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Geonbongsa
 
 
Geonbongsa Temple at the end of Mt. Geumgangsan is an old temple made in Beopheunwang(520). It's one of the Korean top 4 temples which led 9 branch temples such as Seoraksa, Sinheungsa, and Baekdamsa Temple. It is a vestige of the defense of the fatherland that was also the rebellion place of warrior monks during the Japanese invasion of Korea. At its peak time it was supposed to be a great Buddhist temple of 3,183 kans, but most of it has been lost over the Korean War. Recently the restoration of the Geonbongsa Templeji and the temple is at work. Buddha's Jinsinchiasari that Silla's Jajangyulsa brought from the Dang dynasty, Burimun(cultural property number 35 in Gangwon-do) which has a Geumgangje(a kind of weapon that guards against evil things) carved on it, Neungpagyo of a exquisite architectural form, a stone pillar with the design of Baramil carved and more remain in the old temple site of Geonbongsa Temple(monument number 51 in Gangwon-do).
 


Hwa-Jin-Po
 
 
The Hwajinpoho Lake, surrounded by a white sand beach and a thick pine tree forest, resembles so much the scenery of an ocean side. You do not feel that it is a lake. There is a reason for that. Just as the Sonjiho Lake, Hwajinpo Lake is a lagoon. A lagoon is a lake formed outside the ocean by sand spit, a reef, and a sand bank. The sand washed down from the river, which connected to the ocean and thus completed a lake, formed the beach. The sands of Hwajinpo Lake are especially white and clean, due to its way of forming, and was declared monument number 10 in Gangwon-due for that reason. The biggest on the coast of the East sea, the perimeter of Hwajinpo Lake reaches 16 kilometers. As big as it is beautiful, Hwajinpo Lake won the hearts of Kimilseong and Leeseungman, and their villas are nearby. The two villas, facing each other with the lake between it, still remain and are used as a tourist attraction. These two villas were reformed as History Museums for Hwajinpo, and are now facilitated by the army headman supporters.' It is open to civilians, and visiting here and Hwajinpo Lake will be fun'. Hwajinpo in the winter is another attraction. Big swans, black beak swans, eagles, and many more migrating birds gather in Hwajinpo. Hwajinpo Lake creates a grand sight with the migrating birds. In mid-winter, January or February, you can enjoy the smell of fishing. Surrounding the lakes are the remains of prehistoric times, which can be used as a training center. Ten dolmens are located in there of Hwapo-ri and Jukjeong-ri. The area of Hwajinpo has table shaped dolmen, and is the southern sea boundary line. The thick forests, a lake with a clean beach, the villas of the north and south Korean leaders, the scenery of the migrating birds, and the prehistoric remains, these are what you will meet at Hwajinpo Lake. The harmony of something that doesn ' t seem to match at all, this is the charm of Hwajinpo Lake.
 
Cheongganjeong
 
 
Cheongganjeong Pavilion, located by the East sea at the foot of the mountain of 81 Cheonggan-ri, Toseong-myeon, is neatly built as an octagonal middle height pavilion on the fantastic rock stiffs where Cheonggyeongcheon flows down from Mt. Seoraksan valleys. The sunrise and sunset viewed here and the ecstatic state of waves coming like clouds then go as a mist make Cheongganjeong Pavilion the most exquisite of the Do tangible cultural property number 32. The builder or the year that it was built is unknown for the declared Cheongganjeong Pavilion, but according to the record that Ganseong governor Chocheong left in Joseon age, Jungjong 15(1502), it is supposed to have been built before. It was lost in the Gapsin political crisis in 1884, but was reconstructed in 1928 with the suggestion of at the time head of Toseong-myeon Kim, Yongjip. On August 1st, 1908, it was finally dismantled to be restored by former president Choi, Gyuha in August 1st, 1980 donating 130,000,000 won as repair coast at his inspection. The tablet of Cheongganjeong Pavilion was written by hand by Songsiyeol when he was prime minister during the reign of Hyeonjong during the Joseon dynasty. And the tablet written by former president Lee, Seungman in 1953 still hangs there.
 
Tongil-Jeonmangdae(Unification Observatory)
 
 
Where the fantastic drive course next to the endless sea ends, you will find Unification Observatory, the junction of a demilitarized zone and south boundary line at the height of 700m above the sea. Here at the famous tour site, more than 1,500,000 persons visit every year, you can find religious facilities such as Mary statue, Mireukbul statue, Jeonjincheol statue for those who wish the unity or who miss there family in North Korea. Also, there are exhibits for security instruction such as an armored car, a tank, an airplane, etc. for kids.. Myeongho-ri, Hyeonnae-myeon, Goseong-gun, 38 degrees 35 minutes north latitude.
 
Songjiho
 
 
Songjiho Lake, located in Obong-ri, Jukwang-myeon, Goseong-gun and area along the Obongsan, is a big natural lake with a perimeter of 4 kilometers and about 200,000 pyeong of area. It is called Songjiho Lake for the thick pine forest that surrounds it, and it is also called the binoculars lake because of its shape, which resembles a pair of binoculars with the range of obongsan reaching inside the lake. Songjiho Lake has a clear water color and a fixed water depth, and along with the thick pine forest is famous for the visitation of the winter seasonal bird swan. Songjiho Lake is a lagoon, which means that it used to be a part of the ocean. The accumulation of the sand that was streamed in from the rivers blocked its waterway and caused it to separate from the ocean, turning it into a lake. Songjiho Lake is combined with the ocean when there are high waves, or during the monsoon season. The salt-water fish, such as mullet, dace, salgamsaengi, join the existing fresh-water fish such as carp, crucian, creating abundant fish. In the surroundings is a pavilion called Songhojeong, reconstructed in 1997.
- seasonal bird inspection corps : height 5m - Parking lot and benches are prepared for your rest. - Rapes in spring and cosmos in autumn attract visitors ' eyes.