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Old Daegwallyeong Road

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Address

Gusan-ri, Seongsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do ~ Hoenggye-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun

Type

Mountains,Road

Inquiries

  • 1330 Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330(korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • For more info:
    Gangwon-do, Translation Service : +82-80-840-0505(English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German, French), AM07:00~PM22:00

Description

http://www.gntour.go.kr

Introduction

Daegwallyeong, the pass that connects Gangneung-si and Pyeongchang-gun, is 832m in height and 13km in length. The pass is the hub of public transportation, the bridge of culture, and the border of the natural environment between Yeongdong and Yeongseo areas. This pass was used for delivering agricultural and marine products from Gangneung to Yeongseo, while local products from Yeongseo area were delivered to Gusan-ni, Seongsan-myeon. Seonbis (scholars in the Joseon Dynasty) also walked over this pass to go to Hanyang (then Capital City of the Joseon Dynasty), where gwageo (the highest-level state examination to recruit ranking officials during the Joseon Dynasty) took place.
The Old Daegwallyeong Pass used to be one of the sections of Yeongdong Highway. The highway has been turned into a local road, which helped reduce the traffic along the pass. Walking or driving along the pass offers a peaceful experience with spectacular views. The Old Daegwallyeong Pass is 19.1km long. In the middle of the pass, there is a fork that divides into a route that goes down all the way (1hr 50min), and another one that goes up to Daegwallyeong Museum or Gamagol Village (2hrs 20min). The pass is an easy walk, which makes a great weekend getaway.

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