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Sokch'o

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Sorak-sanmaek

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Kangnung

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Yangyang

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Hongch'on

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Ch'unch'on

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Wonju

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Taebaek

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Samch'ok

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Tonghae

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Sokch'o

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  • Sokcho to/from Seoul

    Sokch'o Transportation

    There is no train that directly services Sokcho. There are however bus options from both the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal. Total journey takes around 4 hours. Departures are about every hour. The buses don’t have toilets or amenities, but make at least one stop.

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  • cheap buses...

    Sokch'o Transportation

    You can take number 7 for seorak mountain.There is a bus from sokcho-city to seorak mountain. It takes 20min to Mt,seorak.

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  • Sokcho City

    Sokch'o Things to Do

    Sokcho City is the nearest city to Mount Sorak National park and is usually the starting point for a tour of the Park. Sockho is actually above the 38th parallel and was part of North Korea before (after the war, North Korea Captured kaesong and Onjin peninsula from the south and the South captured Sokcho and the Surrounding areas). It is also the...

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Sorak-sanmaek

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  • Map of Sorak

    Sorak-sanmaek Favorites

    Map of Mount Sorak National Park are located in Strategic Areas and are written in Korean and English but I would suggest that you can just get free brochures with the maps included at the ticket booth before buying the entrance tickets to save you time plus you can plan your mode of exploring the park! the free maps and the large maps around the...

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  • Bronze Buddha

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    On the path to Sinheungsa Temple, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high and what a sight and I must take pictures of It, It reminds me of the Bronze Buddha in Nara, Japan.

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  • Sinheungsa Temple 1

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    Sinheungsa Temple is a short 10min walk away from the Sorak Park entrance hence many visit because of its close proximity to it. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a...

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Kangnung

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  • Gangneung Unification Park

    Kangnung Things to Do

    Back in 1996, the North Korean (DPRK) launched the most recent in a series of covert naval submarine missions. However, this one did not go as smoothly as planned.After running aground and damaging the rudders and propellers, the submarine was captured by the South Korean Navy.The submarine has been pulled out of the water and is now on display...

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  • Odae-san

    Kangnung Things to Do

    Odae-san is Korea's 6th or 7th highest peak and is not that hard of a climb. The scenery rivals the more popular Seorak, but without all of the people. The best time to go is fall when the leaves are all changing color and the cool weather makes for a pleasant day.The trailhead starts at Sangwonsa (temple). Don't take the bus that stops at...

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  • YongPyong:Take a cruise on the gondola

    Kangnung Off The Beaten Path

    This cable car ride is quite comparable to the one in Langkawi (Malaysia) as it is a whopping 3.7km long joyride. You'll get to see a bird's eye view of KangNung, snowy mountain tops and the peak of Mount Balwang.I think it cost about US$10 per person for the ride ( both ways) so it's quite a deal. This is way better than the crammed, sardine-can...

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Yangyang

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  • Watch out for North Koreans!

    Yangyang Warnings and Dangers

    Be vigilant! North Korean submarines have been spotted and/or captured a few different times in the last few years, in this area. Which is why it's not permitted to do night-diving along South Korea's east coast. You don't want to be mistaken for a submarine or North Korean infiltrator, and depth-charged or shot at by the navy. This poster outside...

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  • Naksan Beach

    Yangyang Hotels

    #3-2 JEONJIN-RI GANGHYUN-MYEON, Yangyang, Yangyang

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Scuba diving @ 38 Marine Resort

    Yangyang Sports & Outdoors

    38 Marine Resort is a brand new diving resort in Korea. Great for a weekend getaway from Seoul, they offer fast access to quite a few dive sites, as well as Nitrox. A night time BBQ is held for dinner, and is great! This resort also offers the only available night-diving on Korea's east coast. The usual case is that the army/navy watches the...

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Hongch'on

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  • Ice Diving

    Hongch'on Sports & Outdoors

    The best diving in Korea, during winter, is found in Hongcheon. Located a two hour drive east of Seoul between Seoul and the east sea area, Hongcheon offers a nice weekend get away from Seoul, that isn't too far away. There are various scuba shops/clubs in and around Seoul. I like Nomadive as they are a Padi 5 star IDC, speak English well, and...

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  • Raining and Foggy View 1

    Hongch'on Favorites

    Morning Foggy View in Vivaldi Complex in Hongchon with Summer Rains!surprising rainy weather in the start of summer in the mountains of Hongchon in Gangwon Province in South Korea. The views here at panoramic!

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    Hongch'on Favorites

    Dawn Foggy View of the Vivaldi Resort Complex (it is summertime but the temperature is 10 Degrees Celsius).

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Ch'unch'on

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Wonju

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  • eating @ Phoenix Park

    Wonju Restaurants

    There are many different places to grab a meal at Phoenix Park, with various budgets in mind.Everything from gourmet restaurants, to typical Korean fare, to Dominoes Pizza, to Family Mart to do your own shopping.Prices aren't the typical resort gouging, but are surprisingly compareable to any other city in Seoul. The pizza at Dominoes was awesome!...

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  • mountainbiking --> Indyfest @ Phoenix...

    Wonju Sports & Outdoors

    Once a year, there is a pretty big Korean national bike race held at Phoenix Park, called Indy Fest.It's usually held towards the end of the cycling season, during Sept or Oct.DH, XC, and 4X races. BBQ and beer is provided. :) Bring what you ride!

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Samch'ok

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  • Haeshindong "Phallus Pen!s Park"

    Samch'ok Off The Beaten Path

    So the old myth goes that a fair maiden who was sexually unsatisfied by her fisherman boyfriend decided to swim out to his boat to get some attention.Unfortunately due to the storm and seas, they passed without seeing each other. Ultimately she drowned. Upon her last breaths, being bitter to pass this world unfulfilled, she took her frustrations...

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  • Gumunso Cheoncheon "River with a hole"

    Samch'ok Things to Do

    This site is designated as Korean Natural Monument #417 (link).This is a very scenic place were a river made a small pond where it was blocked by a limestone rock. Over the millennium, the limestone eroded into a hole. The river now flows through a hole that it bored itself over time down to a calm reflective pool.Its a nice place to stretch your...

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  • Hwanseongul Cave

    Samch'ok Things to Do

    The north east mountains of Korea are some of the most beautiful on the peninsula. The geology in this area also make it a prime location for caves.The Hwanseongul Cave is one such monstrous cave. Only about 50% of the cave is open to the public with a lit boardwalk and stairs in side. The current path open to the public is approximately 1.6km in...

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Tonghae

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  • CHUNGHO CAVE ** A MUST DO

    Tonghae Things to Do

    This is heralded as one of the deepest caves in Asia. It is extremely deep and worth the 4,000won ($4) admission fee (which includes free lockers and free helmets). Donghae is 1.5 hours bus ride from Sokcho. Chungho cave is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Donghae Bus Terminal

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  • Mureung Valley

    Tonghae Things to Do

    Supposedly the "most beautiful valley in Korea," I found it to be just another valley. Yes it was beautiful, yes the changing colors were pretty and yes there were some nice waterfalls, but you can see that in almost any valley around the country. I don't personally think it's worth a trip unless you live nearby and can navigate a public bus system...

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