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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$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Seoraksan Day Trip with Garden BBQ from Sokcho

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

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 - Sokcho Your 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 Park After 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 : Mount Seorak -Osaek - Hajodae - Naksan Temple - Beach Your 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 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 Park After Lunch, head to Osaek of southern Seorak. It got its name from the legend that in the spring there was a tree that would blossom flowers with five different colors. This place is famous for its hot springs and mineral water fountain, which is visited by many people.Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mother Nature, which is composed of the Seonnyeo-tang (Fairy’s Bath), Shibi (12) Waterfalls, Yongso Waterfall, Yeoshim Waterfalls, etc Next, visit the Hajodae in Yang-Yang, Hajodae is also famous as a fantastic spot for seeing the sun rise, while the Hajodae Arbor, built in 1955, provides travelers with a place for rest. 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 Finally, drive to Naksan Temple, where you will experience Korean Buddhist culture. It 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 vicinity. At approximately 6:00pm you will be taken back to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.This day trip ends in Sokcho

$66 Tours & Sightseeing

Relaxing Chuncheon City Day Tour with Alpaca World

Alpaca World is the one and only in Korea where you can see, feed and touch alpacas, white deers, mules, hinnies and ponies. Moreover, you can join and experience different kinds of activities there as well, such as animal parade that you can experience seasonally-themed parade of those animals Eco electric cart where you can sit back in the cart to enjoy the fairy-tale scene and smelling fresh air, as well as experience the hourse-riding, hug and feed rabbits and so on.  Gubongsan Mountain Observatory is one of the most scenic driving courses in Chuncheon, stunning with its breathtaking views both day and night. With fresh brewed coffee in hand, go for a stroll to its outside terrace or garden where you can gaze out on the beauty of Chuncheon. Jade Garden, created under the theme of "Small Europe in the Forest," is located near Jade Palace Golf Club.The 24 distinctively-themed areas in the garden boast a total of 3,000 plant species including rhododendrons, maple trees, irises, and blueberry bushes as well as patches of thick, natural forests. Detailed Schedule: 7:20am Depart from Hongik Univ. Station Exit 4 8:00am Depart from Myeongdong Station Exit 2 8:10am Depart from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10 9:40am Arrive at Jade Garden 11:00am Leave for Alpaca World 12:10am Arrive at Alpaca World (Lunch time) 3:10pm Leave for Gubongsan cafe street 3:40pm Arrive at Gubongsan cafe street 4:40pm Leave for Seoul 6:30pm Arrive at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station 6:40pm Arrive at Myeongdong Station 7:20pm Arrive at Hongik Univ. Station.

$25.11 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Gangchon Rail Bike Discount Reservation - 2-seater & 4-seater

Gangchon Railbike Park is in Gapyeong, near Nami Island and Petite France. The old train tracks had been turned into a exciting ride in the beautiful countryside. Rail Bike is a great way to spend your time in the nature with friends or family. Among numerous railbike courses in Korea, this course starting from Gimyujeong Station is the most popular! It's mostly downward which makes you feel like you are riding a roller-coaster at some point and involves the least amount of legwork. ✓ One way ride from Gimyoujeong Railbike Station to Gangchon Railbike Station ✓ Free shuttle bus from Gangchon Railbike Station to Gimyoujeong Railbike Station operated by the Rail Park✓ Boarding point is 1 minute walk from Gimyoujeong train station ✓ Ending point is just next to Gangchon train station ✓ 50 minutes of actual pedaling - not too physically challenging for any age ✓ Themed tunnels add more fun!

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