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Seoraksan National Park Day Trip from Seoul
"In the morning you’re picked up from your hotel and transferred to a shuttle bus stop in downtown Seoul. A guide accompanies your small group aboard the coach for the 3.5-hour drive to Hanwha Resort located in the picturesque region of Mt Seorak. From here a local taxi service awaits to take you to your destination on the mountain.Mt Seorak located in Seoraksan National Park is considered Korea’s most beloved mountain. Stunning in any season the thick forests showcase multicolored maple leaves in autumn
From $140.00
 
Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border
"Meet your guide at a central location in the President Hotel and hop on your comfortable coach for the journey to the JSA.When your coach reaches the entrance to Munsan City take a 30-minute tour of Unification Park. The park showcases numerous historical monuments commemorating the war heroes of the Korean War including the War Correspondents Monument and the Human Bomb Heroes Monument in honor of a heroic act made by 10 South Korean soldiers. Continue on to the Panmunjom portion of your tour. Centered in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) this former ‘truce village’ was the site of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement which split the peninsula in two at the end of the Korean War. First established as the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) the JSA is now the only place where it is possible for the two Koreas to engage in diplomatic dialogue face to face.Depart for the UN camp passing the Unification Bridge and a series of checkpoints en route. When you arrive at the Joint Security Area
From $96.00
 
Water Park Day Tour at Ocean World in Vivaldi Park
"Daemyung Vivaldi Park is very famous for its water theme park known as Ocean World. Because of its reasonable price and the distance to Seoul both Korean locals and foreign travelers come to visit this wonderful park.In the morning the group will depart by bus from either the bus stop in Hongdae or Myeongdong or Samsung (COEX) in Seoul and head to Ocean World.Upon arriving at Ocean World at around 9:45am there is a variety of swim activities that you can choose from:Indoor Zone offers various facilities for both young and old including a Wave Pool a River Pool Slides Bathing Pool
From $37.00

More General in Sorak-sanmaek

Map of Sorak

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...
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machomikemd
Jun 28, 2012

Try their Bean Curd (Sundubu)

Unlike most bean curd in asia, here in Sockcho city, they like it uncurdled. It taste different from the curdled ones and is sort of bland but you must taste it since it is a specialty here! cost is...
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machomikemd
Jul 25, 2008

People Watching in the Outdoor

When we were in Mt. Sorak, we have plenty of opportunities and time to observe the many local Korean tourists. We observed the following observations (just opinions) - confirmed by some foreigners who...
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SLLiew
Sep 28, 2006

Best time to Mt. Sorak - Autumn?

We were there in autumn, the changing color of the foliage added an incredible amount of beauty to Mt. Sorak. I have not been there during other seasons but would recommend autumn as a great time to...
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SLLiew
Sep 28, 2006

Leave a message, traditional style

If you want to leave a message at Mt Sorak National Park, you can do it traditionally by writing them onto black tiles as shown in this photograph. The place to do this is just next to the giant...
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victorwkf
Oct 13, 2005

Autumn colours

Mt Sorak National Park is known for its famous autumn colours and the best time to experience it is from mid October to early November. However, you must be prepared for the huge crowd during this...
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victorwkf
Oct 12, 2005
 
 
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Giant Buddha statue

The giant buddha statue at the park entrance is not to be missed if you are at Mount Seoraksan National Park. Apparently, this buddha statue is very famous in South Korea and many Buddhists actually...
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victorwkf
Oct 12, 2005

Dancing clouds

One of the most fantastic experience was seeing the clouds blown by the strong wind, creating a beautiful effect of dancing clouds. This phenomenon lasted for a few hours & I was lucky to be able...
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victorwkf
Sep 06, 2003

Try the Fried Mackarel

This is a Specialty of Sokcho City so I would Recommend that you Try It. Is costs 12,000 won an Order (with rice and lots of kimchi) and is available everywhere!
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machomikemd
Jul 25, 2008

Gwongeumseong Cable Car Station

Tel] 033 - 636 - 7362[Fares (round-trip)]- Adults: 5,000won (Middle Schooler and over)- Children: 3,000won (4yr. ~ Elementary (13yr.) 3 and below, free)
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jckim
Oct 01, 2007

Fungus

Because of the moist and cooling enviroment of the forest, you can see fungus growing on trees and rotten wood on the ground.
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victorwkf
Sep 06, 2003

Flowers of all shapes & sizes

One of the good memories of the trip are the beautiful flowers, thanks to the cool and humid weather of the mountains.
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victorwkf
Sep 06, 2003

View of the mountains

If you take the cable car or go for one of the many treks in the park, there are many chances for you to view the mountains and the beautiful landscape from up there.
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victorwkf
Sep 06, 2003

Looking out over the park

Soraksan National Park is a beautiful place and we had a lovely weekend exploring the park back in 2001.We're going back this weekend so hopefully have some more pics and tips soon.
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leeleebell
Apr 26, 2003

Top 5 Sorak-sanmaek Writers

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bpacker

"Of Mountain Ranges and Hot Springs"
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amipia21

"WELCOME ! MT,SEORAK NATIONAL PARK"
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SLLiew

"Sorak-san"
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victorwkf

"Mount Seoraksan (Soraksan) National Park &..."
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K1W1

"A 'must do' if visiting South Korea"
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