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.


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$96 Kid Friendly

Private Trip to Nami Island and Ski Resort

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nami Island, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doStart at your designated time in the morning, you and your group members will be picked up at your Seoul hotel by a licensed tour guide. After 80 minutes' drive arriving at Nami Island , and taking a ferry boat to land on the Island, follow the footsteps of the characters from the drama  Winter Sonata. Also, the famous dish Chuncheon Stir-fried Chicken is a must try for your lunch. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bears Town - Ski/Sled, Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do After 1 hour's drive, you will arrive to one of nearby ski resort ( Bears Town Resort Ski, Vivaldi Park Ski World, Elysian Gangchon Resort ski) to start your ski experience. After spend 3-4 hours in ski resort, we will return to Seoul to drop off at your hotel or your designated place.Duration: 4 hours

$95 Outdoor Activities

Hwacheon Ice Fishing & Lighting Festival Private Tour from Seoul

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-doIce Fishing FestivalDuration: 4 hoursStop At: The Garden of Morning Calm, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-doEnjoy the lighting after sunsetDuration: 1 hour

$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

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