Gangwon-do Area

Gyeongpoho Lake: Means “clear as a mirror”

Gyeongpo Lake is beautiful in four seasons, but it is especially beautiful to watch in the early summer when the kite comes up.

Gyeongpoho Lake
Gyeongpoho Lake 

Gyeongpo Lake, means’ clear as a mirror, is beautiful in four seasons, but it is especially beautiful to watch in the early summer.

Clear as a mirror, Gyeongpoho Lake

Gyeongpoho Lake winter
Gyeongpoho Lake winter

It is also called the gyeongho. The meaning of ‘Gyeongpoho’ is ‘Lake is a Clear as mirror’. It is located about 6 kilometers north of the city’s center, and to the west, small rivers such as Yucheon flow in. 

Originally, it was a large lake with a depth of 12 km, but due to the deposit of the current soil, the surrounding area was reduced to 4 km and the depth of the water was reduced to 1 to 2 meters. 

Gyeongpodae(pavilion), built on a small hill west of the lake, is famous for being one of the eight scenic views of Gwandong(middle eastern part of Korea), set in Gyeongpo Lake from ancient times. 

Gyeongpoho Lake: Beautiful in four Seasons

Beautiful in four Seasons
Beautiful in four Seasons

Gyeongpo Lake is beautiful in four seasons, but it is especially beautiful to watch in the early summer when the kite comes up. 

Bicycle roads are installed around Gyeongpo Lake, so it is recommended to rent a bicycle or a four-wheeler. 

Also, the Gyeongpo Lake Cherry Blossom Festival, which is held in spring, is famous all over the country. In fact, the cherry blossoms leaves that fly in the lake and sea are as beautiful as the Jinhae Gunhang Festival.

The largest scale beach, Gyeongpo Beach

Gyeongpo Beach
Gyeongpo Beach

After looking at Gyeongpo Lake as much as possible, you should visit Gyeongpo Beach

Gyeongpo Beach is the largest scale beach in Gangneung, and very crowded during the peak season. 

Gyeongpo Beach.
Gyeongpo Beach

There also are a seasonal festival with coffee festivals and music festivals, and plenty of food around it, so if you visit Gyeongpo Lake, you should see Gyeongpo Beach, too. 

Around Gyeongpo Lake: Gangneung, Gangmun Beach

Gyeongpo Lake:
Gyeongpo Lake:

If you have seen the biggest beach of Gyeongpo beach and Gyeongpo Lake, it is good to visit other things to see as well. In Gangneung, there is a lotus festival in the village between June and July in early summer, so if you want to enjoy the sea a little more, it is a good way to visit Gangmun Beach just below Gyeongpo Beach. 

Although there are not many people on Gangmun Beach, it is as beautiful water color as Jeju Island. There also is a famous handmade burger place.

Also, Gangneung is famous for its coffee plant, and you can visit the Anmok Beach. 

Anmok Beach.
Anmok Beach. 

Most of the beautiful pictures in Gangneung were taken at Gangmun Beach. If you want to leave a pretty memory with a pictures, i recommend you to go Gangmun Beach.

On the way back home, you can stop by the central market and buy Sweet and Sour Chicken and return to home to take a pleasant step.

gyeongpo lake, autumn
gyeongpo lake, autumn

Admission Fees 
Free


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