Lotus Embankment

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Basic info

  • AddressSan 39-1, Jangam-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
  • Contact for inquire82-43-201-2044
  • SummaryCheongwon Yeonkkot Village was formerly known as ‘Jangbawijuk’, and was formed around a 13,200㎡ reservoir in the 1900s. Lotuses, which symbolize the hope and dream of bumper harvest to nearby famers, began to bloom on the embankment. Thus, people began to call it ‘Lotus Embankment.’ The well-being era turned the village into a resting place for nearby residents and a beautiful sight for Cheongju citizens.

Detailed Information


Cheongwon Yeonkkot Village (Gunghyeon-ri) was originally an area of Isang-myeon, Seogang-nae, Cheongju-gun and was called Gunghyeon as it resembled a bow. According to a legend, Jin Ja Gun of Baekje was defending the northern border on the order of the king. One day, Jin had a fierce battle with the army of Goguryeo but lost. Then he broke an arrow and hid. So this was called Hwalgogae or Gunghyeon (Arrow Hill).

Cheongwon Yeonkkot Village (Gunghyeon-ri) which received the spirit of Eunjeoksan Mountain is located in the south of Kangnae-myeon. Villagers live quietly in peace while helping each other.

The high-speed industrial civilization drives factories in small rural villages and the expansion of road networks makes rural areas busy and boisterous these days. But Cheongwon Yeonkkot Village has kept its environment clean and its rural atmosphere beautiful despite being at the center of nationwide transportation.
A reform of administrative districts in 1917 combined Gondol, Buntogol, Bangadari, and Buryang into Gunghyeon-ri and inserted the village into Gangnae-myeon.

Cheongwon Yeonkkot Village continues to become famous nationwide through its green farming village experience program. In 2007, the village nabbed the Minister of Agriculture Award in a nationwide farming village contest.

Are you looking for a good place for a picnic for students, company employees and club members, families, or friends?
Do you want to have children experience atmospheres of a farming village?
There is a beautiful village where you can take a rest among sweet-smelling lotuses and familiar wild flowers while inhaling the clean air of nature.

The village is none other than Cheongwon Yeonkkot Village.

The village has a lodging facility with a yellow soil sauna, a green experience program, and an auditorium which can hold about 40 people and be used for indoor events and seminars.
Another charm of the village is a multi-purpose plaza which is 3,305㎡ wide.
The plaza can be used for outdoor events and accommodate up to 200 people.
The plaza has tents, tables, and amplifiers plus facilities for athletic meets, green rural DIY programs, sports facilities for foot volleyball and basketball, and shower facilities.

The village makes Yeonnipbap (Steamed Rice Wrapped in a Lotus Leaf), Yeonkkot Jijim (Pan-fried Lotus), Yeon Tteokguk (Sliced Rice Cake Soup with Lotus), Yeon Kalguksu (Noodle Soup with Lotus), lotus tea, and Yeonip hangwa (Traditional Korean Sweets with Lotus) using lotus flowers that they cultivated on their own.
In addition, they produce and sell eco-friendly Cheonggaeguri Rice and quality local honey. Visitors can order seasonal foods with no set menus as well as lower-priced group menus.
We welcome your orders.

Tourist Attraction Information

If you enter Jangam-dong from Bupyeong-dong, Cheongju-si, you can see the Lotus Embankment inside the town. People can rest on an octagonal pavilion in the center of the reservoir while surrounded by lotus flowers. They can command a fine view of the sunset from the reservoir. The place beats other places when twilight reddens the western field with an idyllic atmosphere. At night, sun-powered street lamps light up the place, making it popular for evening outings.

How to come

Cheongju IC – Move 4.94km along Garosu-ro – Turn right at Terminal Sageori towards ‘Daejeon, Bus Terminal’ – Move 5.24km along 2sunhwan-ro - After entering overpass, go 1.62km along 2sunhwan-ro – Turn right towards ‘Jangam-dong’ - Move 958m along Gajang-ro - Turn right - Move 213m along with Gajang-ro – Turn left - Move 261m along Gajang-ro 313beon-gil - Arrival