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Bugok springs
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Introduction

It is unknown when exactly the Bugok springs were formed but Yeongsanhyeonjo, an ancient book, has a record to read ‘the springs were in the southeast of the area, about 17 ri (about 4 miles) away. Now the springs are closed’. We can infer from this record that the springs have been there for a long time.

Since the springs were also recorded in a chronicle of Goryeo, an ancient Korean state, it can be believed that the springs were formed naturally in prehistoric times and have been there ever since.The springs have been called Bugok from way back for their resemblance to an iron pot. As rumors spread all over the country that the hot springs had been founded in a village called Omsaeng, patients suffering from skin ailments such as the itch and leprosy came in crowds and this was because the water of the Bugok springs was better than that of others.

In 1973, the old Mr. Sin, Hyeontaek discovered sulfur springs which recover 6,000 tons of 78℃ mineral waters a day and the springs are present Bugok springs. Other than sulfur, the waters contain 20 kinds of minerals including silicon and chlorine. The waters, therefore, are very effective for respiratory ailments, skin ailments and so on.           

Traffic Information

- From Seoul/Gyeonggi-do, Daejeon/Chungcheong-do

  Gyeongbu Expressway ⇒ Daegu/Geumho IC ⇒ Guma Expressway(in the direction of Masan) ⇒     Hyeonpung/Changnyeong IC ⇒ Enter Yeongsan/Bugok IC ⇒ The Bugok springs  

- From Busan

  1.Namhae Expressway ⇒ Masan ⇒ Jungni IC ⇒ Guma Expressway(in the direction of Daegu) ⇒       Chilseo/Namji IC ⇒ Enter Yeongsan/Bugok IC ⇒ The Bugok springs

  2. Namhae Expressway ⇒ Jinnyeong IC ⇒ Enter a national road(in the direction of Jinnyeong)            
       ⇒ Drive in the direction of Miryang, Susan ⇒ Susan Bridge ⇒ Drive in the direction of
       Changnyeong ⇒ the Bugok springs

- Ulsan(1) ⇒ Yangsan ⇒ Gimhae

  Namhae Expressway ⇒ Masan ⇒ Jungni IC ⇒ Guma Expressway(in the direction of Daegu) ⇒     Chilseo/Namji IC ⇒ Enter Yeongsan/Bugok IC ⇒ The Bugok springs

- Ulsan(2) ⇒ Eonnyang(Expressway)

  Seongnam Hill ⇒ Miryang ⇒ In the direction of Changnyeong ⇒ Susan Bridge
    ⇒ The Bugok springs

- From Gwangju/Jeollanam-do

  Namhae Expressway ⇒ Haman ⇒ Jungni IC ⇒ Guma Expressway(in the direction of Daegu) ⇒     Chilseo/Namji IC ⇒ Enter Yeongsan/Bugok IC ⇒ The Bugok springs

- From Jeonju/Jeollabuk-do

    Gwangju ⇒ 88 Expressway ⇒ Hwawon IC ⇒ Guma Expressway(in the direction
    of Masan) ⇒ Hyeonpung/Changnyeong IC ⇒ Enter Yeongsan/Bugok IC
    ⇒ The Bugok springs   
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