< NOTE >
** This tour is group joined tour
** Lunch - Available for Vegetarian, Muslim etc.
** Cable car and Gweongeumseong Fortress might be cancelled due to the weather condition. (Replaced to Naksansa Temple and Naksan Beach)
** Please wear comfortable shoes (outdoor shoes).
** Tour schedule might be delayed due to the traffic / weather condition
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 07:00) ~ 18:00|
Transportation, Tour guide,Admission fee, Lunch
Hotel - Rest in Highway - Mt. Seorak National Park - Gweongeumseong Fortress (by cable car) - Shinheungsa Temple - Lunch - Dongmyeong Port (Fish Market) - Yeonggeumjeong - Light House - to Seoul - Hotel
Referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as a park preservation area, and in August 1982, as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.
Gweongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins called Mt. Seorak, and it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dol Mountain of Mt. Seoraksan Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918~1392), Gojong (1213~1259 reign).It is also called Gweon-Kim Castle, as there is a legend that two generals named Gweon and Kim built the castle to avoid war.
Shinheungsa Temple is a short 10 minute walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon and in fact, many people visit because of its close proximity to Sogongwon.
Shinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok's (?~654) 6TH year of reign.
Located on the northern of Sokcho are the many raw fish restaurants and dried fish shops of Dongmyeong Port. This bustling port has become one of the most popular tourist spots for those in search of the freshest raw fish restaurants. At Dongmyeong Port it is said that Mt.Seorak 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.For raw fish lovers that are in the Sokcho area, Dongmyeong Port is the place to be. Also there is seawall which is 1km distance from port to the lighthouse, where is good to take a walk and enjoy the view. From Dongmyeong Port, the Dongchun Cruise is sailing to Hunchun (China) via Zarubino (Russia) as Mt. Baek-du route since 28TH April 2000.
Located at the entrance of Dongmyeong Port, Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion is often visited by citizens of Sokcho as it has great view and close from the city. Actually, you cannot find pavilion at Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion since it is a stone mountain.It received its name from the mysterious and beautiful sound that is made as waves hit the rock, which it is similar to Korean lute, Geomungo. At the end of the 50m-long bridge built over a rocky peninsula is a Sunrise Pavilion offering a view of the East Sea and you can enjoy surrounding sceneries and wave sounds.
The Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory provides fantastic views of the nearby Mt.Seorak, East Sea and Sokcho area. The most breathtaking views are the ocean vistas.The white lighthouse has a romantic atmosphere to it. Inside the lighthouse, binoculars are available to view distant points of interest. This area is also famous for its sunrises.