[Yeoncheon] Typhoon(Taepung) Obserbatory
- Address464, Gunjung-ro 890-gil., Jung-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
- InformationYeoncheon Tourism Department : (031)839-2061
- Hours of useOpen:10:00~16:00
- PublishedDecember 1, 2014
- RevisedDecember 2, 2016
Within Clear Scenery DMZ, The Front Line Observatory which can be seen till Gaeseong
Typhoon (Taepung) Observatory was established on 3 Dec. 1991 by the Invincible Typhoon Force. It is located around 65km from Seoul and around 140km from Pyeongyang. Typhoon (Taepung) Observatory was established 800m from the truce line and 1,600m from a guard post of North Korea. This was the route of where the North Korea’s major Force attacked towards to Seoul to Uijeongbu. When you arrive observatory, you can see the Imjin-River flows to the DMZ , North Korea’s Ojangdong Farm, and April 5th Dam as well. At the front of observatory, there are the famous battle place called Beti-goji, and Nori-goji. The top we called Nori-goji was declined 5m height cause of 4,500 bullets fall down upon 1㎡ of area during 6.25 Korean War. The ground fall from Nori-goji filled up full moon shaped lake, so now it looks half moon shaped lake.
The observatory displays some items used by North Koreans in their daily lives, which were found floating down the Imjingang river. And there is Church, Catholic Church, The Holy Mother statue, Buddhist temple, Bell tower that the soldiers can have religious assembly, Monument for war refugees, War memorials of the 6.25 Korean War and Military equipment that was used by North Korean spies collected from Pilseung-gyo is also exhibited.
Yeoncheon county, Korea Tourism Organization
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