- Location San 23-4, Sincheorwon-ri, Galmal-eup, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do
Sambuyeon Falls is one of the nine scenic spots of Cheorwon. It is a 20-meter high (three-story) waterfall located in a quiet valley on the middle of Myeongseong Mountain, about 2.5 kilometers east from Cheorwon-gun Office. Water that never dries all season and strangely shaped rocks harmonize with the surrounding landscape to create a mysterious atmosphere. It is called “Sambuyeon” because there are three points where the water falls, and it is shaped like a cauldron. Based on the legend that says a dragon ascended to the heaven from this place, the village is called Yonghwa-dong. Yonghwa Reservoir is located 3 kilometers upstream, and in the past, people set up an altar under the waterfall to hold rituals for rain in the event of a drought. Currently, it is designated as a water source protected area for Cheorwon-gun residents, so there are no facilities such as restaurants or shops nearby, making for a neat and clean view.