Chilgok Patriots and Peace Memorial commemorates all those who sacrificed themselves to protect the freedom and peace of the Republic of Korea during the Nakdong River Battle. Chilgok-gun built the Memorial to carry on their legacy of patriotism, pay respects to the souls of fallen heroes, and see the accomplishments of patriots who fought in the Korean War.
Located in Yakmok-myeon on the banks of Nakdonggang River, the Chilgokbo Weir Auto Camping Site is a vast 30,000m2 grass camping site with wind blowing from the Nakdonggang River and cozy areas to set up your camp. The camping site is close to several tourist attractions (patriotic sites, peace sites), making it the perfect place for families, friends, and loved ones to make some sweet memories.
Featured as the main course of the Dullegil Trail, Gwanhosanseong Fortress is an earthen fortification installment build 1,500 years ago during the Shilla Dynasty. The fortress has a complicated history. During the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592 it was used as a military base for Japanese soldiers. The Gwanho 2-ri course gives you an opportunity to experience the snug and leisurely environment of a typical farming village. Meanwhile, on the Patriot Bridge (a symbol of the Korean War) course, you can experience just how urgent and dire the circumstances were during the Korean War.
The Waegwan Railroad Bridge was first built in 1905 as part of a military railroad network to facilitate Japan’s invasion into the Asian continent. It was demolished during the Korean War in August 1950, then later rebuilt as a food bridge. (Registered Cultural Property No. 406)
The Gasil Catholic Church is a relatively sophisticated brick building build during the mid-1920s. The Church is in excellent condition and offers significant value in terms of architectural history and church history in Korea. It is best known as the filming location for movie “Love, So Divine.” (Gyeongsangbuk-do Tangible Cultural Property No. 348)
The Ku Sang Literary Memorial commemorates the life and literary works of poet Ku Sang. It also features a Gwansujae, and more than 27,000 photos, paintings, calligraphy pieces, letters, etc.
In 1905, the St. Ottilien Archabbey (Order of St. Benedict Abbey in Germany) dispatched five monks to Seoul to deliver the teaching of Christ. The Order of St. Benedict Waegwan Abbey began as part of that initiative. Later on, it carried out missionary work and social projects in North Korea as well.
The Chilgok Nanum SoopCheWon is the first forest welfare-type forest experiential learning facility in Korea for vulnerable groups in our society e.g. low-income families and the disabled. SoopCheWon features amenities (e.g. restaurant, seminar room, grand hall, group accommodation) and forest experiential learning facilities (e.g. forest classrooms, forest trails etc.), making it the perfect place for everyone, regardless of gender or age, to enjoy some wholesome activities and culture.
Located at the foot of Gibansan Mountain (464.7m above sea level), the 63.6ha Songjeong National Recreation Forest was opened on July 25, 2006. Key facilities include a forest cabin, recreation forest hall, camping site, water activities area, forest meeting square, cooking area shower facilities, forest classroom, walking trail, and hiking trail. The Forest can facilitate 500 persons per day.