Gwangmyeong Cave 광명동굴

The Gwangmyeong Cave (formerly Siheung Mine), which the Japanese government began developing in 1912 for the purpose of exploiting resources, is the site of conscription and exploitation of Japanese colonial era and an industrial heritage that retains traces of modernization and industrialization after liberation.

Gwangmyeong City purchased the Gwangmyeong Cave in 2011 and transformed it into a historical and cultural tourist attraction, which had been used as a salted shrimp warehouse for more than 40 years since it was abandoned in 1972. Gwangmyeong Cave is evaluated as the best cave theme park in Korea that combines industrial and cultural values, and the world, which attracts more than 1 million tourists a year, achieved a miracle of abandoned mines.

It was free of charge at the beginning of the exhibition, but has been charged since then. Due to safety concerns, 300 people are admitted every 30 minutes on weekdays and 15 minutes on weekends, but the waiting time is rarely lengthened due to the large number of people due to its flexible operation. The 275m deep underground level of the mine is decorated as a tourist resource facility, and as it also serves as an exhibition hall among caves, there are exhibitions inside the cave.

There are also performances such as concerts as well as a concert hall. The scale is very small, but there are also aquariums and botanical gardens. They both taste and sell wine in front of wine cellars. Cheese is also sold. There is also a museum displaying models of the history and structure of the mine. To match the fantastic atmosphere inside the cave, you can see limited-edition figures and Gandalf canes made by Weta Digital, famous for its gigantic dragon sculptures and The Lord of the Rings movies, as well as its famous for their amazing atmosphere, here

It is closed on Mondays, but it is open non-stop during the peak summer season.

The course consists of a one-way street and guides are arranged, so you can move in order. Instead, there is tremendous pressure on the stairs when going down to level -1, so those with mobility difficulties can ask the guide here to skip the course and continue within level 0.

If you take Gwangmyeong Bus No. 77 or Gwangmyeong Bus 17, you will get to the Gwangmyeong Cave right in front of it. Alternatively, if you take Gwangmyeong Bus No. 11-2 and get off at the entrance stop at Gwangmyeong Cave near the military base, you can get to the entrance in an elephant car priced at 2,000 won for adults and 1,000 won for children. This electric elephant car crosses the unpaved pass in the dogo, which is also a attraction


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