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Gosu Cave ( Korean: 고수동굴, 丹陽古藪洞窟 ) | by Yu Hwang-Wu Korean language lecturer
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Gosu Cave ( Korean: 고수동굴, 丹陽古藪洞窟 )

Gosu Cave ( Korean: 고수동굴, 丹陽古藪洞窟 )


The Gosu Cave (고수동굴 - Kosu is also still found as an alternate spelling) is a huge limestone cave near Danyang (North Chungcheong Province), South Korea formed over 450 million years ago.It is among the best known natural caves in Korea, called the "underground palace" because of its breathtaking natural beauty. Gosu Cave is listed as the country's "Natural Monument No. 256".


"Gosu" means "field of tall reeds," and comes from the fact that the area used to be filled with fields of tall grasses. After the cave was discovered in the early 1970s, rough stone instruments were excavated from the cave's entrance, showing that this used to be a home to prehistoric people.


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Taken on August 6, 2012