Pocheon (en hangul, 포천시; romanización revisada del coreanoPocheon-sipronunciado [pʰo.tɕʰʌn]) es una ciudad en la provincia de Gyeonggi al norte de la república de Corea del Sur. Está ubicada al sur de Seúl a unos 20 km. Su área es de 826.2 km² (70% bosque) y su población total es de 159.230 (2011).

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Part of Pocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Art Valley

The green waters of the lake and the sharply cut cliffs above make a picture-perfect landscape. This beautiful natural scenery, remnant of an old rock quarry, remained relatively unknown until the 1990s, with the opening of Pocheon Art Valley, an art & culture complex, visited by over 400 thousand people. An astronomical observatory opened in 2014, making Pocheon Art Valley a popular location for children’s experience programs, on top of already being a popular date spot.

Pocheon's career
old granite quarry

Pocheon Art Valley (포천아트밸리) is a former granite quarry, which today became a space devoted to art and culture. The valley is home to an observation deck, an art gallery and a performance hall. Also, there is a cafe, walking trails, a monorail and much more.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

Useful information :

  • Adresse : 234, Art valley-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Business hours :
    • Open year round from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Admission is possible until 6:00 p.m.
  • Entrance fees to the site:
    • Adult rate: 5,000 wons
    • Youth rate: 3,000 wons
    • Child rate: 1,500 wons
  • Monorail ride prices :
    • Adult rate: 4,500 wons
    • Youth rate: 3,500 wons
    • Child rate: 2,500 wons

More information about Visit Korea.

Hantangang Sky Bridge

Air lift.
Hantangang Sky Bridge

Hantangang Sky Bridge [한탄강하늘다리] is a 200m-long sky walk that’s built 50m above ground, across the Hantan River Gorge (한탄강 협곡). This bridge, which opened on 13 May 2018, is located in the village Daehoesan-ri [대회산리] in Pocheon’s Yeongbuk Township [Yeongbuk-myeon/영북면], Gyeonggi Province. It is just a few steps away from the Bidulginang Waterfalls [비둘기낭폭포], situated in the same area.

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Useful information :

  • Adresse : 207 Bidulginang-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Pocheon Herb Island

Pocheon Herb Island, comprised of a botanical garden and exhibition hall, is the largest herbal botanical garden in Korea. The garden is green all year round with over 250 different varieties of herbs and plants. The Herb Garden Museum houses four indoor exhibition halls and one outdoor exhibition space. Herb Island serves as a healing space and eco-education facility for children.

Pocheon
Herb Island by night

Useful information :

  • Adresse : 35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Business hours :
    • Sunday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Entry fee :
    • General rate: 9,000 wons
    • Reduced rate: 7,000 wons

More information on Visit Korea .

Sources : KoreanDramaland | BeMarieKorea | PocheonCity | TheSoulOfSeoul | VisitKorea (1) (2) | InternationalCitiesOfPeace

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