The highest mountain (388m) in the neighboring area
The view is great as Yeojup Field and Namhangang River are shown
from the summit.
A total of 6 kilometer’s mountain climbing course takes 2 hours
and 30 minutes.
The only spa in Yeoju
Magamsan Mountain – A 5 kilometer pine tree road that
is straight, smooth, and meditative
Magansan Mountain is small but unique. A 30 minute path to the
summit is very steep but the rest of the path is almost like flat
on a pine tree forest ridgeline for about two hours. Walking on
this pine tree path that is almost a downhill is like a meditation
as it makes your mind and body calm down. As if it is intentionally
done, Yeoju Spa is at the very end of this mountain climbing path.
If you go 1 kilometer further after following the old National
Road 42 within the downtown of Yeoju (the north of Namhangang River)
and passing the entrance of Moka Museum, you will see a sign of
Gyeonggido Yeoju Camping Area for Student on your left. If you go
5 kilometers further, there shows a small parking lot on the right
along with a sign of a forest bathing place. Use the parking lot
and pass a valley, and then you will see an ascending path to Magamsan
The pine tree ridgeline is steep but wide and cool. Following
this ridgeline and climbing up with the sound of pine trees for
30 minutes lead you to the summit, which has a wooden arbor and
benches. If the weather is good, you will see a stream of Namhangang
River between trees of the forest. The summit offers the last great
view. Two benches face to the west with a view of the sunset. If
you want to see the sunset after a spa, you better go to the summit
since it is only 200 meters far away.
Yeoju Spa – Enjoy a green forest through the window
of the spa
It is the only spa in Yeoju and close to Seoul; however, the
spa is tranquil since it is located on the end of a ridgeline of
Old National Road 42. As an alkalinity carbonated spring, many visitors
came here even before the spa was officially open. As other springs,
this spring is good for arthritis and neuralgia.
Even though the size is not very big, this spa is facilitated
with basic facilities such as Hwangtobang and elvan sauna and its
natural herbal spa is very unique. You can enjoy the view of the
four seasons of the neighboring ridgeline from the cascade cold
spa. Mountaineer Hong-Gil Eom is a royal customer of this spa. The
twenty rooms on three floors provide spring water. The restaurant
on the second floor makes a good mushroom and Bulgogi dish.
Business hours are 07:00~20:00 and, for a group of 30 persons,
the spa allows them to rent the whole spa for a private time.
If you come from Icheon, use the new National Road 42 which was
made for cars only, pass Iho Grand Bridge, and slip through Nadlmok
of Gangcheon. Following a sign “3 km to Yeoju Spa” will make you
pass the seat of the myeon office of Gangcheon and reach the summit
of Danggogae Hill and then arrive Yeoju Spa. A shuttle bus is in
operation to Yeoju Bus Terminal.