Welcome to Gangwon-do


While the province may not have that much by way of cultural antiquities, what it does have – Gangneung’s 400-year-old Dano Festival, for instance – it celebrates with zest. And Gangwon-do can be quirky, too. Near Samcheok you’ll find a park full of unabashed phallic sculptures standing cheek by jowl with a humble fishing village, while Gangneung has a museum dedicated to its founder’s lifelong obsession with all things Edison.


Top experiences in Gangwon-do

Gangwon-do activities

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Seoraksan Day Trip with Garden BBQ from Sokcho

★Tour Spot : Sokcho - Mount Seorak - Naksan Temple -Beach - Garden BBQ Diner Let's meet at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho, On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt.Seorak.Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).Sinheungsa, sometimes spelled Shinheungsa, is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is situated on the slopes of Seoraksan in Sokcho, Gangwon Province.Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many restaurants in National Park.After Lunch,and then head to Naksan Temple and Beach in Yang yang, where you will experience Korean Buddhist culture.It is a famous tourist attraction for travelers and touristsbecause of its clean sand beach, thick pine forests and the numerous temples and remains located in the vicinity.then transfer you to your private Barbecue restaurant near Seoraksan. We'll eat a dinner we've prepared in a Garden afterwards.Enjoy  Bulgogi and Seafood charcoal BBQ dinnerWe provide charcoal and grill with seafood(Shrimp,squid), pork, chicken, vegetables, sausage, rice, sauces, fruit and drink.in Winter season, provide indoor Restaurant with a fireplace.You’ll be amazed by the natural beauty and Snow with Dinner.after feast in a Garden Barbecue dinner at the At approximately 6:00pm you will be taken back to Sokcho Express Bus TerminalYour one day tour ends with drop-off back at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal

$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Seoraksan and Fishing Day Trip from Sokcho

★Tour Spot : Sokcho - Mount Seorak-  fishing -Seafood dinner  Let's meet at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.  Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park at Sokcho, On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt.Seorak.Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).Enjoy lunch at Restaurant near National Park for yourselfafter finish Seoraksan tour,We'll Enjoy fishing on the East coast of South Korea.  Enjoy about 2-3hours  fishing tour that includes light tackle and gear.  Your experienced and capable captain will take you out to the sea, the clear blue waters offer you an adventure that is sure to be memorable.  This activity is advisable to all lovers of this sport, with or without experience.  As you will be accompanied by an experienced crew who will teach you all the secrets there are to know will be there to assist you with your catch of the day.  This trip experience is the perfect way to enjoy a day on the water.After Fishing, we will enjoy Seafood dinner in the Harbor Restaurant.  Taste fresh seafood !!  After dinner at the At approximately 6:00pm you will be taken back to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.

$50 Tours & Sightseeing

Mount Seorak and Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Full Day Tour from Sokcho

★Tour Spot : Mount Seorak - Unification observatory- DMZ Museum- Kim llseong's summer house - SokchoYour tour begins with a pickup from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal or your Hotel in Sokcho at 9am.Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park at Mt Seorak. On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt Seorak. Mount Seorak is was designated as a Natural Monument preservation areaSince its dedication as the Korea’s first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Seoraksan is a world-famous mountain that will leap every visitor’s heart. Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).When you walk along the hiking trail, you can visit Zen Buddhism Temple, Sinheungsa,Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many restaurants in National ParkAfter Lunch, head to  the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Unification observatory located at the northernmost, Goseong-Gun, Gangwon Do.After finishing entrance report at Tongil Security Park & submitting written entrance report to the Checkpoint at The Civilian Passage Restriction Line, proceed for about 2-3 min by car. you will find Unification Observatory, the junction of a demilitarized zone and south boundary line at the height of 700m above the sea.Goseong Unification observatory is the place you can appreciate 12 thousand peaks of Geumgangsan, Gusunbong of the last peak of Geumgangsan, Haegeumgang called Geumgang of the Sea, Gamho having legend of firewood gatherer & fairy and a wonderful view & a sandy beach including Songdo.you can find religious facilities such as Mary statue, Mireukbul statue, Jeonjincheol statue for those who wish the unity or who miss there family in North Korea. Also, there are exhibits for security instruction such as an armored car, a tank, an airplane, etc. for kids..Next, visit the dmz museum. (Closed on Mondays)The museum features exhibition halls arranged under a number of different themes that underscore the historical significance of the DMZ and its value as a treasure trove of ecology for the future.then head to The castle of Hwajinpo(Kim llseong's summer house)A missionary couple asked a German political exile and architect, Beber to build it and it was built in 1938. Kim ilseong and his family used it as a summer house from 1948, which was two years Korean War. This is a two-story building with a basement but was damaged during the war. It was restored in March, 2005.At approximately 6:00pm you will be taken back to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.This day trip ends in Sokcho.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Seoraksan and Sokcho City Day Trip from Sokcho

★Tour Spot : Sokcho- Mount Seorak - Naksan Beach- Sokcho City - Lighthouse - Yeonggeumjeong - Sokcho TerminalYour tour begins with a pickup from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal at 10 am. Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park at Mt Seorak. On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt Seorak. Mount Seorak is was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area Since its dedication as the Korea’s first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Seoraksan is a world-famous mountain that will leap every visitor’s heart. Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).When you walk along the hiking trail, you can visit Sinheungsa.Sinheungsa is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, and many tourists come because of its beautiful scenery.On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high.Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many restaurants in National ParkAfter Lunch, head to Naksan BeachIt is a famous tourist attraction for travelers and tourists because of its clean sand beach, low water depth, various convenience facilities, thick pine forests and the numerous temples and remains located in the vicinityNext, We will drive Sokcho City then Visit Yeonggeumjeong and Lighthouse.Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion is a stone mountain.Connected to coastal roads, the Lighthouse Observatory is popular among tourists for a good walking trail and view of Geumgangsan Mountain far away. then Sceneries of SokchoThis trip ends at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal around 6:00 pm

$140 Private & Custom Tours

2 -Day Seoraksan and Sokcho Tour incuding accommodation from Sokcho

Day 1 : Sokcho - Hajodae Lighthouse - Naksan Temple and  Beach -Sokcho HotelYour tour begins with a pickup from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal at 1:00 pm.Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Hajodae Lighthouse.Hajodae is also famous as a fantastic spot for seeing the sun rise.This place has a magnificent view with the sharply rising rock cliffs with old pine trees, as well as the dark blue East Sea. Get your photos taken in the most iconic and picturesque around beautiful  Hajodae lighthouse and clean sand beach,Next, visit the Naksan Temple and Beach in Yang yang, Gangwon-do, where you will experience Korean Buddhist culture.Enjoy Dinner (at your own expense) at one of the Local traditional restaurant, Representative food of Gangwon-do.You can choose food then we will explain the Korean food names and recipes.after Tour transfer you to your hotel Check in  in Sokcho Overnight: Hotel in Sokcho (4Star- accommodation) Day 2 : Mount Seorak -Sokcho City- Sokcho Local Market- Sokcho TerminalYou will be picked up from your Sokcho hotel and then go to Seoraksan National ParkOn arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt Seorak.Mount Seorak is was designated as a Natural Monument preservation areaSince its dedication as the Korea’s first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Seoraksan is a world-famous mountain that will leap every visitor’s heart. Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).When you walk along the hiking trail, you can visit Sinheungsa.Sinheungsa is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, and many tourists come because of its beautiful scenery.On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. after Seoraksan Tour,Next, We will drive Sokcho City then head to Sokcho Local & Fishery MarketThis Local Market is one of the most recognized traditional market nationwide. attracting visitors with its noisy and unique charm.This trip ends at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal around 6:00 pm

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Semi-Independent Private Seoraksan and Nami Island Day Trip from Sokcho

Your tour begins with a pickup from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (in front of the information center) at 9am. Head to your first destination, Seoraksan National Park.Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park at Mt Seorak. On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt Seorak. Mount Seorak is was designated as a Natural Monument preservation areaSince its dedication as the Korea’s first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Seoraksan is a world-famous mountain that will leap every visitor’s heart. Gwongeumseong Fortress is built high at the entrance of Shinheungsa Temple and was established during reign of King Gojong of Koryo in order to counter invasion of Mongolians. For those who are not quite the hikers, you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).When you walk along the hiking trail, you can visit Sinheungsa.Sinheungsa is an ancient temple with deep historical significance, and many tourists come because of its beautiful scenery.On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high.Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many restaurants in National Park After lunch, meet your driver then head to Nami Island, which takes approximately 2 hours by car. Nami Island is famous for being a shooting site of the hit Korean drama "Winter Sonata." It is also famous for the scenic tree lined roads that offer spectacular views of autumn foliage.you will see many snowmen that never melted from the winter season. If you get hungry, there are a lot of small shops selling popular Korean snacks and restaurant.After Nami Island, you will be dropped back off at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal (arrive around 7pm) or if you are heading to Seoul, you can choose to get dropped off at Gapyeong Station.

Gangwon-do in detail