Chungju Lake, Korea

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Chungju Lake
Chungju Lake

Chungju Lake, which was built by blocking the valley between Jongmin-dong and Dongnyang-myeon, is the largest and cleanest multi-purpose reservoir in Korea. The many surrounding tourist attractions (inclding Worak-san National Park, Chongpung Cultural Assets Complex, the Eight Scenic Wonders of Danyang, and Gosu and Nodong Caves. Pleasure ferries run between Chungju Lake and Sindanyang, attracting many tourists.

Chungju Lake
Chungju Lake

Located downstream of Dongnyang-myeon, Chungju Lake Resort (considered by many to be Korea’s best lake resort) lies against the backdrop of 700-meter high Oknyeo-bong with many different sports and amusement facilities, including shooting ranges, tennis courts, soccer field, golf course, indoor ping pong rooms, swimming pools, and water sports facilities. Chungju Lake is an all-weather tourist attraction.
Chungju Multi-purpose Dam extends from Jongmin-dong to Dongnayng-myeon in Chungju City and was completed in 1985 after 7 years construction. The dam is 447 meters long and 97.5 meters high. The resulting lake is 6,648 square kilometers in area and contains 2.75 billion tons of water. The dam generates 844 million kilowatts of electricity each year. Pleasure boats cruise across the lake to nearby Danyang. Tourists can enjoy sightseeing at Worak-san National Park, Kudam-bong, Oksun-bong, and Geumsu-san.