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A Marvelously Scenic Valley: Danyang
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A Marvelously Scenic Valley: Danyang
  • By VisitKorea
  • 승인 2021.10.12 00:00
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Sunset at Danyanggang River (Credit: Be Marie Korea)
Sunset at Danyanggang River (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Danyang is a county historically renowned for its natural beauty. It’s located in Chungcheongbuk-do where the Namhangang River flows and takes slow twists and turns to create a beautiful valley. In Danyang, you can take a day or two off and enjoy outdoor activities, including paragliding.


Gosudonggul Cave

Gosudonggul Cave is a beautiful natural limestone cave which is also designated a Natural Monument in Korea. Gosudonggul Cave is famous for its enigmatic beauty and an atmosphere filled with a sense of wonder. It’s estimated that the full cave might be around 1,700 meters in length. You can enjoy beautiful sites with features such as stalactites, stalagmites, marvelous underground lakes, cave pearls, as well as many other cave formations. You’ll also be able to see unusual and even rare formations such as the Love Rock, or the Lion Rock. Gosudonggul Cave was discovered in the early 1970s, and ever since has become an important natural site for scientists, researchers, and visitors alike.

Gosudonggul Cave

  • Address: 8, Gosudonggul-gil, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 단양읍 고수동굴길 8)
  • Operating hours: April-October 09:00-17:30 / November-March 09:00-17:00
  • Inquiries: +82-43-422-3072
  • Website: www.gosucave.co.kr (Korean only)

Guinsa Temple

Yangbangsan Observatory is an underexplored gem in Danyang because it’s only accessible by car through a narrow and steep road, which makes it difficult to get to. The place is especially popular with paragliders who love flying over the river and the valley. The scenery beneath the observatory is breathtaking and it makes a great location to view Danyang’s sunset.

Yangbangsan Observatory

  • Address: 350, Yangbangsan-gil, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 단양읍 양방산길 350)

Yangbangsan Observatory

Hang glider and the city of Danyang from Yangbansan Observatory (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Yangbangsan Observatory is an underexplored gem in Danyang because it’s only accessible by car through a narrow and steep road, which makes it difficult to get to. The place is especially popular with paragliders who love flying over the river and the valley. The scenery beneath the observatory is breathtaking and it makes a great location to view Danyang’s sunset.

Yangbangsan Observatory

  • Address: 350, Yangbangsan-gil, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 단양읍 양방산길 350)

Dodamsambong Peaks

Dodamsambong Peaks (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Dodamsambong Peaks refers to three rocks rising out of the Namhangang River in Danyang. The peaks are named by the locals as the husband peak, the wife peak, and the mistress peak.
The husband peak, which is the biggest of the three, sits in the middle of the calm blue waters of the river. A pavilion has been constructed on this peak which gives the scene a beautiful fairytale-like allure.

Dodamsambong Peaks

  • Address: 644-33, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 매포읍 삼봉로 644-33)

Mancheonha Skywalk

Mancheonha Skywalk is a structure built in 2017 where visitors can enjoy the view of the city and Yeonhwabong Peak of Sobaeksan Mountain as well as the river flowing underneath. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding area. If you enjoy thrilling experiences you’ll be able to stand on one of the three glass-bottomed walkways and enjoy the panoramic view of the river, the mountains, and the valley all at the same time.

Mancheonha Skywalk

  • Address: 94, Aegok-ri, Jeokseong-myeon, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Operating hours: Summer 09:00-18:00 / Winter 10:00-17:00
    * May be closed in the case of heavy rain, heavy snow, etc.; call in advance
  • Inquiries: +82-43-421-0014
  • Website: www.mancheonha.com (Korean only)

Cafe Sann Observatory

Café Sann (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Café Sann is a modern and stylish café on one of Danyang’s peaks where visitors can also enjoy paragliding. The café is very spacious and a great place to sit down and relax while enjoying the scenery. The paragliding launch site is right behind the café. You can sign up for paragliding in the café itself. Café Sann is only accessible by car and the drive is steep and windy so we urge visitors to be careful and to rely on experienced drivers.

Café Sann

  • Address: 196-86, Dusan-gil, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 가곡면 두산길 196-86)
  • Operating hours: Weekdays 09:30-19:30 / Weekends & public holidays 08:30-19:30
  • Inquiries: +82-43-422-6666
  • Website: cafesanndy.modoo.at (Korean only)

Danyanggang Jando Trekking

Danyanggang Jando Trail (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Danyanggang Jando Trail is a 1.12-kilometer trekking course built alongside the rocky cliffs facing Namhangang River where trekking used to be difficult. After the construction of the Danyanggang Jando Trail, visitors have more options when trekking in the area. Danyanggang Jando Trail offers a romantic and thrilling walk along the river. You can enjoy the trail on its own or continue on the other Danyang trekking courses that connect with the Danyanggang Jando Trail.

Danyanggang Jando Trail

  • Address: 31, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 적성면 삼봉로 31)

Seong-Won Garlic Food Therapy

Seong-Won restaurant (Credit: Be Marie Korea)

Visiting Danyang means lots of traveling to various natural sites, trekking in the valley, visiting beautiful peaks, and Gosudonggul Cave. All the physical activity makes enjoying a nutritious meal the more important. Seong-Won is conveniently located next to the Namhangang River and offers a wide variety of healthy Korean dishes. You can rest and recuperate at the restaurant before moving onto your next destination.

Seong-Won

  • Address: 59, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (충청북도 단양군 단양급 삼봉로 59)
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