Monday, January 29, 2018

Winter Trip in Korea | Ice Wall @Songhae Park in Daegu

What makes a winter trip special is a spectacular ice view like Songhae Park’s! Songhae Park is a very spacious park including areas surrounding Okyeonji Lake.
 
Near the North edge of the lake is located the infamous Ice Wall! This is obviously winter-only treat when you get yourself out of that warm comforter.



This stunning ice wall created on a mountain cliff is attracting thousands of tourists each day despite the frightening cold weather.


If you would like to make your visit, come to parking lot 3 or 4 and you will be able to access to the ice wall within a few minutes.


If you dare, challenge yourself to climb the Cloud Bridge 구름다리, which generally refers to a bridge that moves when you walk on it. This particular one does not move that much but the height underneath it makes it pretty scary!



On a side note, the park was named after this gentleman, a wildly famous TV personality, Songhae. His wife was from Okpo-ri, where the park is, and it became his second hometown since he could never re-visit his first which is in North Korea.

Sculpture of Songhae

There are more to this park, walk along the trail and you will find Baeksegyo(100-year-old Bridge, the bridge is brand-new tho!), which symbolizes the prosperity and longevity.
 
The trail along Okyeonji Lake
The Ice Wall far in the view across Okyeonji Lake
Baeksegyo Bridge


Come out to Songhae Park! It will be a nice refreshing trip from a urban life!

Address: 136, Okpo-ro, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
Address(KR): 대구 달성군 옥포면 옥포로 136