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Gosu Cave, Danyang-gun

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Gosu Cave (고수동굴 - Kosu is also still found as an alternate spelling) is a huge limestone cave near Danyang (North Chungcheong Province), South Korea formed over 450 million years ago. It is among the best known natural caves in Korea, and is known as the "underground palace". Gosu Cave is listed as the country's "Natural Monument No. 256".
"Gosu" means "field of tall reeds," and comes from the fact that the area used to be filled with fields of tall grasses. After the cave was discovered in the early 1970s, rough stone instruments were excavated from the cave's entrance, showing that this used to be a home to prehistoric people.
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  • The place is very old but amazing they are taking care of it very well, the air inside in really cold i went in summer time and the temperature inside was about 16c. I recommend this place really 
    The place is very old but amazing they are taking care of it very well, the air inside in really cold i went in summer time and the temperature inside was about 16c. I recommend this place really  more »
  • It's dark but beautiful. I couldn't see all the space in the cave. Because the state was protecting it. You can see various things in the cave. For example, stalactites, stalagmites, or stalagmites... 
    It's dark but beautiful. I couldn't see all the space in the cave. Because the state was protecting it. You can see various things in the cave. For example, stalactites, stalagmites, or stalagmites...  more »
  • If you are a friend of caves, this is a good one to see. It is much larger than I anticipated, with a lot of variety. Wear a rain coat and sturdy shoes that won't slip on the wet. Some of the... 
    If you are a friend of caves, this is a good one to see. It is much larger than I anticipated, with a lot of variety. Wear a rain coat and sturdy shoes that won't slip on the wet. Some of the...  more »
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  • Fantastic cave system with extensive steel walking path throughout. Amazing stalactite rock formations inside with pools of water often opens into huge caverns. It's about 2 hours or 3 hours to get here from Seoul but definitely worth it and doable for a day trip. Takes about 45 minutes to walk through.
  • Much bigger and well prepared than I expected! I was worried because I came in sandals but the stairs and path through were very comfortable. Nice and cool on a summer day~ It was also very close to our hotel so we walked there. Definitely come here in Danyang!
  • Loved this place. But be aware, its got some tight or rather high passageways. Truly amazing to see.
  • The caves were amazing. Have to duck down a few times and there were a couple of tight squeezes, but such a great experience.
  • Great Cave with Unbelievable Structures! Also, you might wonder how they made that many stairs in that caves..lol

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