It was the scene of the Battle of Kapyong, a major battle of the Korean War.
Gapyeong is also well known for its natural beauty. It borders the mountainous province of Gangwon on the east. The north branch of the Han River flows through the area. Several reservoirs and resorts are located in the county.
The ITX departs Yongsan Station, stopping at Cheongnyangni, Pyeongnaehopyeong and Gapyeong, on the way to Namchuncheon and Chuncheon.
The Gyeongchun line of the Seoul Metro now extends all the way out to Chuncheon, passing through Gapyeong county stopping at Cheongpyeong and Gapyeong. You can get onto the Gyeongchun line by changing at Sangbong station. From/to Gapyeong to/from Seoul on the subway costs around 2000won.
There are also regular buses to Gapyeong county. The 1330 bus goes from Cheongyangnni to Cheongpyeong every 20 minutes or so. Tickets are 1800won and a T-money can be used on the bus, so pre-purchase of tickets isnt necessary. Approximately an hour journey
Buses and taxis are as cheap and as convenient as they are in the rest of korea
Cheongpyeong Lake was created with the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944 and at its peak the lake stretches across 19 million m2. On both sides of the lake, Homyeonsan (Mt.) rises high to complete a beautiful view. People seek Cheonpyeong Lake for vacations in the summer and it is frequented by tourists all year round. It is a popular water-ski resort and every year, young fish are released for visitors to fish.
Every year in Autumn, Jarasum International Jazz Festival is held in Gapyeong.
Fall is a beautiful time in Korea, and is the best time of year to hike. Gapyeong is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has numerous mountains that provide an excellent opportunity to get out of Seoul, and see the Korean countryside