Welcome to Gangneung


Gangneung's appeal lies towards the sea, particularly near Gyeongpo, while its cultural hotspots – well-preserved Joseon-era buildings in the unmissable Ojukheon and the 400-year-old shamanist Dano Festival – are matched by quirky modern attractions, such as a museum lovingly dedicated to Thomas Edison and a North Korean submarine.

With a decent bar scene, the town is a good place to linger for a few days if you’re looking for an experience that’s off the beaten track without being too small-town. Try to arrive in spring, when azaleas cover the town in gorgeous splashes of colour. The city tree is the pine, found in abundance by Gyeongpo Beach.


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$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Gangneung Zipline and Bike Tour from Seoul

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gyeongpo Beach, Gangneung, Gangwon-doRent bikeDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gangneung Jungang Market, Gangneung, Gangwon-doFree time for lunchDuration: 1 hour

$66 Day Trips & Excursions

Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch X Jumunjin Beach X Jeongdongjin Railway tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Daegwanryeong Samyang Ranch, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-doSamyang Ranch Asia's largest green pasture, this vast meadow is where milking cows feed on the fresh, clean grass. The view from the 1,470m high plateau is remarkable as well. The ranch has been used as a filming site for many dramas and movies. In addition to the different seasons scenery, there are also some white windmills, is popular for IG photos.The ranch covers a wide area with cows, sheep, ostriches and other animals, you also can feeding the animals.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Jumunjin Beach, Gangneung, Gangwon-doJumunjin Beach Known for shooting the TV series "Lonely and Splendid Gods - Ghosts", you can re-enact a classic scene and feel the romantic atmosphere.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Jeongdongjin Beach, Gangneung, Gangwon-doThe Jeongdongjin railway car, which has been officially operated since 2014, was previously disrupted due to erosion and the operation of the track was damaged. It was finally resumed in February 2018. It is a seaside railway rut that railway fans cannot miss.The railway car is an electric driving lever. If you don't want to ride a bicycle, you can easily move forward. Even the elderly and children can easily ride, and you can enjoy the scenery of the East China Sea along the road, so that you won't be distracted by the photos! Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$62 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom Festival

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gyeongpodae, Gangneung, Gangwon-doGyeongpodaeGyeongpodae Pavilion is famous for the view of the moon on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It is a large, tall pavilion, and its architectural feature of a paljak (eight-point) roof, is the most common form used in Korean buildings. It has been designated as Regional Cultural Asset No. 6. Its structure is divided into 6 sections in the front, and 5 sections at the side, with 28 pillars surrounding the pavilion. Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom FestivalFrom the beginning of April to the middle of April every year, the Gyeongpo-Taiwan Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Gyeongpo-eup. This celebration is also one of the representative celebrations of Gangneung. During the celebration, a large number of tourists from home and abroad are attracted to enjoy the cherry blossoms. The whole celebration is The Gyeongpo-eup (Gangwon-do tangible cultural heritage No. 6) is centered around the beautiful cherry blossoms of Gyeongpo Lake, which is 4.3km long. The beautiful cherry blossoms, jasmine flowers, daffodils and other beautiful flowers are blooming. A beautiful world of flowers.Jumunjin seasideDrama shooting location Known for shooting the TV series "Lonely and Splendid Gods ", you can re-enact a classic scene and feel the romantic atmosphere.Lighthouse Mural VillageThe Mohu Lighthouse Mural Village is located on the uphill road leading to the Mohu Lighthouse in Mohu Port. In August 2010, the local area began to draw pictures on the lanes and walls. Based on the story of the life of the local residents, the members of the "Public Art Community" composed by the Fine Arts Department sketched the sketches, and then the 60-70-year-old village residents were responsible for coloring, creating a unique, interesting, and colorful murals.Duration: 9 hours

$450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Seoul to Mount Seorak, Nami Island 2-Day East Coast Tour, BBQ

Day 1 : Seoul - Gapyeong (Nami Island)- Yang Yang (Naksansa) - Sokcho (Hotel BBQ )Your tour begins with a pickup from Seoul hotel at 9am. Your English-speaking Driver will transfer your group to Nami Island in Gapyeong.Nami Island is known for its beautiful natural scenery. one of the most famous Islands in Korea due to its existence in Korea’s classic drama. Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many restaurants.and then head to Naksan Temple and Beach in Yang yang, Gangwon-do, where you will experience Korean Buddhist cultureIt is a famous tourist attraction for travelers and tourists. because of its clean sand beach, thick pine forests and the numerous temples and remains located in the vicinity. then transfer you to your hotel. After check in, We'll eat a dinner we've prepared in a Hotel Garden afterwards.Enjoy  Bulgogi and Seafood charcoal BBQ dinner in Hotel garden area. in Winter season, provide indoor Restaurant with a fireplace.We provide charcoal and grill with seafood(Shrimp,squid), pork, chicken, vegetables, sausage, rice, sauces, fruit and drink.You’ll be amazed by the natural beauty and Senset view with DinnerAccommodation: Hotel in Sokcho (4-star)Day 2 : Mount Seorak -Seafood (sashimi)- Gangneung- Pyeongchang Olympics Exhibit - Daegwallyeong sheep farm - Seoul.You will be picked up from your hotel and then go to Seoraksan National Park.On arrival, he will recommend a well-maintained point of Mt.Seorak. Have a simple breakfast at Restaurant at National Park (at your own expense) Mount Seorak 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. you can take the cable car up the mountain as well (at own expense, depending on availability).after then We'll have Seafood (sashimi &Soup) lunch at Seafood Market (Included). exploring the variety of fresh seafood caught just off the country's East CoastAfter Lunch, head to Pyeongchang. before get to Pyeongchang, we will pass through Coast road at Gangneung. Enjoy the Sea view of Gyeongpo Beach. also,Gangneung is the Winter Olympic ice sports stage.Next, head to Pyeongchang Olympics Exhibit,  you will be experience the 2018 Olympics PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports.and then transfer to the Daegwallyeong sheep farm, During your visit to this privately owned farm, stroll along the viewing walkway to observe some 200 wooly creatures grazing the field.  After Tour, transfer will drop off at Seoul hotel (arrive around 7pm)

$430 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer from Incheon Airport to Seoraksan and Gangwon-do

Travel in comfort and style from Incheon International Airport to Mount Seorak , Sokcho, Gangneung, Pyeongchang in Gangwon area with a professional driver in a private air-conditioned vehicle.This private departure transportation can be arranged for individuals, family or a small group.This private transfer takes all the stress out of finding and paying for a taxi. Your chauffeur will pickup you up from your Incheon Airportcomfortably transfer you to Gangwon Place.When you book, you must provide the details for your Arriving flight ,Pick up Time and your destination.Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your departure from Airport, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher.the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions No luggage restriction Price is fixed per vehicle

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Full- Day KORAIL Tour Gangneung and Mount Seorak

★Tour Spot : Gangneung - Mount Seorak- Sokcho City - Gyeongpoho Lake- Anmok Beach- stationYour tour begins with a pickup from Gangneung KTX station at 10:00am (in front of gate 3)Meet your Driver at your preferable location among 2 picking up points in Gangneung (2 stations,  Gangneung KTX station , Gangneung Intercity Bus Terminel) Enjoy a ride from Seoul Station to Gangneung Station on Korea's bullet train, KTX.(ticket is not included,we will provide a ticket booking site , if you request) As you head down to Gangneung for 2 hours, be mesmerized by Korea's beautiful sceneries as you look out through the window.Upon arrival, meet with your English-speaking Driver.Driver will transfer your group to Seoraksan National Park , 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.  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, we will drive Sokcho City, then head to Gyeongpoho Lake in Gangneung.Gyeongpo Lake is famous for its old pine forests and cherry trees around the lake The four seasons are beautiful. Finally, drive to Anmok Beach.Gangneung Anmok Beach is located at the southernmost part of Gangneung. While driving to the north, visitors can see Gangmun Beach and Gyeongpo Beach in order. you will be transferred to Anmok Beach “Coffee Street” where you'll be able to sip on coffee while enjoying the view of the sea.Gangneung is now emerging as the Mecca of Coffee in Korea, and inspiring artists with its unique tranquility and the peaceful voids.At approximately 7:00pm you will be taken back to Gangneung KTX stationThis day trip ends at Gangneung KTX station and Intercity Bus TerminelNOTE: This day trip ends in Gangneung  station and  train ticket for your return to Seoul is not included.