7, Daecheon-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do



Boryeong Cultural Center

Boryeong Cultural Center is 5 minutes away from the market. This is a complex cultural center where you can see the Boryeong Museum, Mudflat ecological science museum, and Boryeong Literary Museum. One unique feature of this place is the ‘60’s street’ that reenact Boryeong of 1960.

Reminder

Entrance fee: Adult - 2000 won / Teen - 1000 won / Children - 500 won
Open: Weekdays 9:00 - 18:00 / Weekend, Holidays 9:00 - 18:00 ( Visitors can enter until 1 hour before closing. )
Address: 340-2, Daecheon-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do



Boryeong Coal Factory

The museum has around 3800 exhibits such as conveying equipment, minerals, fossils, measuring tools, drills, etc. The museum was built to make you feel as if you are really inside the coal mine. It has the elevator that goes 400m down in just 1 minute. It’s actually going down from the 2nd floor to the 1st but the special effects make it all the more realistic!

Reminder

Entrance fee: Adult - 1500 won ( Group - 1200 won ) / Teens, Children - 800 won ( Group 600 won )
Address: 508, Seongjusan-ro Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do



Camping

Daecheon Beach Camping Site

Daecheon beach, the best beach of the west coast, has ‘Daecheon Beach Camping Site’ where the cool sea breeze and the pine forest make a harmonious collaboration. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the beach in the afternoon and the romantic night sea and the sound of the waves at night.

Reminder

Address: 1029-3 Sinheuk-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Website: http://www.daecheonbeach.kr

Attractions nearby:
  • ‘Zip line’ that zooms down from a 20-floor high building
  • ‘Sky bike’, railbike that runs above the ocean
  • ‘Daecheon Port Fish Market’ where you can get fresh seafood all seasons



Seongju-san Recreational Forest Camping Site

Seongju-san is also called ‘the lungs of Boryeong’. You can stroll in its cypress forest filled with phytoncide or enjoy camping. The area with a trail that goes through the cypress forest and a beautiful clear stream makes it perfect for family outing.

Reminder

Address: 513, Simwongyegok-ro Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Website: http://www.brcn.go.kr/forest.do

Attractions nearby:
  • The world biggest ‘Sculpture Park’
  • ‘Gaehwa Art Park’ with indoor herb land
  • Korea’s first coal themed museum ‘Boryeong Coal Museum’



Muchangpo Caravan Park

Muchangpo, popular for the miraculous sea road, has ‘Muchangpo Caravan Park’ where you can feel like you’re travelling in a camping car. There are a total of 10 caravans and inside you can find bed, kitchen, TV, and other facilities that will allow you to enjoy your trip comfortably.

Reminder

Address: 49-22, Dongdwimaeul-gil Ungcheon-eup, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Website: http://mcpcaravan.com/

Attractions nearby:
  • ‘Miraculous sea road’, S-line made by nature
  • ‘Muchangpo Fish Market’ where you can buy fresh seafood
  • ‘Muchangpo Tower’ where you can watch the best sunset of the west coast indoors



Leisure Sports

If you are more of an outgoing type who just can’t simply stay in one place, we’ve got some activities that you may enjoy!


Paragliding

See the entire Boryeong as you paraglide from the top of Okma-san! The area has a paragliding site and holds an annual paragliding competition. It is frequently visited by those who love hang gliding and paragliding. There is also a rest place prepared beside the gliding site for your convenience. That step towards the sky may be the scariest moment of your life but the view of Boryeong up in the sky will be an unforgettable experience.

Reminder

Address: 205, Changdong-ri, Nampo-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Inquiry: Daecheon (Boryeong) Parastory 010-2488-4159



Railbike above the sea: Sky bike

Sky bike is the only railbike in Korea that runs above the sea. As you ride on the rail track with the breeze on your hair, you can enjoy the scenery of the white beach and the clear waters 2- 3m high. It starts from the Daecheon Beach, turns around where you’ll find strangely shaped stones, go through Daecheon Port, then comeback. If you choose the right time for the tide, you will feel that you’re running above the water. There are some humps along the way but you won’t find it troublesome because the rail bike is powered by electricity.

Reminder

Address: 79, Haesuyokjang 10-gil, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Price: 2people - 22,000 won / 3 people - 26,000 won / 4 people - 30,000won
Operating time: April - September 10am - 6pm / October - March 10am – 5pm



Railbike

The old Nampo Line that used to transport coals have transformed into a railbike that runs through the forest. Enjoy a special railroad adventure that runs through the green forest of Okma-san. It runs a total of 5km back and forth. It runs with electricity so you can easily trail on just by pedaling slightly.


Below are the information regarding the railbike. Please be guided accordingly.

Division Peak season
(7.23 - 8.21, weekends in May)
Weekend
(Sat, Sun, Holidays)
Weekdays
(Mon - Fri)
Number Operating time
1 9:00 9:00 11:00
2 10:30 10:30 13:00
3 12:00 12:00 15:00
4 14:00 14:00 --
5 15:30 15:30 --
6 17:00 17:00 --
7 18:30 -- --

Tickets and Discounts

Division For 2 For 3 For 4 Remarks
Normal 20,000 23,000 26,000
Resort member 50% off from normal price 50% off from normal price 50% off from normal price Must show membership card
Group 18,000 21,000 23,000 More than 30 people or more than 8 rides
Townspeople 16,000 18,000 21,000 20% off from normal price on weekdays
(bring valid ID)
Resort customer 18,000 21,000 23,000 Resort reservation text message or receipt

Reminder

Address: Myeongcheon-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact number: 041-936-4100



Zip line

Enjoy the thrill of zipping past above Daecheon Beach 52m high and 613m long. You can ride either alone or with your friend or loved one.


Price for Zip Line

Price for zip line Price Remarks
613m/ 15min 18,000 More than 30 people, call 041)934-3003

Reminder

Address: Daeryangbiseonjae-gil, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
For online reservation: http://ziptrek.co.kr/main/index.asp



Boat Fishing

There are many islands nearby Boryeong so everyone who likes boat fishing from novices to professionals come and visit Boryeong. Whether young or old, anyone can enjoy boat fishing and you can even eat the fish you caught right on the spot (that is, if you like raw fish) or bring it to a restaurant and brag to your friends with photos of you catching a fish.

  1. Ocheon Port boat fishing

    Catches: webfoot octopus, flatfish, blackhead seabream, rockfish, spotty belly greenling

    It’s located nearby and is easy to fish. As the port is located deep in the bay, you can catch various kind of fish. There are also various points in nearby islands like Wol-do, Jango-do, Hyoja-do, and Wonsan-do so you don’t have to venture far off the port. This is also the reason why Ocheon port boat fishing is famous!

    Address: Ocheon-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do


  2. Daecheon Port boat fishing

    Catches: Japanese halfbeak, white flower croaker, blackhead seabream, rockfish

    There are about 40 boats available for boat fishing at Daecheon Port. You may venture out to nearby Wonsan-do, Sapsi-do, Nok-do, and Oeyeon-do and catch 40cm long rockfish. The coastal waters of Daecheon connects to Anmyeon-do’s Namdan and Wonsan-do and with the 78 islets and islands with wide underwater space allows various types of fish to inhabit the waters. However, the sea is not very deep so rockfish that have finished spawning will return to the deep ocean so you can catch large numbers of 20cm fish.

    Address: 1250, Sinheuk-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do


  3. Muchangpo boat fishing

    Catches: rockfish, blackhead seabream, spotty belly greenling, white flower croaker, white croaker, webfoot octopus

    Muchangpo is geographically rocky with lots of underwater rocks so there are nearby points where you can catch rockfish and spotty belly greenling. Even those who are fishing for the first time can have a good time because it’s fairly easy to catch. Also, the coastal waters of Muchangpo, together with Daecheon coastal waters, is known for inhabiting the most white croakers in summer. Points in this area include Seokde-do (15mins away by boat), Hwangjuk-do (30mins away), Jikeon-do, and Yong Island (1hr and 30mins away).

    Oeyeon-do which is 1hr and 40mins away is a fishing ground for all weather and the northernmost part of Seokde-do and the east of Yong Island is the best place to catch white croakers. 30 small fishing boats are available.

    Address: Gwandang-ri, Ungcheon-eup, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Reminder

All fishing boats are around 60,000 won per person.



Nature

Boryeong isn’t only famous for its beaches! Come and swim in the clear streams and stroll along the lush green forests.


Seongju-san National Recreation Forest

Seongju-san National Recreation Forest is a beautiful place where you can find varieties of wild flowers so it’s frequently visited by many photographers. The area also has roads and convenience facilities and has now become a popular tourist spot. It also has a swimming pool where you can cool down from the hot summer.

Reminder

Address: 57-230, Hwajanggol-gil Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Entrance fee: Adult 1000 won ( Group 800 won ) / Teens, Military Personnel 800 won ( Group 600 won ) / Children 400 won ( Group 200 won )
*Group = 30 people or more



Gaehwa Art Park

As the name goes, the art park is filled with artistic works that you would need at least 3 hours to tour around the whole place. It has a sculpture park, indoor herb land, Mosan Art Museum that holds various themed exhibits every month, and an outdoor concert hall.

Reminder

Address: 177-2, Gaehwa-ri, Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Entrance fee: Adult - 5000 won / Children - 3000 won



Simyeondong Valley (Seongju Valley)

Seongju-san, located in Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-Si, is a mountain that symbolizes Boryeong. There is a thick forest made of pine, zelkova, and oak of high quality supplying phytoncides excellent for forest therapy or forest bathing. That is why you can also find forest rest houses in the valley. The valley is connected to the forest lodge of Seongju-san which is well traveled as a hiking trail. You can enjoy hiking and swim in the stream. The valley is known to be deep and beautiful. There is also an auto camping site nearby so you can set up a tent and enjoy as long as you want.

Reminder

Address: Seongju-ri, Seongju-myeon, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do



Island Dulle-gil

Trek on the islands located around Boryeong! There are various islands that have beautiful trails where you can walk on and enjoy the view of the sea and the fresh air of the forest.

  1. Sapsi-do

    Chungnam’s third biggest island, Sapsi-do. It’s located 1hr away from Daecheon port and is suitable for trekking with its strangely shaped stones, dense forest, and pure sea water.

    It has a number of beaches with white sand and the southern end of the island has Mulmangteo where it submerges in high tide and during low tide, it sprouts fresh water.

    Reminder

    Length: 5-6km
    Trekking time: 3hrs

  2. Janggo-do

    Located in northwest of Daecheon Port, the waters around the island is shallow and with well developed mudflats and reefs, the island is abundant with various types of marine life. The rocks and the shore create a beautiful scenery and has been named as Taeanhaean National Park. You can tour around the island through the dulle-gil.

    Reminder

    Length: 1km
    Trekking time: 2hrs

  3. Oeyeon-do

    Among the numerous islands in Boryeong, this place has preserved well its natural beauty. It boasts of a beautiful seashore and dense green woods. There are decks and terraces installed in the dulle-gil so it’s very popular among avid trekkers.

    Reminder

    Length: 6km
    Trekking time: 3hrs

Kindly take note of the following information provided below.

Ferry Port Of Call Depart. Arrival General fares
Adult Children (1- 12yrs old) Middle. High school Elderly (65 years old and above)
Shinhan Express Ferry Daecheon - Sapshido Departure 9900 4700 9000 8100
Arrival 9000 4500 8100 7200
Daecheon - Janggodo Departure 10100 4800 9200 8300
Arrival 9200 4600 8300 7400
Daecheon - Godaedo Departure 10200 4900 9300 8300
Arrival 9300 4700 8400 7400
West Frontier Ferry Daecheon - Hodo Departure 10100 4800 9200 8300
Arrival 9200 4600 8300 7400
Daecheon - Nokdo Departure 12100 5750 11000 9900
Arrival 11000 5500 9900 8800
Daecheon - Oeyeondo Departure 16500 7850 15000 13500
Arrival 15000 7500 13500 12000

Operation Time:


Sapsi-do

April 1 - September 30

Departure from Daecheon Port Departure from Sapsi-do
7:30, 13:00, 16:00 8:15, 13:45, 17:25

Janggo-do

April 1 - September 30

Departure from Daecheon Port Departure from Sapsi-do
7:30, 13:00, 16:00 8:35, 14:05, 17:10

Oeyeon-do

April - May

Division Departure from Daecheon Port Departure from Oeyeondo
Weekdays (Mon~Fri) 10:00 12:15
Weekends 8:00, 14:00 10:15, 16:15

June 1 - September 30

Departure from Daecheon Port Departure from Oeyeondo
8:00, 14:00 10:15, 16:15

*Special trips in summer will be indicated separately.




I hope this guide to Boryeong will help you enjoy what it has to offer to its fullest. Have a wonderful time here in Boryeong!



Disclaimer: All images and information are taken from the Naver blog of Boryeong-Si.
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