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8 scenes around Hantan River

8 scenes around Hantan River
Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge
Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge 1101, Naengjeong-ri, Gwanin-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-538-2106 Pocheon City Hall Culture and Sports Division

Introduction

Daegyocheon stream is a branch of Hantangang River, which is called gorge due to its narrow and deep valley with total length of 1.5km. The gorge is bed from with width of 25m~40m, height of about 30m formed by excavation and corrosion. It features various columnar joint with various types of topography formed by flowing water on basalt plains. This place is academically significant in understanding the fourth geological features and topographic development of Korean peninsula. Basalt and lava bed from both side of gorge is very thick, which has influenced developing various joints such as column shaped columnar joint, horizontally splint planticular joint, fan shaped radial joint. In the Hantangang Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge, the place where shamans held rites is located, and the radial joint in fan shape which is quiet rare is named "Fan Boulder" by its shape.

Photos

  • Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge(1)
  • Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge(2)
  • Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge(3)

Map

How to come

* Public transportation
1) Uijeongbu Intercity Bus Terminal
2) Uijeongbu Station
3) Dongseoul Bus Terminal
* Road guide
1) Chookseokryeong Service Station
Go straight 2.2km on Hoguk-ro > Pocheon Service Station [Go 7.3km after passing Hoguk-ro] > Geonhwa Service Station[Go 27.5km after passing Hoguk -ro] > Songjung Checkpoint [Turn left on Bukwon-ro toward Gwanin(Dongsong) and go 7.2km] > Chogua Junction[ Go 5.8km on the right of Changdong-ro toward Gwanin Elementary, Middle, Highschool(Gwanin-myeon office)] > Arrival
2) Maebong Service Station
Go 22.8km on Geumgang-ro > Ildong Junction[ Go 253m on the right side of Geumgang-ro toward Ildong(Shincheolwon, Pocheon)] > Ildong Junction[ Turn left to Shinyeongil-ro and go 5.9km toward Pocheon(Shincheolwon)] > Manse Three-way intersection[ Go 16.7km on the right side of road toward Uncheon(Shincheolwon)] > Songjung Checkpoint [Turn left on Bukwon-ro toward Gwanin(Dongsong) and go 7.2km] > Chogua Junction[ Go 5.8km on the right of Changdong-ro toward Gwanin Elementary, Middle, Highschool(Gwanin-myeon office)] > Arrival
2) Maebong Service Station
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[Daegyocheon Basalt Gorge] Radius from here