Top Places to GO at Yangpyeong:
Dumulmeori / Semiwon Garden / Strawberry Farms / Bukhangang Railroad Bridge
Yangsu Station (Gyeongui-Jungang line, exit 1). About 70 mins from Seoul Station.
Yangsu Station at Yangpyeong is the nearest station to the meeting point of Bukhangang River (North Hangang River) and Namhangang River (South Hangang River). A short walk from the station, you will be presented with the calmness of rustic mountain and river views with the conveniences (e.g. restaurants and shops) of the town. It is a perfect place for those who want to get away from the bustle of the city life and typical tourist crowd.
The most popular attractions and things to do at Yangpyeong include Dumulmeori (a Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea), Semiwon Garden, cycling to Bukhangang Railroad Bridge, strawberry picking at one of its many local farms and Yangsuri Traditional Market.
➊ Dumulmeori 두물머리
경기도 양평군 양서면 두물머리길 | Dumulmeori-gil, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
From Yangsu Station: 10 mins by cycling, 30 mins by walking or 6 mins by taxi
From Semiwon Garden: 7 mins by cycling, 20 mins by walking or 4 mins by taxi
Dulmulmeori, a main ecotourisum spot is the place where the Bukhangang River flowing from Geumgangsan Mountain and Namhangang River originating from Geomyongso Spring at the foot of Geumdaeboung Peak converge. A 'Top 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Korea', Dulmulmeori is surrounded by water, Dulmulmeori offers beautiful scenery, a 26m high zelkova tree of over 400 years old, a 16m long traditional sailboat and a frame photo zone.
Dumulmeori is also a popular filming location for dramas like The Beauty Inside (2018), Two Cops (2017-18), The Man Living in Our House (2016), She Was Pretty (2015) and Goddess of Marriage (2013).
➋ Semiwon Garden 세미원
경기도 양평군 양서면 양수로 93 | 93, Yangsu-ro, Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Adult: 5,000 won / Child or Youth (age 6-18) & Senior (age 65 & above): 3,000 won / Child (age 5 & below): free
From Yangsu Station: 3 mins by cycling, 12 mins by walking or 2 mins by taxi
From Dumulmeori: 7 mins by cycling, 20 mins by walking or 4 mins by taxi
Semiwon Garden is surrounded by water in Korea's traditional garden style. Over 50 kinds of lotus flowers and 60 kinds of water plants grow in the large 1320㎡ compound. Beautiful lotus flowers bloom at the beginning of July through to the end of August. There is a pontoon bridge over Namhangang River that connects the garden to Dumulmeori.
➌ Young Farmer Strawberry Experience Farm 어린농부 딸기체험농장
경기도 양평군 양서면 양수리 802-1 | 802-1 Yangsu-ri, Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Closed on Mondays.
Course A - Strawberry Picking Only:
Plastic container will be given for strawberry picking
Visitors can fill up the container till the lid can be closed
No strawberry eating during picking
Course B - Strawberry Picking & DIY Chocolate Strawberries:
21,000 won per person
Course C - Strawberry Picking & Strawberry Jam Making:
21,000 won per person
From Yangsu Station: Walk to Dumulmeori-gil and turn right to Dumulmeori-gil 68beon-gil (blue sign to 'Han River Environment Research Center'). Walk straight about 100m passing the tennis court on your right. Young Farmer Strawberry Experience Farm is on the small road on your right (there is a sign with strawberries on it). 30 mins walk from Yangsu station or 7 mins on Taxi. See map on walking path.
Yangpyeong is also famous for its strawberries and Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is held annually.
There are quite a number of strawberry farms along the walk to Dumulmeori, more so nearer to Dumulmeori. Of which, Young Farmer Strawberry Experience Farm ran by the husband and wife team is a popular one with their big and sweet organic strawberries and on-site facilities for visitors. The friendly farm owner will give you a brief introduction and picking instructions in English.
Every mid-November to mid-June, visitors can enjoy strawberry picking and strawberry jam making at the farm.
➍ Yangsuri Traditional Market 양수리 전통시장
양서면 양수리 1060 | 1060, Yangsu-ri, Yangseo-myeon
Walking distance from Yangsu Station, Dumulmeori and Semiwon Garden
Yangsuri ( means ‘the meeting of two waters’) Traditional Market is one of the three major traditional markets in Yangpyeong. Visitors can try a variety of local food and things to buy at the market. A folk 5-day market is held at the entrance of the market on the 1st and 6th of every month, providing more things for visitors to see and purchase.
➎ Namhangang Bike Path
One great way to go around Yangpyeong is cycling along the scenic Namhangang River on its well-paved cycling path. The bicycle course is popular with the locals and various bicycle festivals are held throughout the year too.
Bukanganggyo Bridge (or Bukhangang Railroad Bridge 북한강철교) used to be a railroad bridge, now transformed into a cycling and pedestrian path. Crossing the bridge provides scenic view of the river and surrounding mountains. You may even chance across a passing train running parallel to the bridge.
There are 2 bicycle rental shops near Yangsu Station. The first one is located a short distance (10m) away from Yangsu Station (exit 1) and the other one just directly across the road.
Operating hours: 9:00 to 18:00 (before sunset).
Fees: from 3,000 won (1 hr) to full day rental.
Recommended Cycling Course to Dumulmeori and Semiwon:
Yangsu Station ⇢ Bukanganggyo Bridge ⇢ Yangsuyo Bridge ⇢ Strawberry Farm ⇢Dumulmeori ⇢ Semiwon ⇢ Yangsu Station (about 9km, 30mins exclude sightseeing)
Map of Cycling Paths near Yangsu Station
Recommended Restaurant at Yangpyeong: 산들에 농원 장어 (Sandre Freshwater Grilled Eel Restaurant)
경기도 남양주시 양서면 용담리 536-10 | 536-10 Yongdam-ri, Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong
11:00 - 22:00
8 mins walk from Yangsu Station main road (Mogwang-ro), along the way to Semiwon Garden.
At the end of the main road from Yangsu Station and just before the traffic light to Semiwon Garden is a highly recommended restaurant (산들에 농원 장어) known for its 100% domestic freshwater grilled eels. Besides enjoying the good service at the restaurant, you can also check out its equally delicious domestic pork ribs!
Map of Cycling & Walking Courses to Yangpyeong Top Attractions
Map of Semiwon Garden
Dumulmeori Tour Information Map
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