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Pocheon Art Valley : Beautiful Transformation of formar quarry

Pocheon Art Valley was a former quarry transformed into a culture and arts space. It was the outcome of Korea's first environment restoration project

 Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley


Pocheon Art Valley was a former quarry transformed into a culture and arts space. The transformation was the outcome of Korea’s first environment restoration project

Pocheon Art Valley’s Sick Wounds

It was the late 60s when expansion of domestic construction industries began with modern industrialization.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

During this time, the stones produced in rock mountain in the Seoul metropolitan area were used for road pavement, building enclosures and interior materials.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Stone, which was produced in Pocheon, was widely used as a building material for Korea’s representative buildings because of its rigid material and beautiful granite patterns.

Pocheon granite was used not only in the restoration of Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gwanghwamun Restoration Project, but also used as a construction materials to build Blue House, the National Assembly building, the Supreme Court, the National Police Agency, Incheon International Airport, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and many other state buildings.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

However, the beautiful Pocheon Mountain, where the quarry was over, was cut off and forgotten in ruins.

Destruction of the environment and the hideous view of the waste land have been the cause of undermining the city’s image.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

The Birth of Pocheon Art Valley

The city of Pocheon has been reborn as a complex cultural and artistic space by healing the abandoned quarry with culture and art and restoring the environment.

Pocheon Art Valley, where the natural environment, culture, art and people are united, has become a success case for the nation’s top urban regeneration project.

Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

Pocheon Art Valley is full of colorful attractions

The development of visitor engagement programs is gaining great acclaim from family-level visitors.

  • Art Valley with cultural, artistic and educational experiences to enjoy on a family basis
  • Art Valley where nature and human are united by infinite imagination
Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley

N/A (Open all year round)

Activity Information 
Aroma theraphy, stone crafts, fancy wood, mother-of-pearl inlay craft, soap making, etc.

Age Limit for Activities 
Varies by program

Operating Hours 
March-October 09:00-22:00
November-February 09:00-21:00
* Mondays: 09:00-19:00
* Education Center: 09:00-18:00

Parking Facilities 

Admission Fees 
Individuals – Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 1,500 won
Groups – Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won

* Groups: 20 people or more

Available Facilities 
Major facilities: Cheonjuho Lake, observation deck (Sky Garden of Hope) & Doleum Stairway, Sculpture Park, Stone Culture Exhibition Center, other sculptures, etc

. Convenient facilities: Lookout Café, Korean restaurant, monorail, etc. 
Cultural facilities: Outdoor performance venues (a lakeside stage and a stage on the ridge), Pocheon Art Valley Astronomical Science Museum, and Educational Exhibition Center

Interpretation Services Offered 
Leaflets (English, Chinese)

Permitted (Only small dogs and certified guide dogs).
* Dogs must be leashed at all times, and the owner must carry dog waste bags
* Dogs are not allowed in buildings.

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