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Yeongwol [dead link] (영월) is a county in Gangwon.



Yeongwol is famous for a legend of King Danjong (1441-1457), who was dethroned by his uncle King Sejo and assassinated in this region. His dead body was thrown to riverside, but a loyal servant buried the body secretly. After a few hundred years, his tomb was found and it renamed Jangneung. Yeongwol people has felt sympathy for the young king, and held a festival to commemorate him. Some shamans believe the king became a god to protect Yeongwol.

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By train[edit]

The Taebaek line goes through Yeongwol, stopping at Ssangryong Station and Yeongwol Station.

  • Ssangyong Station. Trains stop at this station very rarely. Using this station is not recommended.
  • 1 Yeongwol Station. You can take a train for this station at Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul. Yeongwol Station‎ (Q1599411) on Wikidata

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Royal Tombs[edit]

  • 1 Jangneung (장릉), 190, Danjong-ro, Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do, +82 33 374-4215. 09:00-19:00 (May-Oct), 09:00-18:00 (Nov-Feb). Even though most of the royal tombs of Joseon Dynasty are in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, Jangneung for King Danjong is in Yeongwol, because the young king was ​murdered here. Yeongwol registants hold an annual festival, Yeongwol Danjong Festival to commemorate him. Adult ₩2,000 / Teenage ₩1,500 / Child ₩1,000. Jangneung (Q6786247) on Wikidata

Temple and Shrine[edit]

  • Beopheungsa Temple (법흥사).
  • Bodeoksa Temple (보덕사).
  • Changjeolsa Shrine (창절사). (Q27953060) on Wikidata
  • Minchungsa Shrine (민충사).
  • Mohyeonsa Shrine (모현사).


  • Gonggi Fortress (공기산성).
  • Dowon Fortress (도원산성).
  • Beopheung Fortress (법흥산성).
  • Taehwa Fortress (태화산성).


  • Donggang Museum of Photography (동강사진박물관). (Q18566536) on Wikidata


  • 2 Gossi Cave (고씨굴). Gossi Cave (Q16092264) on Wikidata


  • Dong River (동강). Dong River (Q5295766) on Wikidata Dong River (South Korea) on Wikipedia






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