Introduction

Ganghwado Jejeokbong Peak Peace Observatory was constructed in the northern area of the Civilian Restricted Zone in Cheolsan-ri, Yangsa-myeon. Entry to this area was strictly prohibited for the general public until 2008. Since then, the observatory has been providing accessibility to visitors to see the area's natural ecosystem. The observatory also shows images related to the Korean War (1950-1953). The basement floor and fourth floor are used as a military facility.

The observatory houses shops selling Ganghwa specialty food and North Korea’s specialty food, a management office, wishing wall for unification, and a rest area on the first floor, an exhibition hall to see the traces of war as well as high-technology binoculars on the second floor, and the observing facility to see the area of North Korea on the thrid floor, and a screen facility to show the entire view on cloudy days. The exhibition hall on the second floor presents Ganghwa’s military experience, North Korea’s provocation, comparison of military powers between South and North Korea, unification policy, and other war-related exhibitions.

 

Address: 

797, Jeonmangdae-ro, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Homepage: 

www.ghss.or.kr (Korean only)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available

 

 

Transportation

 

From Seoul to Ganghwa,
1) Sinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.

Go straight 260m to arrive at the bus stop in front of Artreon.

From the bus stop, take Bus 3000 to Ganghwa Bus Terminal.

(Approx. 2hr 30min)

2) Yeongdeungpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).

Across from Shinsegae Department Store, take Bus 88 to Ganghwa Terminal.

(Approx. 2hr 30min)

From Ganghwa Bus Terminal,
Transfer to Bus 26 outside the terminal, and get off at Ganghwa Peace Observatory Bus Stop.
Go forward until the road splits into two.
Take the left road and keep going for about 260m to arrive at Ganghwa Peace Observatory.
(Approx. 40min)

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Individuals - Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers 1,700 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups - Adults 2,200 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 800 won

* Groups: 20 people or more
* Free admission: Senior citizens (ages 65 and older), preschoolers (ages 6 and younger)

 

Available Facilities: 

1F: Administration office, specialty store, restaurant, restrooms
2F: Exhibition room, observatory
3F: observatory, outdoor observatory
B1, 4F: Military facilities (restricted)
Outside: Altar

 

Parking Fees: 

Free

 

Facility Utilization Fees: 

Telescope: 500 won for 2 min

 

Restrooms: 

Available

 

Interpretation Services Offered: 

Watching observatory-related video in English, Japanese, and Chinese upon request
* Exhibition Hall offers QR Code in English, Japanese and Chinese for exhibition guide service.

 

tel: +82-32-930-7062

zipcode: 23012

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-930-7062

usetime: December-February 09:00-17:00
March-November 09:00-18:00
* Subject to change

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