[Paro Lake] Paro Lake is an artificial lake that was made by the hydraulic
power generator constructed in 1938 at Guman-ri by the Japanese aiming to attack
China and was formed in 1943. It was named by Korea's former president
Seung-Man Lee commemorating the Korean soldiers' defeating the communists' troop
here during the Korean War. It is deep and is Korea's oldest lake.
It was controlled by the communists before the Korean War, but was later
included to South Korea's territory. Its capacity is 105,000kw and it
contains abundant freshwater fish including carp and crucian carp to be loved
by many fishers nationwide as Korea's 1st fishing place.
It is so magnificent that former president Lee built his vacation home near
Paro Lake in 1955 and visited here often.
[Paro Lake Observation Deck] Paro Lake is an artificial lake that was completed
by Hwacheon Dam in 1944. Containing 10billion tons of water and surrounded
by magnificent scenery and luxuriant forest, it is called the Sea of Mountains.
Paro Lake History Hall explicitly record about the Battle of Paro Lake and
introduces Korean Army Division 6 that defeated three communists' divisions
and defended Hwacheon Dam, the reality of North Korea and the history of Paro
Lake. As there is an observation deck on top of the hill, you can look
down the beautiful sceneries of Paro Lake.