Hwanseon Cave

Hwanseon Cave

Hwanseon Cave

Overview

  • Address 800, Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
  • management Daeyi Cave Tour Center
  • Tel 033-541-9266,7600
  • time Tour Duration: 2 hours (1hr for the tour inside the cave and 1hr for a roundtrip to and back from the cave)

OverviewHwanseon Cave is the largest limestone cave in Asia, formed around 530 million years ago. The cave has very well-developed stalactites, stalagmites and columns named “Beauty Rock”, “Turtle Rock” and “Pot Rock” for their looks. A total of 47 types of animals have been discovered inside Hwanseon Cave and among them, 4 types of animals including the “Hwanseon Blind Beetle (Kurasawatrechus latior) are known to be found only in Hwanseon Cave or to be native organisms of Hwanseon Cave. Hwanseon Cave started operating a monorail service in April, 2010 to make tour easier for the visitors.Natural Monument No. 178 (Designated on June 14, 1966)Opened: October 15, 1997Open Section: 1.6km (Total Length: 6.2km)Inside Temperature: 10 ~ 15℃Cave Size: Entrance – Width: 14m Height: 10mInsi...

Detailed Information

Overview

Hwanseon Cave is the largest limestone cave in Asia, formed around 530 million years ago. The cave has very well-developed stalactites, stalagmites and columns named “Beauty Rock”, “Turtle Rock” and “Pot Rock” for their looks. A total of 47 types of animals have been discovered inside Hwanseon Cave and among them, 4 types of animals including the “Hwanseon Blind Beetle (Kurasawatrechus latior) are known to be found only in Hwanseon Cave or to be native organisms of Hwanseon Cave. Hwanseon Cave started operating a monorail service in April, 2010 to make tour easier for the visitors.

  • Natural Monument No. 178 (Designated on June 14, 1966)
  • Opened: October 15, 1997
  • Open Section: 1.6km (Total Length: 6.2km)
  • Inside Temperature: 10 ~ 15℃
  • Cave Size: Entrance – Width: 14m Height: 10m
  • Inside – Width: 20 ~ 100m Height: 20 ~ 30m

Hwanseon Cave Tour (*Visitors can tour freely inside the cave)

  • Tour Duration: 2 hours (1hr for the tour inside the cave and 1hr for a roundtrip to and back from the cave)
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Winter (Nov.-Feb.) 09:00~16:00
    • Summer (Mar.-Oct.) 08:30~17:00

Closed Day

18th every month ※ If the 18th falls on a public holiday, then closed on the following weekday

Nearby Attractions

Daegeum Cave, Gangneung Jonghap (General) Museum, Cheoneunsa Temple, Jungyeong Tomb, Yeonggyeong Tomb

Fares

Hwanseon Cave Fares (monorail not included)

Hwanseon Cave Fares (monorail not included)(unit: KRW)Category, Adults, Youth, Persons Eligible for Discount
CategoryAdultsYouthPersons Eligible for Discount
Individual4,5002,8002,000
Group4,0002,5001,700
Persons Eligible for Discount: Samcheok Citizens, Children, Soldiers, Senior Citizens, Disabled, Citizens of Samcheok’s Sister Cities and Others who are Qualified by the Mayor
  • Samcheok’s Sister Cities: Seoul (Seongbuk-gu), Incheon (Yeonsu-gu), Gyeonggi-do (Guri, Icheon, Seongnam), Gyeongsangbuk-do (Ulleung-gun)
Admission is free for men of national merit, the disabled and the citizens of Singi-myeon.

Hwanseon Cave Monorail Fares (discount unavailable)

Hwanseon Cave Monorail Fares (discount unavailable)(unit: KRW)Facility, Category, Fares
FacilityCategoryFares
RoundtripOne-way
Hwaseon Cave
Monorail
Children3,0002,000
Aged 13 and older7,0004,000