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Origin of Water
 
Geomryeongso | Hwangji | Samsuryeong| Daedeoksan and Geumdaebong
 
Location

San 1-1, Changjuk-dong. Taebaek-si

 

Introduction

GeomryeongsoThis is the source of the Hangang, and is located on Gumdaebong peak. Water springing from Jedanggumsam and gomoknamusam ponds at the foot of Gumdaebong peak; and Mulgunyeong, Seokgansu and Yetteogum in the valley below, penetrate underground, and disperse from Geomnyongso to become the source of the 514 km-long-Hangang. It was officially recognized as the longest source of water in 1987 by the National Geography Academy. An average of between 2,000 and 3,000 tons of water are dispersed daily from Geomnyongso, which is 20-meter-wide and of unknown depth. Millenia of pounding water has carved a 1¡­2 meter-deep and 1¡­2 meter-wide hole in the stone, creating the impression of a writhing dragon. According to local legend, a boa living in the West Sea went up the Hangang to find the pond, located at the head of the river's uppermost stream. Confirming that this was the pond, he tried to enter it to become a dragon. At that moment, he left traces here. Water springing out from Geomnyongso is 9¡É annually. Green water mosses thrive on the stone, further enhancing the mystery of the place. This water flows to Goljicheon and Joyanggang in Jeongseon, the Donggang in Yeongwol; even to Danyang; Chungju and Yeoju; and joins at Yangsuri, and then joins with the Imjin River. From there it completes its journey to the West Sea. The Taebaek Cultural Center organizes the Hangang Festival annually here.
 
Mountain Climbing Course

¡Û Geomnyongso¡­Gumdaebonggol Valley¡­Former Dumun-dong ¡­Gumdaebong ¡­ Ssarijae (takes 6 hours)
¡Û Geomnyongso¡­Geomnyongso Parking Lot¡­Bunjuryronggol Valley¡­Turn left from Three-forked Road¡­Bunjuryronggol Valley ¡­The Summit of Daedeoksan ¡­ Geomnyongso Parking Lot (takes 3 hours)

 
Tourist Sites in the Vicinity
Daedeoksan, Gumdaebong peak, Yongyeon Cave, Mt. Maebong, Samsuryeong
 
Information
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Tourist Information Center 550-2828 / 552-8363
 
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