We had been hearing rumors of a few nice swimming holes in the area for weeks (thanks for the tip Geoff!). Busy summer schedules, vacations and wet monsoon weather kept us from actually locating them…until last week. Hosting Chuseok weekend for 20 of our closest friends was the perfect opportunity to go exploring and find them. The stretch of river just inside the Mudeung National Park entrance (the 원효계곡 entrance) offers a variety of swimming holes varying in size, depth and available shade. It’s about 4km from the front door of the house (or 3km from Eco-Park), look for the Buncheongware Museum turn off down a gravely road (분청사기전시길).
What a treat they turned out to be. So bummed we didn’t get there until practically the end of summer! More specific directions can be found here or under the “swimming” page of this blog.