Get into the depths of Danyang Ondal Cave

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Under Seongsan Mountain, lies the Danyang Ondal cave. On the same mountain lies Ondalsalseong Fortress, which dates back to the Goguryeo Era.

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The cave is made from natural limestone, and is estimated to have formed 450 million years ago. the cave is a total 760 meters long, while being 5-10 meters high and 5 meters wide. Though the cave mouth is a mere 2 meters. The cave also features a river running along the cave floor, the river flows into 20 small ponds along the cave.

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The cave features a manmade pathway, that runs through the cave. Along the pathway you can see many animals and insects, that has made the cave their home for million of years.

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The cave is open year round, with the average temperature during the summer being 14 degrees celsius, while the average temperature during the winter is a bit warmer at 16 degrees celsius.

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Admission for the cave is 5,000 for adults. Opening hours during the summer is 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. While Winter the cave is open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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How to get there:

Take an intercity bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, bound for Guinsa Temple (구인사).
Get off at Yeongchun (영춘), and take a local bus or a taxi to Ondal Resort. (5-10min)

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