About Pocheon Art Valley
Pocheon Art Valley is placed in Pocheon City, Gyeonggi-do. It is a quarry changed into culture and art space. The quarry features a lake surrounded by strange rocks that has been transformed naturally. The quarry was the first environmental restoration project in the Pocheon.
It was closed down a long time ago, and naturally water was collected in a fine pool, making Cheonju Lake a popular tourist attraction along with various art works. K-drama fans will likely recognize the background of the epic quarry in dramas such as “The Legend of the Blue Sea”, “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
The Legend of the Blue Sea
Admission fees vary according to hits on monorails. If it isn’t snowy or the weather isn’t too cold, take a look at the surrounding landscape as you walk up the 400-meter-long Hua-gang Rocks for exercise.
Tue-Sun: 9:00 am ~ 22:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am ~ 19:00 pm
The Pocheon Art Valley is not that huge but it’s a good place for children or some couples.
You can enjoy a quick walk through the valley to the top where the Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory are.
There is a cute monorail which takes you up the hill to the rock quarry. You may want to take the monorail up, but it is slow and the lines can be long.
You are dropped off to the top near the carved, abandoned rock quarry which are filled with spring and rainwater. It is the most beautiful place in the park and has a unique experience in Korea. Bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy at the picnic table along the water. There is also an outdoor stage on the water where Pocheon Art Valley occasionally performs.
If you go up the monorail, you will find the Astronomical Science Museum. Constellations that are in a planetarium projection room together with an explanation of the heavenly variety of beautiful that can not be found in the city can see with our telescopes. You can touch the photo zones, the constellations of the seasons, the solar system, and various meteorites, and understand the mysterious universe, such as space exploration simulation.
Each year, various genres of cultural and artistic performances are held on the weekend of April to October. If you go a little further from the concert hall, there is the Astronomical Science Museum. Visitors to the exhibition room, including the astronomical observation room, are included in the admission fee, so you can enjoy it without any charge.
Follow the stairs next to Cheonju Lake, you will see Sky Park above the huge sculpture gate. Sky Park, overlooking Cheonju Lake and Art Valley Park, has a slow mailbox, and cards with each wish written around the rest area are crowded. It’s so close to the sky that you’ll feel like any wish will come true.
After walking a while, you’ll feel thirsty, there is a small cafe you can stop by and have a cup of coffee.
Go on to pick up Korean organic strawberries from a strawberry farm before heading to herb island light festival. Strawberry experience will be held in a vinyl house. Even in the cold winter, you don’t have to worry about catching a cold. Besides the strawberry picking experience, there are strawberry jam, waffles, cakes, and mozzi (12,000/pex)
Strawberries here are free from pesticide, so you can eat as much as you like.
🌟Herb Island Lighting & Illumination Festival
365 days a year, Open year-round. Feel Magical Illumination at night in Herb Island!
The Herb Island Lighting Festival features a romantic atmosphere created by colorful lighting displays. With a 300-meter-tall hope tunnel and lavender fields shining in various colors, Herb Island aims to greet visitors with a holiday spirit. Inspired by the European Christmas market, the festival offers a variety of events, including Christmas-themed soap, tree and candle making, Christmas cookie markets and baked turkeys. There will be so many programs to enjoy such as Christmas markets, exhibitions, photo zones and performances.
Winter Season (Nov ~ Apr)
Weekdays, Sunday : 9am ~ 10pm
Friday, Saturday : 9am ~ 11pm
How to get there?
Since the way to the Pocheon Valley and other two spots is kind of complicated for foreigners, Indiway prepared an easy and affordable tour for the tourists !
Person (3 yrs+): ￦62,000/pax
✓ English&Chinese speaking staff
✓ Art Valley and Herb Island Entrance fees
✓ Round trip Monorail Ticket
✓ Strawberry Picking fee (500g)
|✗ Meals and drinks
✗ Traveler’s Insurance
✓ Infants (0-35 months): Free of charge only when they do not occupy their own seat on the shuttle bus. Please inform the tour operator after booking. (Contact number will be in your voucher.) if you have infants.
Dongdaemun H&C Park
|02:40pm – 04:10pm||Pocheon Art Valley|
|04:30pm – 05:30pm||Strawberry Farm|
|06:30pm – 08:00pm||Herb Island|
|Dongdaemun H&C Park
✓ The Art Valley Monorail may be under inspection without notice. In this case, the tour staff will guide you to a 10-15 min walk uphill.
✓ This schedule is for reference only and is subject to change.
✓ Traveling time may take as twice as much time on Weekends and Public Holidays.