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Biseondae Flat Rock (비선대)

Biseondae Flat Rock (비선대)

7.6 Km    19539     2021-02-01

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

Biseondae Flat Rock is about a 300-meter walk along the mountain stream from Waseondae Rock. The view is quite beautiful, and after it rains, water cascades over the rocks in many waterfalls. The name derives from the legend of a fairy who flew up into the heavens while admiring the area’s beautiful scenery. It is one of the most beautiful sites in all of Seoraksan Mountain, with varying charms according to the season.

Yukdampokpo Falls (육담폭포)

Yukdampokpo Falls (육담폭포)

8.9 Km    14694     2019-11-27

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

If you begin at Seorak-dong in Oeseorak, cross the Biryonggyo Bridge and pass by the Biryongpokpo Falls, you will reach Yukdampokpo Falls, which actually consist of six waterfalls and a pond.

Despite the fact that only a small amount of water actually flows in these waterfalls today, what is interesting, is how they came into existence: a slow-flowing stream of water eroded the rocks, creating dips and puddles at various levels, which later became a series of cascading waterfalls. The splendid scenery around the waterfalls is always a pleasing sight to the eyes of visitors.

Seoraksan Daecheongbong Peak (설악 대청봉)

Seoraksan Daecheongbong Peak (설악 대청봉)

11.2 Km    30730     2020-02-20

Seoraksan-ro, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-801-0900

At 1,708 meters, Daecheongbong is the tallest peak in Seoraksan National Park and the third tallest peak in Korea following Hallasan Mountain (1,950 meters) and Jirisan Mountain (1,915 meters). It marks the point where Nae-Serok (inner Serok) meets Oe-Serok (outer Serok). Due to irregular climate and low temperatures, it is home to various stunted high mountain plants and rare plants, as well as a variety of wild birds, making it highly valuable in biological research. From Daecheongbong Peak you can view the fascinating landscape of Seoraksan Mountain in all four directions.

Naksansa Temple (낙산사)

Naksansa Temple (낙산사)

11.5 Km    60359     2020-11-23

100, Naksansa-ro, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-672-2447

Naksansa Temple is north of Naksan Beach on Obongsan Mountain, and was built by Ui-Sang during the Silla period after he received the revelation of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Uisangdae Pavilion, built on a cliff above the ocean, is located at the spot where Ui-Sang spent days meditating. Hongnyeonam Hermitage was built to worship the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, said to have risen from the sea nearby on a red lotus. Naksansa Temple is one of the four largest temples in the nation to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

Uisangdae Pavilion (낙산사 의상대)

Uisangdae Pavilion (낙산사 의상대)

11.6 Km    16091     2020-03-16

100, Naksansa-ro, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-672-2447

Uisangdae is located on a seaside hill, on the way to Hongnyeonam Hermitage’s Gwaneumgul Cave from Naksansa Temple. It is a small temple, believed to have been built by Great Monk Uisang (625-702) during King Munmu’s reign (661-681) during Silla Period, on the spot where Uisang used to meditate while building Naksansa Temple. The current pavilion was built in 1925.

Hongnyeonam Hermitage is a place you shouldn’t miss when you visit the octagonal Uisangdae. Believed to be built 5 years after Naksansa Temple, it is also where Great Monk Uisang used to meditate. It was named Hongnyeonam ('Hong' meaning 'red' and 'Ryeon' meaning 'lotus flower') because there is a legend that a red lotus flower bloomed in the sea during Great Monk Uisang’s seven days of prayer. It is built against the cliff beside a rocky cave, making it part of a great scenery, and the sunrise from Uisangdae is absolutely spectacular.

Songgang Jeongcheol, who was a poet from the mid Joseon Period (1392-1910) expressed his feeling on the spectacle of sunrise from Uisangdae like this: “After the pear-tree flowers have fallen and when the cuckoo cries sadly, beyond the hill east of Naksan Mountain at Uisangdae, I get up in the middle of night to see the sun rise. The auspicious clouds look like they are blooming, and the sun look as if it is being held up by six dragons. As the sun rises majestically from the sea to the sky, the whole world shakes and the sun rises swiftly, shining more brightly than a thousand candles.” That is how much wonder the view of sunrise from Uisangdae has created from long ago.

Kim Hain Art Hall Pension (김하인 아트홀 국화꽃향기)

Kim Hain Art Hall Pension (김하인 아트홀 국화꽃향기)

11.9 Km    8218     2020-08-04

120-4, Jajakdoseonsa-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-636-5679

Famous as a filming site for the popular K-drama "Autumn in My Heart (2000)," Kim Hain Art Hall opened in October 2008 in dedication to Kim Hain, the novelist of "The Scent of Love." The center serves as a cultural space for students and general visitors. Spread over four floors, Kim Hain Art Hall doubles as an experience center and a pension, featuring a literature lecture room, author introduction room, a screening room, and moviestar room.

Geumgangsan Daegehoetjip(금강산대게횟집)

Geumgangsan Daegehoetjip(금강산대게횟집)

12.0 Km    133     2020-11-02

8-5, Haemaji-gil, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-671-5207

A restaurant that sells a variety of seafood. The best menu at this restaurant is king crab. This seafood restaurant is located in Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do.

Naksan Beach (낙산해수욕장)

Naksan Beach (낙산해수욕장)

12.4 Km    67484     2020-12-02

59, Haemaji-gil, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-670-2518

Since its opening in 1963, Naksan Beach has continued to be visited by a great number of people every summer. Vacationers enjoy the dense pine tree forest lining the beach, the 4 kilometer-long stretch of white sand, and shallow waters that are perfect for beginner swimmers and young children. The beach is also an attractive tourist destination due to the prestigious temple and historic sites nearby. Jeonjinhang Port nearby is lined with restaurants selling fresh hoe (sliced raw fish) at reasonable prices and has a cruise boat that takes passengers on a tour along the coast. The beach welcomes crowds of visitors every year on New Year's Eve due to its reputation as a place to view the magnificent sunrise. Naksansa Temple near the beach is another popular spot to view the sunrise.

Naksan Provincial Park (낙산도립공원)

Naksan Provincial Park (낙산도립공원)

12.4 Km    11354     2018-01-24

59, Haemaji-gil, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-670-2518

Naksan Provincial Park takes up 24km of shoreline in Yangyang, Gangwon-do. The park is centered on Naksansa Temple and Naksan Beach, but includes Osan, Dongho, and Hajodae Beaches, as well as many lakes and cliffs. The park is a great place to learn about Korean culture, including Buddhist culture at Naksansa Temple and other cultural relics, and the shoreline cliffs of pine trees. The park is a popular attraction in the summer, when visitors can swim in the ocean and play in the sand along the coast.

Gayadonggyegok Valley (가야동계곡)

11.2 Km    8325     2019-12-04

Yongdae-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-462-2554

Located in the deepest part of the Seoraksan Mountains, Gayadonggyegok Valley is a smaller valley compared to others in the region, with quiet streams. The walkway to Gayadonggyegok Valley starts from the path behind the Suryeomdong shelter. Walk up for 30 minutes and you will find the water flowing from Osepokpo Falls. In front of it are the 40m high cliffs called the Cheonwang Gates, which are regarded as the gates of Gayadong. Past Cheonwang Gates is the Cheonwangpokpo Falls, and one kilometer up from this waterfall is Waryongyeon. Above Waryongyeon is the Neoreok Rock. If you walk further up there is a crossway. The old path to Oseam is on the left and the path to Bongjeongam, these days called Tapgol, is on the right. If you want to see the whole landscape, stop by at Mangyeongdae on the way to Oseam, and if you keep going up you will soon reach Muneomi Ridge. At Muneomi Ridge the path is divided into two of which one leads to Bongyrong Ridgeline and the other to Cheonbuldonggyegok Valley. If you want to climb to Daecheong Peak of Seoraksan Mountain, walk past the Huiungak shelter in the Socheong Peak and Jungcheong Peak direction. The Gayadonggyegok Valley has convenient paths, but there are no signs, and no iron ladders prepared yet. So compared to Cheonbuldong Valley where numerous people go hiking, visitors can take in the mountain landscape in a serene atmosphere.

Oseam Temple (오세암)

11.5 Km    9510     2020-03-26

1325, Baekdam-ro, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-462-8135

Oseam is an annex of the larger Baekdamsa Temple, a small Buddhist temple built in 644 under the reign of Queen Seondeok of the Silla dynasty. It is the home of the famous legend that provided inspiration for the production of Oseam the movie, and the animated film. It is a popular meditation venue for Buddhist monks and famous poets, including Siseup Kim and Yongun Han, who are said to have stayed here. It lies against the backdrop of Gwaneumbong Peak and is surrounded by the many scenic tourist attractions of Seorak Mountain.

Misiryeonggyegok Valley (미시령계곡)

12.9 Km    6772     2019-12-05

Yongdae-ri, Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-460-2082

Misiryeonggyegok Valley is about 5 km in length and starts from Yongdae-samgeori and extends in a northeasterly direction to Dojeokpokpo Falls. At Misiryeonggyegok Valley the water is clean and many Giam cliffs can be found. Visitors can also find the rarely known Dojeokpokpo Falls and Chotdaebawi Rock. On the way to Inje from Dojeokpokpo Falls, you will come across Seonbawi Rock, where you can take a quick rest. Beyond that point, the valley is 2.5 km long ending at Yongdae-samgeori. You must hold on to a rope while climbing down the steep pathway to Dojeokpokpo Falls. There is a myth saying that Dojeok, meaning thief in Korean, hid until he discovered a person passing through Misiryeong. When a person appeared, the thief would rob the person kill the traveler by drowning him/her in the waterfall. Therefore, the waterfall was named Dojeokpokpo or Dojeokso. Misiryeonggyegok Valley still preserves its beauty of primeval forest and has relatively low temperature during summer.
The surrounding areas consist of many tourist sites such as Baekdamsa Temple, Yongdae Nature Recreation Area, the Valley of the Twelve Angels' Bath, Oknyeotang, Jangsudae, Daeseungpok Falls and Pillye Mineral Spring.