Sokcho & Soraksan

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By Emma O’Flynn

temple in seraksan

An hour or so further north from Gangneung is the town of Sokcho, on the edge of Soraksan National Park.  Considered one of the premier parks in all of Korea, Soraksan provides both opportunities for short hikes (2-4 hours), and more significant hikes, like the peak walk which can take up to 12 hours, depending on your approach.

 

By Emma O’Flynn

temple in seraksan

An hour or so further north from Gangneung is the town of Sokcho, on the edge of Soraksan National Park.  Considered one of the premier parks in all of Korea, Soraksan provides both opportunities for short hikes (2-4 hours), and more significant hikes, like the peak walk which can take up to 12 hours, depending on your approach.

 seoraksan view to ulsan bawiHidden within the park, are a number of Shilla-era temples that are well worth a look-see.  Within the park grounds there are various tents and huts serving traditional Korean fare. Bring some soju or makoli to toast along with the Koreans at the summit!

  Seorak-dong is the ‘village’ just before the Eastern entrance to the park. Here you will find a good selection of hotel/motels, restaurants and a noreybang or two, but with regular buses to and from Sokcho, it is just as convenient to stay in the town (Bus 7 from outside the Terminal, takes approx 20mins).

 NATIONAL PARK WEBSITE

SEORAK-DONG INFORMATION 

 

 



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