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Sokcho Expo Tower (속초 엑스포타워)

Sokcho Expo Tower (속초 엑스포타워)

4.0 Km    9106     2019-09-19

72, Expo-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-637-5083

Sokcho Expo Tower in the area of Cheongchoho Lake, Joyang-dong, is an observatory tower set in a park surrounded by mountains and lakes.

The tower is 73.4m in x_height and can accommodate up to 100 visitors at once. From the observation platform, visitors can enjoy a complete view of the Sokcho area, including Ulsanbawi Rock and Daecheongbong Peak in Seoraksan Mountain, the East Sea and downtown Sokcho. The view around sunset is especially picturesque and the migratory bird habitat of Cheongchoho Lake is also located near the tower.

The-K Soraksan Family Hotel (설악산가족호텔)

The-K Soraksan Family Hotel (설악산가족호텔)

4.0 Km    13586     2020-04-28

470-7, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-639-8100

Located in Sokcho, Gangwon-do, The-K Soraksan Family Hotel has rooms of various sizes, from studio type to a family room. The smallest room type is 66 ㎡, a studio type room for four people. Amenities include a wardrobe, drawers, a TV, and a table. Next in size is the 96 ㎡-type room that consists of one room and a large living room. The largest is a suite-style room, consisting of two bedrooms and one spacious living room.

Cho Won Resor tel[Korea Quality] / 초원 리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

Cho Won Resor tel[Korea Quality] / 초원 리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

4.0 Km    5446     2020-08-05

19, Cheongbong-ro 5-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-4742-0442

Chowon Resortel is an economical lodging located at the entrance of Mt. Seoraksan National Park, which is good for small-scale group tours such as family travels, school trips, and trainings. The rooms are composed of no-frills single room, condo-style single room, and a condo-style room with a living room. The rooms are maintained well. You will have a better impression of the place after meeting the owner who always greets guests kindly with a big smile. The resortel is well-known for its cost-effectiveness; BBQ set-up, for instance, can be arranged at affordable prices. The best merit of Chowon Resortel is the picturesque Mt. Seoraksan. You will feel that your body is relaxed just by looking at the natural background with its splendid mountain, rock peaks, pine forest, and valleys. You can get to the information center of Mt. Seoraksan in just a few minutes’ walk. From the information center, it takes 10 minutes to Sinheungsa Temple and about 1 hour and 10 minutes to the Rocking Stone. You can take the cable car to go up to the Gwongeunseong Fortress and walk 10 minutes to get to Bonghwadae which is the peak of Gwongeunseong. After visiting Mt. Seoraksan, you can move to the seaside where Sokcho Beach, Naksansa Temple, Daepohang, and Dongmyeonghang ports are located.

NewStart Seorak Resort [Korea Quality] / 뉴스타트 설악리조트 [한국관광 품질인증]

NewStart Seorak Resort [Korea Quality] / 뉴스타트 설악리조트 [한국관광 품질인증]

4.1 Km    6711     2020-09-10

6, Seoraksan-ro 836beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do (Seorak-dong)
1544-2239

Situated at the entrance to the beautiful Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho, Gangwon-do Province, Newstart Seorak Resort is a two-story building surrounded by splendid scenery and red pines, offering guests a tranquil green environment, clean air, and the refreshing scent of pine trees. The resort’s guestrooms include standard rooms and condominium-style rooms featuring a classy interior design coupled with pleasant and comfortable bedrooms. Its additional facilities and services include an outdoor BBQ site, a pick-up service from the Sokcho Bus Terminal, and large parking lots at the front and rear of the building. As it is situated near the entrance to Seoraksan National Park, nearby tourist destinations such as Seoraksan Mountain, Sokcho Beach, Naksansa Temple, Daepo Port, Dongmyeong Port, and Cheoksan Hot Springs are just 5 to 10 minutes’ drive away. The resort is popular among tourist seeking clean and quiet accommodation.

Seorak Foryou Resort (설악포유리조트)

Seorak Foryou Resort (설악포유리조트)

4.1 Km    8845     2019-07-31

97, Jaembeoridong-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do

Located just 10 minutes from downtown Sokcho, Foryou Resort offers home-like accommodations close to nature and culture. The resort also offers various facilities, including a supermarket, singing room and swimming pool.

The resort also features a large-scale camping ground and is just 5 minutes away from world class Jamboree grounds.

Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market (Formerly, Jungang Market) (속초 관광수산시장 (구: 중앙시장))

Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market (Formerly, Jungang Market) (속초 관광수산시장 (구: 중앙시장))

4.5 Km    18288     2020-01-03

12, Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-8433

Having recently changed its name to Tourist & Fishery Market (formerly Jungang Market), this market was opened in 1982, and is comprised of around 450 stores throughout 1 basement level and 2 above-ground levels. It covers a total floor area of 15,436 ㎡.

Fishery items and hoetjip (raw fish restaurants) are located on the basement level, and general whole sales and retail sales, such as food and clothes, are available on the first and second floors. In addition, many of Sokcho's famous snacks like dak-gangjeong (sweet and sour chicken) are found at many of the stalls inside the market.

Facilities include shopping carts, a resting area, nursing room, automatic civil affair document machine, as well as a large parking lot which can accommodate 350 cars at once for customers’ convenience.

Cheongchoho Lake (청초호)

Cheongchoho Lake (청초호)

4.5 Km    18213     2020-04-27

Cheongchohoban-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-639-2690

Cheongchoho Lake is a lagoon that is connected to the East Sea, with an area of 1.3 Km2 and an approximate circumference of 5 Km. Located in the center of the city, the lake can be viewed easily from downtown Sokcho. Adjacent to Cheongchoho Lake, one of Sokcho’s 8 must-sees, is the Expo Tower, Expo World, and Expo Excursion Steamer. These were constructed for the 1999 Gangwon International Tourism Expo. The Expo tower rises 73.4 meters high with an observatory. An I-MAX theater is located in Expo World and an Ecology Park is nearby. Additionally, the Expo Excursion Steamer can be taken around the entire lake for great views of the surrounding area.

Sokcho Hütte[Korea Quality] / 속초휘테[한국관광 품질인증/Korea Quality]

Sokcho Hütte[Korea Quality] / 속초휘테[한국관광 품질인증/Korea Quality]

4.6 Km    401     2020-12-14

17-5, Jangan-ro 1-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-9908-4377

Despite being a guesthouse, Sokcho Hutte’s strong price-quality ratio has earned itself ratings as high as famous hotels in online reservation websites. It is especially popular for tourists who plan to explore Sokcho by foot as it is located only a minute away from the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal and sights, such as Sokcho Jungang Market and Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion. The Gaetbae Boat pier to Abai Village is also reachable within a 10–20 min walk. The hotel is located in the city center, but the lack of high buildings nearby means that there are no obstructions to the views, and the windows are filled with sunlight all day long. The facilities are clean and organized, and the plants, drawings, and small items make for a comfortable space. There are six rooms in total, which range from the female-only four-person dormitory to Double rooms and two-person rooms with bunk beds. Dormitory beds are equipped with curtains and small lights for privacy. The fact that each room having an attached bathroom instead of a shared one is also a plus. Moreover, the first floor's lounge area, which is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, an electric kettle, and a water cooler, has a Bluetooth speaker, books, maps, and tourist guides for lounging or planning. However, the lounge is open only until 23:00 to ensure that all visitors have adequate rest. Free breakfast that consists of a sandwich and beverages is available every morning. The management also offers pickup services (upon request) and English services for international visitors.

Kensington Hotel Seorak (켄싱턴호텔 설악)

Kensington Hotel Seorak (켄싱턴호텔 설악)

4.7 Km    33695     2021-02-24

998, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-4001

Kensington Hotel Seorak is located a 5-minute's drive from Seoraksan National Park and 25-minute's drive away from Sokcho's major tourist destinations such as Cheongchoho Lake, Sokcho Beach, and Daepohang Port. Within the hotel, visitors can freely use the business center and receive currency exchange and laundry service through the front desk. The hotel is equipped with 108 rooms; some of the rooms offer a gorgeous view of the Seoraksan Mountain..

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

4.7 Km    5090     2019-12-24

39, Jungangbudu-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-2003

Abai Ferry is a special way to get across Sokcho Harbor, separating downtown Sokcho from Abai Village. The distance is quite small, only reaching about 50 meters across, but riding one of the two ferries is much quicker than going around by land. The ferry must be pulled across by rope by all passengers, excluding the elderly. This unique experience can only be found in Sokcho.

Sokcho Terminal (속초시외버스터미널)

Sokcho Terminal (속초시외버스터미널)

4.7 Km    32836     2016-08-19

16, Jangan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

Sokcho Culture Center (속초문화회관)

4.5 Km    7232     2020-06-09

155, Beonyeong-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-639-2080

Sokcho Culture Center is a cultural facility located in Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do. The main building houses a grand theater with fully-equipped lighting and sound systems, and practice rooms. The annex building has a small conference room, exhibition chamber, cultural room and administration offices.