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168 - 3 Seongnam-dong, Samcheok City
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Tel : 033-574-6828
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Cave of Mystery Hall, Cave Expedition Hall, Photovoltaic Promotion Hall, Municipal Museum

Cave of Mystery Hall

It is one of the most prominent facilities at the main event site of Samcheok World Cave Expo 2002.
The 1st and 2nd floors of the Cave of Mystery Hall feature world-famous caves, caves in movies, cave culture, dioramas shedding light on the past and present history of caves, dioramas about the destruction and preservation of caves, reincarnation bridge, academic materials, ecology of bats, photographing corner, observatory, and dioramas about the life of bats. You can also experience the fantastic world of caves unfolding on a large I-Max screen in the theme movie theater on the 3rd and 4th floors.
Size: 4 stories above ground, steel structure built on 553-pyong land (permanent exhibition hall)
- Exhibition hall: 288 pyong / I - MAX cinema: 109 pyong / others: 156 pyong
Concept: Secret of the deepest cave
Theme: A mysterious world created by water over time

Cave Expedition Hall

Located inside Expo Town, it exhibits cave expedition equipment and plays video footage related to the cave expedition, providing various information on caves. In particular, it offers visitors an opportunity to experience the expedition of the world's 7 major caves.

Details of Exhibit

Details of Exhibit
Exhibition Corner Concept Description
Introduction Cave of Mystery Reproduction of the interior of Domika Cave of Solvakia
Pre-Show Preparation for Cave Expedition Exhibit of cave expedition equipment, hands-on experience with
cave expedition, video footage of cave expedition
Main Show Cave Expedition Experience World's 7 major caves and cave expedition experience - lava,
sand stone, limestone, salt, marine cave, ice, limestone cave
* Special lights + sound effect + comment to create special characteristics of each cave
Post-Show Farewell Section Cave paintings / culture (Lasco, Alta Mira, Chauvet) * beautiful cave creations, 3D

Photovoltaic Promotion Hall

The Photovoltaic Promotion Hall showcases eco-friendly and clean photovoltaic power-generating systems and its practical applications. More importantly, it provides a unique platform for children and adolescents to build basic knowledge of the types and details of renewable energies such as wind power, etc., and recognize the importance of energy conservation.
- Admission fee: Free
- Opening hours: Open all-year round (09:00 ~ 18:00)

Municipal Museum

Situated in Seongnam-dong, Samcheok City, Samcheok Municipal Museum was built with funds of KRW 8.2 billion and opened on March 29, 2000. It permanently exhibits about 350 relics among the Museum's collection of approximately 5,000 items as a history & folk museum equipped with various facilities including rubbed copy experience room, archive, theme showroom, etc. The museum is the core institute dedicated to the promotion of environmental protection and development of tourism resources based on local folk culture through the planned exhibition, collection, preservation of relics and artifacts, research/study, publication of academic materials, social education, and preservation of tradition of local official culture through cultural exchange both at home and abroad. The Museum serves as a platform for providing information on culture & tourist attractions, promoting cultural and tourism commodities, and providing education on history and culture, thereby fulfilling the desire of people nationwide for learning, leisure, and cultural experience as well as the citizens of Samcheok City.

1) [Showroom 1] Prehistory/History Room
It presents the history of Samcheok, cultural relics sites, and earthenware from the Period of the Three States as excavated in the Samcheok region. It also exhibits ancient books and documents related to public administration in the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties.

2) [Showroom 2] Folk Culture and Art/Entertainment
It gives visitors a glimpse of the seasonal customs and various folk entertainments by means of models and video footage and displays the paintings & call graphic works of artists from Samcheok.
- Major artifacts: Paintings & call graphic works, Saldaeseugi model, Haesindang model, etc.

3) [Showroom 3] Occupation and Life
It exhibits relics and artifacts related to the natural environment, clothing, eating, and housing life of Samcheok. In particular, it features a life-size cross sectional model of shingled houses and household items of slash-and-burn farmers.
- Major artifacts: shingled house model, relics and artifacts related to clothing, eating, housing life, etc.

4) Opening hours: summer (from March to October): 09:00 to 18:00, winter (from November to February): 09:00 to 17:00]

5) Admission fee: Free

6) Website of Municipal Museum: http://www.scm.go.kr

7) Local transportation
Samcheok terminal - Get off the bus in Jukseoru (intra-bus no. 14, 14-1, 31,31-2, 2km/approximately 10-minute ride)
On foot: 15 minutes away from Samcheok terminal on foot


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