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Urban trip course for Vivid sea change to Sejong City.

  • TRACK LENGTH 33.10km

“Urban trip course for vivid sea change to Sejong City” starts at Milmaru Observatory where visitors can observe Sejong City at 360 degrees, with the scenery changing from mountain and fields to city. Visitors approach the scenery of Geumgang River, lifeline of the newly created Sejong City, by walking through the trail of Sejong Barrage. At Dokrakjeong Pavilion, built by Lim Mok, governor of Yangyang in the 19th year during the reign of Sejong, you can overlook the river again and observe Hapgang Auto-camping Site, which is located at the upper part of Geumgang River with Mihocheon Stream.Additionally, you can observe the miracle of the universe at the Space Geodetic Observation Center, the hub of space geodetic technology to measure the sky and study the land.

  • 1 Milmaru Observatory
  • 1.92 km
  • 2 Sejong Lake Park
  • 6.29 km
  • 3 Sejong Barrage
  • 2.84 km
  • 4 Dokrakjeong Pavilion
  • 13.69 km
  • 5 Hapgang Auto-camping Site
  • 8.36 km
  • 6 Space Geodetic Observation Center
01Milmaru Observatory
Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

You can go to the Milmaru Observatory by elevator on the 9th floor where you can see the Government Complex Sejong at a glance. When you ascend this observatory which soars over the hill overlooking the Government Complex Sejong, you can also watch the surrounding scenery of Sejong City, which is changing every moment, along with the whole view of the government building. One-story rest area near the observatory displays a completed model for Sejong Special Self-governing City. Milmaru is the former name of Jongchon, Nam-myeon, Yeongi-gun, Chungnam.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Milmaru Observatory from the urban area of Sejong City. Milmaru Observatory is below the traffic signs in the photo.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Sight near Milmaru Observatory located at a low ridge.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Milmaru Observatory has the observatory and the rest area on the 9th floor.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Scenery of Sejong City from the elevator which soars directly from 1st to 9th floor.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

A visitor takes a photograph at the observatory.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

The observatory has a structure where a visitor can overlooks the city at 360 degrees.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Whole view of Government Complex Sejong from the observatory.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Apartment units are being constructed at the residential area.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

It is clearly seen that urban construction is being carried out.

Milmaru Observatory [Photo]

Scenery from the observatory.

Information

  • Admission and parking are free. The opening time is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the lunchtime is from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. It is closed at three major national holidays (Independence Movement Day, National Liberation Day andNational Foundation Day) and national provisional holidays. (Tel. +82-44-862-8845)
  • Name and address for navigation : Milmaru Observatory, 3, Eojin-dong, Sejong Special Self-governing City
02Sejong Lake Park
Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Sejong Lake Park is the central park for people in Sejong Special Self-governing City. Against the backdrop of Jeonwolsan and Wonsusan Mountain with trails of Sejong City, this park has an artificial lake and is 1.08 times larger than Ilsan Lake Park. The park is composed of five theme islands. Formed at the very center of the lake, Stage Island has a concert stage with 672 seats, which is created by using pebbles trimmed by the water of Geumgang River. Festival Island is a place for various festivals, while Pool Island gives a sense of the seashore with an island of sandy beach. Water Flower Island is an eco-island where various water plans such as reeds and cattails grow with deck roads. As a marsh for purifying water and a habitat of complex organisms, Marsh Island is the heart of Sejong Lake Park.

Along with five theme islands, Sejong Lake Park has a trail (8.8km) and a bicycle road (4.7km) along the lake so that citizens can enjoy various riverside arts such as performances and leports. Additionally, four fountains are worth watching in the park:Hope Fountain sends up a column of water at a maximum height of 70m from the center of the lake; Plaza Fountain sprays a straight column of water from the circular pond installed at the end of Central Plaza; Cannon Fountain spews water to the lake from the cannon installed at the railing of Central Plaza; and Festival Fountain whose sprayed water dance from 48 nozzles at the height of 10m, installed at the lake in front of Festival Island.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Spring in Sejong Lake Park

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Summer in Sejong Lake Park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Autumn in Sejong Lake Park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Winter in Sejong Lake Park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Scenery of Marsh Island at Sejong Lake Park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

As a floating deck is installed over the marsh, visitors can observe the ecosystem of various water plants from spring to autumn.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Floating stage as the center of Sejong Lake Park. As a fountain is installed in front of the stage, visitors can enjoy the scenery while sitting at the auditorium.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Citizens enjoy hiking by borrowing bicycles from Sejong City-operated unmanned bicycle rental shop at the park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Scenery of floating stage at the park.

Sejong Lake Park [Photo]

Scenery of Sejong Lake Park.

Information

  • As a park utilizing outdoor space, Sejong Lake Park has no entry restrictions. It provides various public amenities such as night lightings, exercise machines, bicycle road and toilets. Four parking lots accommodate 1,216 cars parked simultaneously. It can be used from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Name and address for navigation : Sejong Lake Park, 114-123, Sejong, Yeongi-myeong, Sejong Special Self-governing City
03Sejongbo Barrage
Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Sejongbo Barrage is designed to reinforce the landmark suitable for images of Sejong City by giving symbol of Sejong Special Self-governing City and expressing superiority of Korean culture, arts and science and flowing water in Geumgang River With the structure symbolizing creativity in Hangeul and science in rain gauge by King Sejong the Great and swallow as the symbol of a former Sejong City, Yeonggi-gun, Sejongbo Barrage has been constructed to ensure harmony among wave, culture and nature of Geumgang River.

As Handuri Bridge lights up the river as the city’s land mark, Sejongbo Barrage has become a national attraction. While scenery of Cheotmaeul and Handuri Bridge reflected on the surface attract visitors during the day, it is much more highlighted at night. Connecting Cheotmaeul in Sejong City and Yuseong, Daejeon, this bridge has a length of 880m with six lanes in two directions. Hydroelectric power plant, which is established at Sejongbo Barrage, produces the electricity of 12.2 million kWh a year, which can be used by 11,000 persons. It has effectually replaced 20,000 barrels of oil a year,while the amount of reduction of CO2 is 8,300 tons, which equals 2.5 million pine trees a year.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Front view of Sejongbo Barrage.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Front view 2 of Sejongbo Barrage.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

The bridge beyond the power plant of Sejongbo Barrage is Handuri Bridge.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Geumgang bicycle road passing through Sejongbo Barrage. It has been formed with a trail.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Scenery of Cheotmaeul in Sejong City and Handuri Bridge.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Cheotmaeul and Handuri Bridge reflecting on the surface of Sejongbo Barrage.Its night view is remarkable.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Cheotmaeul and Handuri Bridge reflecting on the surface of Sejongbo Barrage.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

The bridge in front of Sejongbo Barrageis Haknarae Bridge connecting Sejong City and outer road between Daejeon and Yuseong.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Sejongbo Barrage Promotion Center 1 located at Sejongbo Barrage Administrative Office.

Sejongbo Barrage [Photo]

Sejongbo Barrage Promotion Center 2 located at Sejongbo Barrage Administrative Office.

Information

  • As a park utilizing outdoor space, Sejong Lake Park has no entry restrictions. It provides various public amenities such as night lightings, exercise machines, bicycle road and toilets. It has one parking lot and can be entered into from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Name and address for navigation : Sejongbo Barrage, 82, Nari-ro, Yeongi-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City
04Dokrakjeong Pavilion
Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Dokrakjeong Pavilion is a sophisticated ancient pavilion with the scenic beauty of Geumgang River. Built during Joseon Dynasty, Dokrakjeong Pavilion has been designated and protected as the 8th Cultural Property of Sejong Special Self-governing City in December 2012. This pavilion is located at the hill near Geumgang River, 101, Naseong-dong, Sejong Special Self-governing City. As one of the best pavilions in the riverside of Geumgang River, Dokrakjeong Pavilion has shown the ever-changing Sejong City’s appearances along with time. A circular pillar built on the foundation which is trimmed on the layer of a hill looks simple and honest by holding over eaves.

Built by Lim Mok, governor of Yangyang in the 19thyear during the reign of Sejong(1437), Dokrakjeong Pavilion has flat sides with three front sides and two sides. Windows and doors are hung in the middle of sides, while other sides are open. Stereobate is made of granite rectangular stone and has circular pillars at octagonal tall foundation stone. A roof is made up of single eaves in the form of gambrel roof.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Whole view of Dokrakjeong Pavilionbuilt on the hill near Geumgang River, Naseong-dong.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

You can reach to Dokrakjeong Pavilionby ascending the hill passing tombs of Buan Lee Clan.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Close-range view of Dokrakjeong Pavilion at a place with a great view overlooking Geumgang River.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Scenery of Dokrakjeong Pavilion.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Whole side view behind Dokrakjeong Pavilion.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Windows and doors are hung in the middle of sides behind two flat sides to make a room. There is no ondol, heating floor system.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Whole side view in front of Dokrakjeong Pavilion.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Southeastern view from Dokrakjeong Pavilion. On the opposite side is Boram Building with Sejong City Hall and national research institutes.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Southern view from Dokrakjeong Pavilion.

Dokrakjeong Pavilion [Photo]

Southwestern view from Dokrakjeong Pavilion. A whole view of former Geaumnamgyo Bridge connecting Yeongi-gun and Yuseong, Daejeon.

Information

  • Visitors can enter into the pavilion from sunrise to sunset. Admission and parking are free.
  • Name and address for navigation : NaseongDokrakjeong Pavilion, 101, Naseong-dong, Sejong Special Self-governing City.
05Hapgang Auto-camping Site
Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

With a size of 100,000m2, Hapgang Auto-camping Site is a park created at the riverside joining Geumgang River and Mihocheon Stream. A place where lifelines of Chungbuk and Chungnam meet withvarious theme parks nearby, Hapgang Park is an ecological repository. A natural wetland of 800,000m2,it is a habitat for otters, wild geese, mandarin ducks and Korean spined bitterlings. The Ecological Experience and Learning Center has been established and operated after forming a new wetland.

Hangeul Park, one of theme parks of Hapgang Auto-camping Site, is an eco-friendly space for representing achievements of King Sejong the Great. Connecting the Geumgang and Mihocheon bicycle roads, here is the best place for enjoying the calm beauty of the riverside along with the trail. The camping ground has a playing field where visitors can enjoy football, foot volleyball and badminton, and a playground with treasure for children.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Hapgang Auto-camping Site [Photo]

Scenery of Hapgang Auto-camping Site.

Information

  • Hapgang Auto-camping Site can be used from 1:00 pmon the opening day until 12:00 noon on the last day. In case of exceeding the time for leaving the room, a visitor should inform the information center in advance and pay additional fees. As for the camping site and physical exercise facilities, 2,000 won for exceeding 1 hour, 4,000 won for 4 hours and a day’s fee for exceeding 4 hours are calculated. In terms of electricity fee, 300 won for exceeding 1 hour by 2 hours, 500 won for 4 hours and a day’s fee for exceeding 4 hours are calculated. However, in case there is a visitor waiting to entering the room or during peak season, additional use cannot be permitted. (Tel. +82-44-862-5985)
  • Name and address for navigation : Hapgang Auto-camping Site, 329, Taesan-ro, Yeondong-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City
06Space Geodetic Observation Center
Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

To identify tasks by Space Geodetic Observation Center, one has to know the meaning of “QUASAR” first. As the core of activating the universe from billion light years away from the earth, QUASAR is several trillion times brighter than the sun. As it is fixed at the end of the universe, it is the standard for measuring the location in the space. What is geodesic survey? Geodesic survey is a space geodetic observation technology which measures the distance of thousands of km to the level of mm by receiving radio waves of QUASAR from two points and more in the earth. It calculates the distance of two points geometrically by using the time difference of plane radio waves of QUASAR reaching two antennas and more.

The center calculatesthe time difference of radio waves of QUASAR in reaching antennas in the earth by using a hydrogen atomic clock with errors of one second for 300 million years saves the result in recording devices and calculates relevant information such as distance and location by analyzing and processing data process. By utilizingthe data, natural disasters such as earthquake and tsunami can be prevented. Space geodetic observation technology measures the earth’s surface by defining the shape, size and gravity field of the earth and deciding the location of celestial bodies in the space. Therefore, it can define coordinate system or oval figures to state earth’s movement in the space or location in the earth.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

A front gate of Space Geodetic Observation Center. A crossing gate is opened by coming to the crossing line and clicking the intercom.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

An antenna receiving QUASAR radio waves is massive. The building at the left side is the main building of Space Geodetic Observation Center.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

A telescope for astronomicalobservation is displayed at the lobby on the 1st floor of the main building. Visitors can operate the telescope and learn its usage.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

VLBI shows measurement standard points for each region in Korea. After receiving electronic records from the space and measuring the location of antennas precisely, VLBI conveys results to satellite standard points located in Korea, which are used as the standard for daily living location information.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

Image corner with stories from the space. Visitors can see video clips which describe QUASAR radio waves and how Space Geodetic Observation Center utilizes these radio waves with a specific purpose in an easy and interesting way.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

After learning radio waves and QUASAR in advance, visitors can directly operate exhibits and learn the principles behind operating VLBI.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

Visitors can identify countries with VLBI antennas at a glance, such as Korea, U.S., Japan, China, Italy, Sweden, Norway, etc.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

There is also a corner for learning the history of geodetic observation in Korea.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

Whole view of antenna at Space Geodetic Observation Center.

Space Geodetic Observation Center [Photo]

Integrated standard point at Space Geodetic Observation Center. An integrated standard point is the national standard point which is determined on the basis of satellite standard point, bench mark and gravity auxiliary point to use it as the standard for measuring geometric longitude and latitude, rectangular coordinate, orthogonal coordinate with focusing on the earth, height and gravity.

Information

  • Space Geodetic Observation Center operates the promotion center where visitors can learn everything about space geodetic observation. The center is openfrom Monday to Friday and closed during holidays. The opening hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, while lunch time is from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, when the center is closed. Admission and parking are free. For regular visit, visitors can enter in the center without prior reservation, whereas a group with 10 persons and over needs to conduct prior reservation. (Reservation and inquiry Tel. +82-44-860-4006)
  • Name and address for navigation : Space Geodetic Observation Center, 276-71, Wolsangongdan-ro, Yeongi-myeon, Sejong Special Self-governing City (Reservation and inquiry Tel. +82-44-860-4006)