Yongyeon Cave

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Location: 283-29 Taebaek-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do.
Geumdaebong, the center of the mountain range from Baekdu Mountain to Jiri Mountain.
(37.209013, 128.941966)
Open: All year daily 9-18.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave. Ordovician and early Paleozoic limestones.
Dimension: L=843 m, T=9.1 to 11.9 °C, A=920 m asl.
Guided tours:  
Address: Yongyeon Cave, 283-29 Taebaek-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do, Tel: +82-33-553-8584.
Yongyeon Cave Control Office, Tel: +82-33-550-2727.
Tourism and Culture Bureau of Taebaek-si, Tel: +82-33-550-2081.
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1592 oldest graffiti in the cave from people hiding from Japanese invasion.
26-FEB-1980 designated Local Monument No. 39 in Gangwon-do.
23-SEP-1994 cave developed.
AUG-1995 cave surveyed.


(Yongyeon Cave, also Yongcheon Cave) is known for many centuries. There are historic graffities and many damages to the speleothems. Today the cave is developed as a show caves and protected.

The tour shows four chambers of the cave, the first is the biggest one and 130 m long, 50 m wide, and 30 m high. The cave has stalagmites, stalactites, stone pillars, cave pearls, and cave corals. In the cave 12 species of cave visitors and troglobionts were found.