고수동굴

Gosudong Gul - Gosudonggul Cave - Kosu Cave - Gosu Cave


Useful Information

Location: 8 Gosudonggul-gil, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do.
Kosu-ri, 2 km from Danyang town. 10 minutes on foot from Danyang downtown.
(36.988520, 128.381461)
Open: APR to OCT daily 9-17:30.
NOV to MAR daily 9-17.
[2022]
Fee: Adults KRW 11,000, Children (14-19) KRW 7,000, Children (4-13) KRW 5,000, Children (0-3) free, Seniors (65+) KRW 5,500, Disabled KRW 5,500.
Online: Adults KRW 9,900, Children (14-19) KRW 6,300, Children (4-13) KRW 4,500.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=1,395 m, T=14-15 °C.
Guided tours: L=940 m, VR=35 m.
Photography: not allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Gosu Cave Administration Office, 8 Gosudonggul-gil, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Tel: +82-43-422-3072.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

OCT-1973 general academic investigation by the Korea Cave Society.
NOV-1975 report of the Association for Cave Conservation.
21-SEP-1976 cave designated Natural Monument No. 256.
01-OCT-1976 cave opened to the public.

Description

The main branch of 고수동굴 (Gosudong-gul, Gosu Cave) is 1,200 meters long. It features a variety of spectacular speleothems: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, cave coral, cave pearls, cave shields, draperies, and aragonite crystals. The main chamber has a series of majestic 10 m long stalactites. The Lion Rock is said to be the guardian of the cave. Quite spectacular is a really high spiral staircase in one shaft of the cave.

This cave is quite popular, sometimes even crowded. Nearby Cheondong Cave is much less visited, but of comparable beauty, so you could check this cave out instead.