Fly High at Danyang: Paragliding in Korea

By Local Unnie

When Koreans heard of Danyang, paragliding first comes on their mind but aside from the paragliding, this place is famous for its amazing sceneries and garlic tteokgalbi.
Damyang or Danyang? Confused? Even myself was confused at first but by visiting both I am no longer confused! WOOT!KakaoTalk_20161031_000146111

Last September 2016 while on my way back home with my colleague from Nami Island, another colleague of mine had a paragliding at Danyang. Since then, I started planning a day trip to Danyang. Many things happened in between gave me a head ache. Yet, thank God. I was able to make to Danyang.

How to get there?:

There are many ways to on how to get to Danyang. At first, I needed to book a roundtrip train tickets and looked for ways to travel within Dayang since I do not own a car. As I have mentioned above so many things happened, I will give you the plans A, B, and C on getting to Danyang.

Plan A: Train x Danyang City Tour

  • Main mode of transportation: train (Cheongryangri station <-> Danyang) KRW 21,400 (about USD 19)
  • Paragliding and Dayang City Tour: KRW 109,000 (about USD 98)
  • Breakfast: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Lunch at Danyang Gukyeong Market: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Dinner at Dayang Palgakjeong: KRW 18,000 (about USD 16)

Total Estimated Expenses per Person: KRW 168,400 (about USD 151)

Plan B: Train x Taxi Tour

  • Main mode of transportation: train (Cheongryangri station <-> Danyang) KRW 21,400 (about USD 19)
  • Paragliding through Danyang Paravillage: KRW 80,000 (about USD 72) without GoPro video. Additional KRW 20,000 (about USD 18) on GoPro video.
  • Taxi Tour per Cab (good for 4 persons): KRW 70,000/ 17,500 per person (about USD 63/16 per person)
  • Dodamsanbong Ferry: KRW 12,000 (about USD 11)
  • Breakfast: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Lunch at Danyang Gukyeong Market: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Dinner at Dayang Palgakjeong: KRW 18,000 (about USD 16)

Total Estimated Expenses per Person: KRW 188,900 (about USD 169)

Plan C: Car x Tour

  • Main mode of transportation: Car. Toll fee and each person paid KRW 15,000 (about USD 13)
  • Paragliding through Danyang Paravillage: KRW 80,000 (about USD 72) without GoPro video. Additional KRW 20,000 (about USD 18) on GoPro video.
  • Dodamsanbong Ferry: KRW 12,000 (about USD 11)
  • Breakfast: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Lunch at Danyang Gukyeong Market: KRW 10,000 (about USD 8.95)
  • Dinner at Dayang Palgakjeong: KRW 18,000 (about USD 16)

Total Estimated Expenses per Person: KRW 165,000 (about USD 148)IMG_5468

“Is it safe to do paragling?”

My answer was, “Well, everything we do might have a risk of going wrong. It is always up to you on going for it or not. No one can force you to do something you don’t want.”

Since there were accidents happened in the past, some people do have a fear on doing such activities but to think about it again we were living in a world which is exposed on risks of getting accidents. It is just a matter of how to avoid or how to minimize that risk. I recommend to do at least once in a life time for another unforgettable memory.

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Dodamsanbong

Where to go in Danyang?:

 

  1. Dodamsambong
  2. Palgakjeong
  3. Danuri aquarium
  4. Suyanggebit tunnel
  5. Cafe San/Paragliding
  6. Gosu tunnel
  7. Danyang Gukyeong Market

KakaoTalk_20161107_001644167What to eat?:

  1. Garlic tteokgalbi
  2. Garlic shrimp dumplings

There are many more things to eat at Danayang. Refer to my Naver blog for more photos.

Need help on making reservations or what so ever since everything you see is in Korean? Then leave me a message. I will get back to you ASAP. 🙂

Have fun travelling Korea!

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