Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex

When the area around here was flooded to create the Chungju dam and lake, a number of villages were submerged and the residents resettled.

In order to preserve some of the rich heritage, 43 cultural properties, several private residences and more than a thousand artefacts were relocated here from Cheongpung, a historic port during the Joseon dynasty. You can take the ferry to Cheongpung, get off and walk up the hill to the complex, or drive here over the bridge from either Chungju or Danyang.

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1. Ma-aebul

10.3 MILES

This large, flat rock face has a raised bas-relief standing Buddha image carved out of it, his hands in front of his chest and dressed in a flowing robe…

2. Deokju-sa

10.79 MILES

This temple, near the late Silla-era fortress, Deokjusan-seong, is a rebuilding of the original which was built at the end of the 6th century and stood a…

4. Danyang Gospel Church

11.2 MILES

The steeple of this large red-brick church along the Danyang riverside provides a good navigation point.

6. Gosu Donggul

11.8 MILES

This stunning limestone cave is a rabbit warren of metal catwalks and spiral staircases running through 1.7km of dense, narrow grottoes. It’s quite an…

7. Mireuksaji

13.55 MILES

This stone Buddhist temple near Mireuk-ri dates to the late Silla or early Goryeo period and contains a five-storey stone pagoda in front of a tall…

8. Guin-sa

17.25 MILES

This stately (though largely modern) complex’s 30-odd buildings are wedged beautifully into a valley, between steep, forested slopes. Erected on a…