Chungju Lake

In a wide panoramic photo, we see a wide swatch of lake, with two granite peninsulae pinching it.  In the center is a dock with a few boats.  It is a clear blue sky above.

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?

A map showing Chungcheong-buk Province in the center of South Korea, and Chungju lake in the northern part of the province

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.

A satteline image which shows Chungju Lake

A satteline image which shows Chungju Lake

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.

Above is a clear blue sky with a few small white clouds.  Granite rock with some green bushes rise from the lake.  The reflections of the rock are seen on the lake's surface.

Another photo of sky + granite cliff + lake

Another photo of sky + granite cliff + lake, but this one has a particularly clear reflection of the granite cliff on the water's surface

Another photo of sky + granite cliff + lake

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About Sara K.

Sara K. is an aromantic asexual from California who has previously lived in Taiwan. She blogs at the notes which do not fit, has previously been a contributor at Manga Bookshelf, and has written guest posts for Hacking Chinese. She enjoys reading, travel, live theatre, learning languages, and gardening.
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