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  • Address22, Wonheung-ro, Seowon-gu, Cheongwon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (593, Sannam-dong)
  • TEL82-43-201-4440
  • Tourist InformationWonheungi Village is where people farmed according to ancient customs in the heart of the city. Sannamcheon Stream begins from Guryongsan Mountain and traverses through the village to join Musimcheon Stream. Though the natural ecosystem is well-preserved in the village, it was virtually unknown to Cheongju citizens until 2003, when news about the wide-scale march of a knot of toads in the village flashed nationwide, making it famous for being a habitat for toads.
  • Homepagehttp://www.cheongju.go.kr/wonheungi/index.do

Tourist Attraction Information

Wonheungi Village, located in Sannam-dong, Seonwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, is also called Wonhyeon-ri. The word wonhyeon means a big hill in Korean, and the village’s name was derived from the large hill situation in Guryongsan Mountain, which surrounded the village. It is not known how Wonhyeon-ri came to be called Wonheungi Village. However, it is assumed that Wonheungsa Temple, where the block book Geumganggyeong (Diamond Sutra) was printed 72 years earlier than Jikji, the world’s oldest book printed with metal types, was located in the town.
This makes Wonheungi Village highly likely to be chosen as another name of the village. Wonheungi Village is where people farmed according to ancient customs in the heart of the city. Sannamcheon Stream begins from Guryongsan Mountain and traverses through the village to join Musimcheon Stream. Though the natural ecosystem is well-preserved in the village, it was virtually unknown to Cheongju citizens until 2003, when news about the wide-scale march of a knot of toads in the village flashed nationwide, making it famous for being a habitat for toads.
This area has a wide field, Guryongsan Mountain, which frames the town like a horseshoe, and a stream that runs from the mountain, forming an embankment which supplies water to the village. The forest ecosystem of the mountain and wetland ecosystems around Wongheungi Embankment are in harmony in this area.
This environment makes Wongheungi Embankment a treasure house of the ecosystem for various species including toads, amphibians, birds, and mammals.

Directions

Gyeongbu Expressway Cheongju IC → Towards Cheongju → Turn right at Sachang Sageori (towards Daejeon) → Continue going straight at Gaesin Ogeori → Turn right at Geumseong Driving Academy (Sannam Sageori) (refer to road sign) → Go 100m straight → Turn left at first three-way intersection

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