Cheongpung Cable Car: The Best View of Korea From The Cable Car

You don’t have to hike anymore! Get one of the best views in South Korea from the Cheongpung Lake Cable Car. Enjoy the view of Woraksan National Park’s mountains surrounding Jecheon Lake.

Instead of hiking, you can take the cable car and enjoy one of the best views in South Korea from the Cheongpung Lake Cable Car. Enjoy the view of Woraksan National Park’s mountains surrounding Jecheon Lake.

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Image Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

A 2.3-kilometre ropeway is used by the Cheongpung Cable Car to take people between Multae-ri in Cheongpung-myeon and Bibongsan Mountain. There are a total of 43 cabins can hold up to 10 people each. Ten of these cabins have clear floors that give passengers a thrilling view of Cheongpung-myeon from above.

The cable car speeds 5 meters per second and takes about 10 minutes to get from the starting point to the top of Bibongsan Mountain. It can carry up to 15,000 people per day. The peak of Bibongsan Mountain is in the middle of Cheongpungho Lake. It is 531 meters high. From the top, it looks like you are looking down on an island chain. With the cable car, kids and older people can see the view without hiking up to the top.

You don’t need to to hike to get to one of the best views in South Korea from the Cheongpung Lake Cable Car. Majority of the cable cars take you higher up the mountain so you can start your hike, but this one takes you straight to the end point.

Cheongpung Lake Cable Car

The CINEMA 360 Dome is right in front of the Cheongpung Cable Car station. The CINEMA 360 lets you see the lake from different angles and gives you more information about the area’s history. Inside, you can buy a ticket to go to the CINEMA 360 and the Cable Car ride.

Take the short ride up, where no more than six people can fit in each cabin, and take in the view. People will primarily look at the houses below as they ride.

Observation platform

At the top, you can see everything around you in every direction. In the area, you can see Jecheon Lake, bridges, Woraksan National Park, and many smaller mountains.

The observation platform has three levels, so finding a good spot to take a picture is easy without other people getting in the way. Hang out against the railing for a while and look at the view.

Most Korean tourists are interested in art, so they crowd around the photo spots. The best way to deal with this is to take a picture of them from above.

People can easily spend more than an hour up there, and it was hard to get them to leave the viewing platform. People can also see the Danyang Dodamsambong Peaks and the Guinsa Temple by taking the cable car down.

We don’t think it’s a good idea to go to Cheongpung Lake Cable Car when it’s too cloudy or foggy. Even when it’s cloudy, the view won’t be too bad, but it won’t be as pretty.

Cheongpung Lake Monorail

You can also take the Cheongpung Lake Monorail () to the lookout point and the cable car down. The Monorail has a track that is three kilometers long and takes about 23 minutes to get to the top of Bibongsan Mountain. A little bit west of the Cable Car station is where the Monorail starts.

How To Get There

Location: 166, Munhwajae-gil, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

By Bus: You can take the bus from Chungju train station which will take 2.5 hours, and 2 buses. You can also take the Jecheon train station which will take 1.5 hours and 1 bus. It takes a while, but your sightseeing tour starts as soon as you leave the train station and start following the lake in the middle of the mountains.

By car: From Chungju, it takes about an hour, and from Jecheon, it takes about half an hour. The Cable Car station is next to a big parking lot. To get to the Cheongpung Lake Cable Car from Suanbo, a hot springs area just south of Chungju, you can rent a car and take road 508 through Woraksan National Park. On the right, you can see Woraksan National Park’s high mountains; on the left, you can see Jecheon lake.

Admission Fees

Regular cabin
Roundtrip: Adults 15,000 won / Children 11,000 won

Crystal cabin (floor made of clear glass)
Roundtrip: Adults 20,000 won / Children 15,000 won

Children from ages 36 months to sixth grade (Children younger than 36 months accepted FREE of charge)
Groups of at least 20 people: 1,000 won off
Senior citizens get a discount of 2,000 won (ages 65 & older)


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