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Pine Ridge Resort Villa (파인리즈리조트 빌라)

Pine Ridge Resort Villa (파인리즈리조트 빌라)

4.7 Km    8322     2020-05-19

267, Jaembeoridong-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-630-6700

Pine Ridge Resort Villa is an independent high-class golf and spa resort with 168 rooms located on the golf course. The villa offers comfort and relaxation in a European-style villa. The rooms provide open views to the beautiful natural landscape of the surrounding golf course.

The resort’s spa facility uses a hot spring for its water source that is rich in alkaline with an optimal temperature at 45 degrees Celsius. Guests can enjoy the utmost comfort and convenience through these superb facilities and services. Subsidiary facilities include golf practice range, banquet hall, Azalea retail shop, restaurants, café, and more.

Seoraksan National Park (Outer Seorak Section) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))

Seoraksan National Park (Outer Seorak Section) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))

4.9 Km    447438     2020-11-27

Seoraksan-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-801-0900

Seoraksan Mountain, spreading around the highest point, Daecheongbong Peak (alt. 1,708 m), is one of the most beautiful mountains in Korea, boasting a variety of colorful flowers in spring, refreshing clear water streams in summer, vibrant foliage in fall, and a scenic snow-covered landscape in winter. With the mountain changing in color according to each season, a visit to Seoraksan Mountain guarantees a picturesque landscape any time of the year.

Hangyeryeong and Misiryeong Passes serve as a boundary line dividing Outer Seorak, located towards the East Sea, and Inner Seorak sections. The Outer Seorak section is a home to many large waterfalls such as Biryongpokpo Falls, Oryeonpokpo Falls, and Towangseongpokpo Falls as well as notable rock formations such as Ulsanbawi Rock and Geumganggul Cave. Convenient facilities are gathered around Seorak-dong, making it one of the busiest areas within Seoraksan National Park. Noteworthy hiking courses include the section between Biseondae Flat Rock and Madeungryeong Pass course and the trail connectcing Biseondae Flat Rock to Daecheonbong Peak through Cheonbuldonggyegok Valley.

Biryongpokpo Falls (비룡폭포)

Biryongpokpo Falls (비룡폭포)

5.0 Km    35690     2019-11-26

Seoraksan National Park, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-636-7700

Biryongpokpo Falls is located at the center bewteen Yukdampokpo Falls and Towangseongpokpo Falls. The falling water of the loud and magnificent Biryongpokpo Falls looks very much like dragons flying up towards the sky, which is why it was given the name Biryong (flying dragon). The frozen waterfall in winter is another maginificent sight.

Helios Motel [Korea Quality] / 헬리오스모텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

Helios Motel [Korea Quality] / 헬리오스모텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

5.1 Km    3139     2020-09-09

33, Jangsahanghaean-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-632-7676 / +82-10-3759-6215

Helios Motel is located in the northernmost part of the East Coast in Sokcho, Gangwon-do. The motel is named after the god and personification of the sun in Greek mythology because the place is well-known for the beautiful sunrise and sunset. The motel has clean rooms, and offers laundry services, which include washing(boiling) and drying the clothes. Right in front of the motel are Jangsahang Port, Yeongnangho Lake, and Seoraksan Mountain, which create a picturesque landscape. The motel is only 2km from downtown Sokcho and a short walk to Deungdae Beach and Jangsahang Port. A number of other popular tourist attractions such as Yeongnangho Portm Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, and Yeonggeumjeong are within walking distance as well. The six-story building has a total of 30 rooms, which can accommodate up to 100 people. The rooms come in both Western and Korean style, and offer a view of either Seoraksan Mountain or the ocean.

Odaeyang Hoetjip (오대양횟집)

Odaeyang Hoetjip (오대양횟집)

5.2 Km    8133     2020-06-29

58, Jangsahanghaean-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-8385

Odaeyang Hoetjip, located in Jangsahang Port is sure to satisfy the most discriminating of customers. It’s located conveniently close to Seoraksan Mountain, Waterpia, and other great tourist destinations.

With U [Korea Quality] / 위드유 [한국관광 품질인증]

With U [Korea Quality] / 위드유 [한국관광 품질인증]

5.3 Km    786     2020-09-10

3993, Donghae-daero, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-9631-3620

(Korea Quality Premier Class) WITH U is both a guesthouse and a mini-hotel located in front of the Sokcho Express Bus Terminal in Sokcho, Gangwon-do. It’s also very close to Sokcho Beach, so guests can enjoy a superb view of the beach from the fourth floor. Each guestroom is equipped with a bed placed on a flat bench which can be used as either a table or floor. This unique piece of furniture is designed for the comfort of those who prefer to sleep on the floor as well as those who prefer to sleep on a bed. The guesthouse has rooms of various types and sizes including double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, and family rooms to cater for every type of guest. The 4th floor consists largely of a lounge that is open to all the guests, while the basement floor comprises a cinema room, seminar room, and games room for recreational purposes. There is a garden and a designated smoking area next to the outdoor parking lot.

Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (속초고속버스터미널)

Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (속초고속버스터미널)

5.4 Km    53556     2017-09-20

3988, Donghae-daero, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

Sokcho Express Bus Terminal mainly operates the route between Sokcho and Seoul, as well as Incheon, Gwangmyeong and Cheolsan.

Seorak Cable Car (설악 케이블카)

Seorak Cable Car (설악 케이블카)

5.4 Km    78154     2020-08-20

1085, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-636-4300

The fastest way to see the beauty of Seoraksan Mountain is by taking the Seorak Cable Car. Due to its huge popularity during the peak seasons in fall and summer or during the weekends, visitors may need to purchase tickets over an hour in advance. The cable car provides views of the fascinating rock formations of the Gwongeumseong Fortress region as well as the Sogongwon area, and Jeohangnyeong Pass and Ulsanbawi Rock to the north. To the northeast, downtown Sokcho and the East Sea comes into view.

After getting off the cable car, visitors can take a 20- to 30-minute hike to the summit of Gwongeumseong Fortress to get a bird's-eye-view of the Outer Serok (Oeseorak) area. The cable car ascends at a relatively high speed with some excitement. Safety is assured and the scenery can be enjoyed with the guided tour in the cable car. It runs even when it is raining or snowing, but operation may be suspended under windy conditions.

Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)

Geumganggul Cave (금강굴)

5.4 Km    28705     2019-11-26

1091, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-801-0900

Hollowed into the rocks of Seoraksan Mountain, about 600 meters above sea level, you will find Geumganggul Cave. This 23 square meters cave was once used as a place of worship, and contains a stone sitting Buddha and some earthenware. The route up the cave is quite steep, and visitors must walk across a few bridges and up concrete stairways. However, you will be rewarded with a captivating view of Cheonbuldong Valley.

The hiking trail from Seorakdong to Geumganggul Cave, which also passes by Biseondae, is 3.6 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Cheonbuldonggyegok Valley (천불동계곡)

Cheonbuldonggyegok Valley (천불동계곡)

5.4 Km    29708     2020-08-28

1091, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-801-0900

Cheonbuldonggyegok Valley, stretching for 8 kilometers, is the main valley of Seorak Mountain and is also called Seorak Valley. The valley has peaks that reach the sky, beautiful waterfalls, and clear ponds, as well as amazing sceneries throughout the year. A must-see attractions along the valley include Waseondae Rock, Biseondae Rock, Munjudam, Ihodam, Guimyeonam Rock, Oryeonpokpo Falls, Yangpokpo Falls, and Cheondangpokpo Falls.

Abai Village (아바이 마을)

4.9 Km    42281     2020-06-11

122-1, Cheongho-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-6374-7355

The village of Cheongho-dong is now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ The word ‘Abai’ comes from the Hamgyeong-do dialect meaning ‘an aged person.’ Many elderly people fled to Cheongho-dong from North Korea during the Korean War; the large number of older residents resulted in the town’s current nickname.
The streets of Cheongho-dong are lined with small Korean houses reminding many of Seoul in the 1970s. The simple nature of the town and quietness of the sea make for a unique atmosphere in Cheongho-dong. This area became extremely popular after the Korean drama "Autumn in My Heart" was filmed here. In the drama, the lead actress’s mother had a supermarket in Cheongho-dong. Nearby the supermarket the lead actress often took a boat, which has now become a popular attraction for tourists. Holding up to 35 people, this ‘Gaetbae’ boat operates on manpower (people pulling on ropes moving the boat across a waterway) and can be taken from downtown Sokcho to Cheongho-dong. When looking for a bite to eat, Abai sundae and hamheung naengmyeon are two of the most popular dishes.

Kensington Resort Seorak Beach (켄싱턴리조트 설악비치)

5.5 Km    16200     2021-01-22

4800, Donghae-daero, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-631-7601

Kensington Resort Seorak Beach is surrounded by mountains and ocean as well as creeks and fields. Located beachside, visitors can enjoy the view of the ocean as well as Seoraksan Mountain in the backdrop. Visitors can play in the sand and the water at the beach in front of the resort. The rooms provide cozy yet modern feel with various concepts to meet all the needs. Subsidiary facilities include banquet hall, education classroom, seawater sauna, singing room, nightclub, local specialty store, arcade and more.