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Hwaam Cave Sets New Daily Visitor Record


JEONGSEON, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire)Hwaam Cave, located in Jeongseon County, some 200 kilometers east of Seoul, is setting new daily visitor records with the start of the summer vacation season.

A total of 1,927 people visited the cave on Monday, setting a new record.

The cave was visited by 6,694 people in four days, accounting for a whopping 13 percent of some 50,000 visitors that came to the cave in the last seven months.


Hwaam Cave has recently gained popularity due to its natural low temperature. The average temperature of the cave stood at 14 degrees Celsius, which is 15 degrees lower than the average temperature in the Jeongseon area in May.

Hwaam Cave or the old Cheonpo Mine turned tourist attraction, is almost two kilometers deep. Unlike limestone caves, the cave consists of upper and lower tunnels with a 90-meter difference in height that connect to a natural cave.

Image Credit: Jeongseon County Office / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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