the stunning mountain headquarters of the Cheondae sect, is just 30 minutes away by bus.
the closest airport, and birthplace of jikji, the world's first metal printing press.
Perched by the lake, surrounded by three national parks and dotted with caves and temples, Danyang is considered North Chungcheong's top attraction.
The modern town of Danyang dates only to 1986, as most of the old city was submerged beneath the waters of the artificial Chungju Lake. Throughout town, you'll see statues, pictures and even lampposts of a guy with huge eyebrows, holding hands with a lady. This is Ondal, a jester in the imperial court, who managed to break through Korea's strict caste system to marry the princess Pyeonggang and become a respected general.
The tourist information office is rather inconveniently located on the far side of the red bridge from the bus terminal. Some English is spoken, and you can pick up a handy town map from here.
- Sobaeksan National Park
- Woraksan National Park
- South, to Cheongju, the closest airport, and birthplace of jikji, the world's first metal printing press.