On Sunday we woke up fairly early so we could make breakfast and head to Haesindang Park.
Putting the men to work in the kitchen!
This park is situated on the East Sea / Sea of Japan (debateable name depending on which country you are from) and there are beautiful views of the coastline. However, mixed in with the beautiful views are an assortment of penis statues.
Chinese Zodiac in penis form
We then headed back to Samcheok in order to head to Hwanseongul or Hwanseon Cave. The cave is situated in the mountains with breathtaking views.
We took a monorail up to the top of the mountain where the cave is located.
taking the monorail up
It’s a steep incline and we were told it takes about 45 minutes to walk up and it was a very hot and humid day. Hwanseon Cave is one of the largest limestone caves in Asia and the largest in Korea. It has over 6 kilometers discovered and it is said that the whole cave is probably over 8 kilometers. Some parts of the cave are 100 meters high.
waterfall in the cave
It takes about an hour to walk through the entire cave
inside the cave