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Sokcho Sunrise Festival (속초 해맞이)

Sokcho Sunrise Festival (속초 해맞이)

0m    4810     2020-03-25

186-2, Haeoreum-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-635-8827, +82-33-639-2545

Sokcho holds the Sokcho Sunrise Festival in the area around Sokcho Beach on the first day of the New Year. This year, the festival aims to provide a venue for the union of the locals and tourists, to deliver messages of hope and pride to citizens, and enhance the image of Sokcho as a tourist city full of positive energy to tourists. The festival offers many attractions and entertainment for visitors.

Sokcho Beach (속초해변)

Sokcho Beach (속초해변)

340m    144415     2020-09-03

190, Haeoreum-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-639-2027

Sokcho Beach, first opened as a beach attraction on July 1, 1976, is a short 500 meter walk from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal. The white sandy beach stretches for over 2 kilometers, with 1 kilometer being open to the public. Many people visit the beach for its quality sand and clean water as well as a park, flower road, and walking trails. Being the only beach in the city, it is thoroughly managed to maintain clean water quality and keep things in order. Due to its location near the bus terminal and fresh hoe restaurants, Sokcho Beach is popular among both domestic and international travelers all year round.

Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (속초고속버스터미널)

Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (속초고속버스터미널)

591m    53426     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.

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

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

624m    616     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.

Daepohang Port (대포항)

Daepohang Port (대포항)

1.5 Km    38375     2020-04-28

64, Daepohang-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-633-3171

Located on the southern most point of Sokcho are the many raw fish restaurants and dried fish shops of Daepohang Port. This bustling port has become one of the most popular tourist spots for those in search of the freshest raw fish restaurants.
At Daepohang Port, it is said that the Seoraksan Mountain and the East Sea are gifts from nature. The port is filled with raw fish restaurants and a live fish market containing eel, flatfish, flounder, yellowtail, and plethora of other high-end seafood. Furthermore, the abundance of local dishes that can be found lining the streets includes ojingeo sundae (Korean sausage in a squid) and gamja songpyeon (steamed rice cake with potato filling). For raw fish lovers that are in the Sokcho area, Daepohang Port is the place to be.
Nearby tourist attractions include Seorak Sunrise Park and Tourism Submarine. These are all great places to stop by while visiting the Seoraksan Mountains.

Cheongchoho Lake (청초호)

Cheongchoho Lake (청초호)

1.5 Km    18105     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.

Ilchulbong Hoetjip (일출봉횟집)

Ilchulbong Hoetjip (일출봉횟집)

1.6 Km    8283     2020-07-02

105, Daepohanghuimang-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-2222

Opened more than 20 years ago, Ilchulbong Hoetjip (a raw fish restaurant) has special rooms designated for the comfort of international customers on the second floor and banquet rooms on the third floor. Located near the beach, the restaurant offers a beautiful view of the East Sea from the third floor.

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

1.9 Km    4917     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 Expo Tower (속초 엑스포타워)

Sokcho Expo Tower (속초 엑스포타워)

2.0 Km    9027     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.

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

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

2.1 Km    17763     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.

Hotel Maremons (호텔 마레몬스)

Hotel Maremons (호텔 마레몬스)

2.4 Km    10947     2017-10-19

3705, Donghae-daero, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-630-7000

Hotel Maremons is located in the tourist city Sokcho, a city of a thousand historical and cultural heritages. Each of the hotel’s 148 guestrooms offers a panoramic view of Seoraksan Mountain and the East Sea. Daepo Port and Haemaji Park are situated nearby and on clear days guests can watch a beautiful sunrise from the comfort of their rooms. Hotel Maremons offers a variety of rooms and facilities for those hosting seminars and party events. The hotel amenities make a stay here convenient and comfortable.

Abai Village (아바이 마을)

1.6 Km    41784     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.