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Hwaseon Cave

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Hidden : 06/26/2011
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Hwanseon Cave



Hwanseon Cave is a large Solutional cave in eastern South Korea. It is the the largest limestone cave in Korea and among the largest in all of Asia. Its length is 6.5km and there are fantastic stalagmites, stalactites, about 10 lakes and waterfalls. The temperature inside of cave stands at 12-24? (53-75°F)  in the summer and 8-9? (46-48°F) in the winter. It takes 30-40 minutes from the entrance and approximately one hour to look around the cave. Keep in mind that the steep slope to the entrance may be difficult for the elderly and children.
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환선굴 동부 한국에서 큰 동굴이다. 그것은 한국과 아시아에서 가장 큰 가운데 가장 큰 석회암 동굴이다. 그 길이는 6.5km이며, 석순, 종유석, 약 10 호수와 폭포가 없습니다. 동굴 내부의 온도는 12-24 주위입니까? (53-75 ° F) 여름 8-9에? (46-48 ° F) 겨울 인치 그것은 동굴 둘러의 입구와 한 시간 정도 30-40분 걸립니다. 입구에 가파른 경사면은 노인과 아이들을위한 어려울 수 있습니다 점을 명심하십시오.


About this Earthcache

Hwanseon cave is a kind of solutional cave known as a Karst. Karsts were formed by acidic rainwater when it dissolves limestone. It starts with what is known as. This is when rainwater absorbs carbon dioxide as it falls through the atmosphere making it acidic. The rainwater is absorbed into the ground where it reacts chemically to the limestone. Slowly, the acidic water dissolves the surrounding limestone making a empty pocket; this process is called chemical erosion. Eventually this pocket gets large enough that water is able to flow through it. This only increases the size of the pocket as rock and sand are washed away; This process is called physical erosion. Eventually the chemical and psychical erosion forms an underground stream. Finally over hundreds of thousands of years or even millions of years the cave is formed.
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환선굴 카르스트 지형으로 알려진 동굴의 일종이다. 카르스트 지형은 석회암 녹이고 때 산성 빗물에 의해 형성되었다. 그것으로 알려진 것을 시작합니다. 이것은 그것이 산성하는 분위기를 통해 폭포로 빗물이 이산화탄소를 흡수하면됩니다. 그것은 석회암으로 화학적으로 반응 어디에 빗물이 땅 속으로 흡수됩니다. 천천히, 산성 물 빈 주머니 만들기 주변 석회암을 녹이고,이 과정은 화학적 침식이라고합니다. 결국이 포켓은 물이 그것을 통해 흐름 수있는 충분한 큰옵니다. 이것은 바위와 모래가 씻겨 있으므로 주머니의 크기가 증가,이 과정은 물리적 침식이라고합니다. 결국 화학 영혼의 침식은 지하 스트림을 형성한다. 마지막으로 심지어는 수천 년 혹은 수억년 이상의 동굴이 형성된다 .


Validating the EarthCache find

  1. Find the formation called "White Turtle". At this location Stalagmites cannot form. Why? What is forming instead of stalagmites.
  2. Using the signs and your own intuition, estimate the age of the Hwanseon cave. Please tell me your reasoning for your answer.
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  1. "백거북"이라고 형성을 찾아보십시오. 이 위치에 석순이 양식 수 없습니다. 왜? 무엇이 대신 석순의 형성이다.
  2. 표지판과 자신의 직감을 사용 환선굴의 나이를 추정. 나에게 대답에 대한 이유를 알려주십시오.

 

Regional Transportation
Bus: Nonstop buses to Samcheok Express Bus Terminal leave every 40 to 50 minutes from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal. On weekdays, the first bus is at 6:30 am and the last runs at 11:30 pm. There are also 15 services daily from Dong (East) Seoul Bus Terminal to Samcheok between 7:10 am and 8:05 pm.
Car: If you’re planning to drive from Seoul, take the Yeongdong Expressway to Gangneung junction, then get onto the Donghae (East Sea) Expressway to Donghae. National Road No. 7 will then take you to Samcheok.

Local Transportation
Hwanseon Cave is easily reached from Samcheok city. Walk for 2 minutes from Samcheok Intercity Bus Terminal to Samcheok Express Bus Terminal. Take bus for Hwanseongul Cave and get off at Hwanseongul Cave (40-minute ride).

Operating Hours
November - Feb  08:30-17:00
March - October 08:00-19:00

Admission Fees
Admission to Hwanseon Cave is based upon Age.
Age 6 and Under: Free
Age 7-12: 2,000
Age 19 or over: 4,000 won





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