○Location: Yuljeon-2-ri Nae-myeon Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Hongcheon-gun Office Economy/Tourism Department 033-430-2545
Valley, created by Gyebangcheon Stream and Jauncheon Stream, cherishes
its original beauties. The luxurious virgin forest is of another
world from the entrance on. It is called Saengdun (生屯) in
Chinese writing and also written as Samdun. The original village
was established when those who planned to re-enthrone King Danjong
hid here in the Joseon Dynasty. Jeonggamrok, a prophecy’s
note from the Joseon Dynasty, also refers to this place as one of
Samdunsagari, the seven best evacuation sites. Samdunsagari,
the seven safest evacuation sites, is located around Saldun.
(Saengdun) Valley’s topography resembles the shape of the Korean
Peninsula: Yuljeoncheon Stream flows along Saldun Valley, luxurious
forest covers up the north like Korea’s mountainous areas in the
north, and the south has fields which reminds us of Honam Plains.
Being Class 1 in clarity, Saldun Valley’s water grows lenok
and Gonoproktopterus mylodon, a natural preservation. Royal
azaleas by the bizarre-looking rocks create beautiful sceneries
in spring and many rocks along the waters make it an ideal location
for family picnics.
Bus to Yuljeon-ri from Hongcheon-eup (Operates every hour; 2 hours)
Car: Hongcheon (National Highway No. 56) → Seoseok-myeon Pungam-ri
→ Nae-myeon Changchon →Gwangwon-ri → Moraeso (left turn at the
sign) → Yoljeon-ri