Pocheon Art Valley’s Sick Wounds
It was the late 60s when expansion of domestic construction industries began with modern industrialization.
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 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.
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.
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 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
N/A (Open all year round)
Aroma theraphy, stone crafts, fancy wood, mother-of-pearl inlay craft, soap making, etc.
Age Limit for Activities
Varies by program
* Mondays: 09:00-19:00
* Education Center: 09:00-18:00
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
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.