온달동굴

Ondaldong Gul - Ondaldong-gul - Ondal Cave


Useful Information

Location: 23 Ondal-ro, Yeongchun-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do.
Ha-ri, Youngch'un-myon, Danyang county, 21.7 km from new Danyang. Free parking, 250 spaces.
(37.062810, 128.489521)
Open: Summer daily 9-18
Winter daily 9-17:30.
Last admission is one hour before closing.
[2018]
Fee: Adults WON 5,000, Middle/High School Students WON 3,500, Elementary School Students WON 2,500, Seniors (65+) WON 1,500.
[2018]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=15 °C.
Guided tours: L=800 m.
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Address: Ondal Cave, 23 Ondal-ro, Yeongchun-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Tel: +82-43-420-1254, Tel: +82-43-423-8820
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History

1966 academic research.
1975 opened to the public.
18-JUN-1979 designated Natural Monument No. 261.

Description

온달동굴 (Ondaldong-gul, Ondal Cave) is located below Ondal Castle and named after it. On ancient maps, like Dongguk Yojiseoungram, the map of east nations, it is also called Nam-gul (South cave) or Sansung Gul (Castle cave).

The cave is entered through a portal which is 8 m high and 15 m wide. The tour includes the main branch, which is 312 m long, and a side branch which is 283 m long. Six chambers of various size contain an abundance of beautiful speleothems. The cave has a cave river, which springs from the cave and is said to be the underground drainage of nearby Dragon's Lake (Yongso), located in the Kagok-myon.