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** This tour is group joined tour.
** Lunch - Available for Vegetarian, Muslim etc.
** Dinner -Excluded but the guide will inform you of restaurant
** Restaurant is subject to the local condition
** Deposit : 50% of total cost is required until at least 14 days prior (for peak-season/weekend, at least 1 month prior)
** Balance : 50% of total cost can be made by cash or credit card on the 1st tour day.
** Cancellation is available until 7 days prior, after then deposit is no refundable
** Cable car and Gweongeumseong Fortress might be cancelled due to the weather condition. (Replaced to go to the 'Heundeul-bawi'-Rocking Boulder)
** Please wear comfortable shoes (outdoor shoes).
24th Apr. ~ 25th May/ 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug./ 25th Sep. ~ 25th Oct.
** Peak-season :
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 07:30) ~ 17:00|
Transportation, Tour guide, Hotel,Admission fee, Breakfast (1), Lunch (2)
1st day : Hotel (Seoul) - Rest in highway - Mt.Seorak National Park - Gweongeumseong Fortress (by cable car) - Shinheungsa Temple - Lunch - Domgnyeong Port (fish market) - Yeonggeumjeong - Light House Observatory - (Dinner) - Hotel check-in (Sokcho)
2nd day : Breakfast - Naksansa Temple - Naksan Beach - Lunch - Abai Village - to Seoul - Hotel (Seoul)
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.
Naksansa Temple is located 4km north of Naksan Beach, and boasts a 1,300-year history. It is a temple built by Ui-Sang, the ambassador of the 30TH King of Silla Period (57 BC~AD 935), and inside there is the Seven Floor Stone Tower, Dongjong (copper bell), Hongyaemun, together with several other cultural assets. Uisangdae is a pavilion built on top of a cliff by the sea, and was built where Ui-Sang used to sit and meditate. Hongryeon-am is known as a small Buddhist temple, built above a stone cave by Ui-Sang. Under the sanctuary floor there is a 10cm hole, through which you can peep through to view the sea. Past Uisangdae Pavilion, up the path on the hill at Sinseonbong, there is a stone statue of Buddha called Haesu-gwaneum-sang. It is the largest of its kind in the Orient, and can be seen from as far as Mulchi Harbor.
The streets of Cheongho-dong are lined with small Korean houses reminding many of Seoul in the 1970s. The simple nature of the town, Abai Village, and quietness of the sea make for a unique atmosphere in Cheongho-dong. This area became extremely popular after the Korean drama ‘Gaeul Donghwa’ (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 Soondae and Hamheung Naengmyeon are two of the most popular dishes