taeanhaean national park
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taeanhaean national park

Taeanhaean National Park (Hangeul: 태안해안국립공원; Hanja: 泰安海岸國立公園) is one of the few parks that is comprised of both land and sea.

Taeanhaean Park was designated as the 13th national park in 1978. The total area is approximately 328 square kilometers.

It has around 130 islands surrounding Anmyeondo Island and Taean Peninsula. The Peninsula boasts its amazing landscape connected with beautiful beaches, rock formations, cliffs, mountain peaks, and vast valleys.

Over 20 beaches dot the 230-kilometer coastline stretching over the Taean Peninsula and Anmyeondo (Island).

It is estimated that the park supports around 700 various plant species, over 1000 animal species, over 600 marine species, and including the 17 endangered species (such as the Swinhoe’s Egret, Korean Golden Frog, Otter).

The term ‘taean’ literally means ‘big comfort/peace,’ and ‘haean’ means ‘peaceful sea.’

Its name confirms the fact that the region did not suffer great disasters, although most regions of the country almost equally suffered many damages and human casualties.

Besides, the region is peaceful and abundant due to its mild climate, quiet beach areas, and abundance of food resources, such as seafood.

When the Seohaean (West Coast) Expressway was opened, more and more visitors come to explore and experience the beauty and healing environment of the park.

Aside from the natural beauty and wealth of nature, one can also find the various historical and cultural heritage and relics everywhere in Taeanhaean National Park.

Cultural & Natural Attractions

Cultural Heritage
Most of the heritage and cultural assets being preserved are related to religious beliefs and items still extant in the country including in this area…

  • Rock-carved Buddha Triad
  • Heungjusa Temple, Heungjusa THree-story Stone Pagoda
  • Baekhwasanseong Fortress
  • Anheungseong
  • Seated Stone Seokgayeorae Statue in Mongsan-ri
  • Five-story Stone Pagoda in Nammun-ri
  • Okpa Lee Jong-il Birthplace (Chunghongak)

Cultural Festivals

  • Sinduri Coastal Sand Dune Sightseeing
  • Anmyeon-do International Flower Exhibition
  • Cheonsuman Migratory Bird Habitat
  • Jumbo Shrimp Festival
  • Hangdobunggi Pungeoje Festival
  • Cheollipo Arboretum
  • Spring Wild Flower Blooming Season (late April, coastal dune area)

Inquiry Information
Korea National Park Service of Korea, Taean Haean Office
Phone: +82-41-672-9737

fun hiking courses

The following trails are mostly located in the Taean Beach Road area…

Bara-gil (road): Hakampo <-12km-> Sinduri (about 4 hours)
Sowon-gil: Sinduri <-22km-> Mallipo (about 8 hours)
Pado-gil: Mallpo <-9km-> Padori (about 3 hours)
Solmoraet-gil: Mongsanpo <-16km-> Deuneurihang (about 4 hours)
Noeul-gil: Baeksajanghang <-12km-> Kkotji (about 3 hours 40 minutes)
Saetbyeol-gil: Kkotji ->13km-> Hwangpohang (about 4 hours)
Baram-gil: Hwangpohang <-16km-> Yeongmokhang (about 5 hours)
Cheonsa-gil: Sambong <-1,004m-> Gijipo ( about 40 minutes round-trip). This trail is specially useful for people with some disabilities.

Inquiry: Taeanhaean National Park Office: +82-41-672-9737~8
Wonbuk Office: +82-41-674-3224 (Bara-gil)
Sogeun Office: +82-41-673-1065 (Sowon-gil and Pado-gil)
Nammyeon Office: +82-41-674-2608 (Solmoraet-gil)
Anmyeondo Office: +82-41-673-1066 (Noeul-gil, Saetbyeol-gil, Baram-gil, Cheonsa-gil)

Facilities Rentals and Fees

Mongsanpo Parking Lot
The parking fee for your vehicle depends on its size and season of the year. The fee is from 2,000 Won up to 7,500 Won (temporary rates).

Car Camping Ground (approximately: from 13,000 to 16,000 Won)
Shower/Dressing Room: Adults 1,000 Won / Students 700 Won / Children 400 Won

getting to taeanhaean park

From Seoul Nambu Terminal take a bus to Taean

  • The departs 30-50 minutes from early morning to around 8 PM. This will usually take around 2 hours and 20 minutes to Taean Express Bus Terminal.
  • Then from Taean Express Bus Terminal take a bus to Hakampo (40-minute ride)

Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal to Manlipo

  • It will take around 2 hours and 50 minutes to get to Manlipo Bus Stop. Then walk for 5 minutes to reach the destination.
  • This will cost you around 11,000 Won (temporary rate)

Seoul Central City Bus Terminal-Via Taean-Manlipo

  • First, take a bus from Seoul Central City Terminal then get off at Taean Terminal. Then transfer to another bus for Manlipo, which could take 50 about minutes.
  • It will take around 4 hours to get to Taean and then Manlipo. Walk for around 5 minutes to get to Taeanhaean National Park area.
  • This will cost you 12-15,000 Won.


NOTE: This page will be updated with my personal travel experiences of the area. Photos, stories, and more descriptions of Taeanhaean National Park will be incorporated on this page. Please, stay tuned.


Thanks for reading this and I hope this is useful.

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