Gosu Cave – Is a limestone cave situated in Danyang-gun


Gosu Cave

  Gosu Cave

The Gosu Cave is a huge limestone cave near Danyang (North Chungcheong Province), South Korea formed over 450 million years ago. It is among the best known natural caves in Korea, called the “underground palace” because of its breathtaking natural beauty. Gosu Cave is listed as the country’s “Natural Monument No. 256”.

The cave, 1,300 m deep, is inhabited by 25 species of insects and animals. About 120 different stalactites and stalagmites are found here. Some of the formations resemble animals or human figures, such as Lion Rock, Octopus Rock, Eagle Rock and even the Virgin Mary Rock. While it has an entire length of 5.4 km, visitors are limited to exploring up to 1.7 km of the cave.

Gosu Cave

Gosu Cave

The cave is open to the public every day year-round, and gets the most visitor on hot summer days: the interioir of the cave is cool, being a steady 15℃ year round, and in winter gloves are recommended for holding the cool metal railings. A 1.7 km length of twisting, turning limestone caverns have been outfitted with metal walkways, becoming quite narrow at some points, and subdued lighting. The vertical height of the walkways is 50 m.