At first, I was considering skipping a boat ride through Chungju Lake. Among all of the things which South Korea has to offer, would taking a boat through a lake really offer much?
Riding the bus from Chungju City to Danyang changed my mind. Once I saw the granite cliffs rise above the lake, I knew I should go there.
The most scenic section of what is now Chungju Lake was very popular with Korean elites during the Joseon dynasty, and a subject of poetry. The river which flowed through there did not turn into a lake until the construction of Chungju Dam.
I don’t think the photos do justice to the scenery – I had to get on the boat to fully appreciate it. Even so, the photos are better than nothing.