Welcome to Sokcho


Sokcho is only about 60km from the border and was part of North Korea from 1945 to the end of the Korean War. Most of the coastline is lined with barbed wire. At night, remember that lights in the water are to attract squid; lights on the beaches are to detect infiltrators.


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$64.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Full Day Tour to Mt Seorak and East Sea

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-doAlso referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak ('Seol' meaning 'snow' and 'Ak' meaning 'big mountain') because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Gwongeumseong Fortress, Sokcho, Gangwon-doGwongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins located on Seoraksan Mountain, and it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dolsan Mountain of Seoraksan Sogongwon area.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sinheungsa Temple, Sokcho, Gangwon-doOn the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, Sokcho, Gangwon-doThe Sockcho Lighthouse Observatory provides fantastic views of the nearby Seoraksan Mountain, East Sea and Sokcho area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Abai Village, Sokcho, Gangwon-doThe village of Cheongho-dong is now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sokcho Jungang Market, Sokcho, Gangwon-doHaving recently changed its name to Tourist & Fishery Market (formerly Jungang Market), this market was opened in 1982, and is comprised of around 450 stores Duration: 30 minutes

$350 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Tour of Seoraksan (Mt Seorak) from Seoul

Day 1: Seoul – Gwonkeumsansung Fortress – Shinheungsa TempleYour two-day tour to Mt Seorak begins with pickup from your Seoul hotel. Then sit back and relax on the 3.5-hour coach trip to the foot of the mountain, where you’ll take a cable car ride to Gwonkeumsansung Fortress. From the top of the fortress, take in the mountain’s amazing scenery of forests and rocky cliffs. With your guide, visit the mountain’s Shinheungsa Temple, with its giant bronze Buddha standing guard, before being transferred to your hotel where you’ll have the rest of the day and evening to spend at your leisure. Overnight: Hanhwa Resort  or similar hotel (3 to 3.5 star) Day 2: Daepohang Port – Naksan Temple – Seoul (B)After breakfast, visit the live fish market at Daepohang Port, where eel, flounder, yellowtail and gourmet seafood are sold. See the lively stalls and restaurants surrounding the fish market, selling dishes featuring the local seafood, and then head to Naksan Beach, where Naksan Temple is regarded as one of the Gwandong region’s top sights. Don’t forget your camera to capture the lovely Korean Buddhist temple’s picturesque setting on the edge of the sea, perched on the slopes of Naksan Mountain. Your two-day tour ends with your return journey to Seoul, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

$300 Outdoor Activities

2-days Tour: Hiking to Mt Seorak National Park(Daecheongbong peak 1,708m)

What You Can Expect  Seoraksan National park was designated the 5th national park in Korea in 1970 and chosen as a nature preservation area on November 5, 1965 Also, internationally recognized for its rare species, Seoraksan is the area in Korea to have been designated as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO in 1982.  Tourist will have the opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple of the Jogye Order, which also offers a temple stay experience if you have that extra day to spare on your journey.   Tourist will be picked up in the morning from your accommodation and drive towards the trailhead. Along the way, we can have a brief tour of the area and experience local culture.  Sokcho is a must-see after or before the hike. Sokcho is a city in Gangwon-do province. It is located in the far northeast of Gangwon-do. The city belonged to North Korea from 1945 until the end of the Korean War. This tour combines a good work-out, breath-taking mountain landscapes, the serenity of Buddhism culture and well-deserved mouth-watering Korean cuisine.Approximate tour schedule : Tourist can Choose according to the their taste of tour syle#1. Option 1 (comfortable tour)       1st day        - Visit Naksansa Buddhist Temple       - Sokcho city Dongmyeong Harbor       - Traditional Market       Accommodate in Sokcho city       2nd day - Seoraksan Daecheongbong Peak Hiking#2. Option 2.       1st day - Ulsanbawi Hiking(4 Hours)       Accommodate in Sokcho city       2nd day - Seoraksan Daecheongbong Peak Hiking#3. Option 3.      1st day - Hiking to the Daecheongbong Peak(4 Hours)      Accommodate in Jungcheong Shelter      2nd day - Descend a mountain through Cheonbuldong Valley or dinosaur Ridge Course(5~8 Hours)

$2560 Cultural & Theme Tours

Active Seniors Korea Tour 8days 7nights

Day 1     Arrival - Hotel Day 2     Seoul - Nami Island - Sokcho After Hotel breakfast, we transfer to Nami Island, parking lot, then we take Ferry to get to the Island -  the shooting place of ‘Winter Sonata’, is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit.Afterwards, we transfet to Sokcho, Sokcho had its own airport, linking the city to Seoul. The city still attracts many national and international tourists, not only because of Seorak-san, but also because of its fine fishery products. We stop by  beach of Sokcho, has a good reputation, and is open all year round with the summer months being the most popular. Day 3     Sokcho - Pyeongchang - SokchoAfter Breakfast, we transfer to Pyeongchang where was the host city of Winter Olympic 2018.Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch, Abai Village,  Daepohang PortDay 4     Sokcho - Mt. Seoraksan - SeoulMt. Seoraksan, take a cable car to go up to Gwongeumseong Castle, we visit Sinhungsa temple, On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a Great bronze statue called Great bronze statue Day 5     Seoul - DMZThe highlight of today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station. Discover Imjingak Park with the Memorial, the Liberty Bridge and the bell of unification. Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel dug into the rock at a depth of 73m and able of moving a full division per hour with their weapons.Day 6     Seoul - Suwon - Seoulvisit Suwon Hwaseong fortress, it is the best of Korean traditional architecture designated as World cultural heritage by UNESCO Korean Folk Village Day 7     Seoul City tour This morning, We are heading out the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace to experience the (more than 500 years old) Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. Then, we visit Namsan Hanok Village, This village has five restored traditional Korean houses, a pavilion, traditional garden, performance arts stage and a time capsule plaza, making it a perfect spot for both locals and tourists to take a leisure walk. Day 8     Seoul - Departure

$1206.70 Day Trips & Excursions

SEOUL & NAMI ISLAND & JEJU ISLAND

ItineraryDay 1: INCHEON – SEOULStop At: Seoul Metro, Seoul➢Meet with tour guide at Incheon airport upon arrival ➢Gyeongbok Palace, National folklore Museum ➢Presidential Blue House(pass by) ➢Gwanghwamun plaza ➢Cheongyecheon stream ➢Insadong Antique streetDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: NAMI ISLAND - MT.SEORAKStop At: Nami Island, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do➢Meet with a tour guide at Hotel lobby and visit to ➢Petite France*During winter season(1st Jan 2019 ~ 28th Feb 2019), youwill visit Ski resort instead of Petite France*Ski equipment & Ski clothe (Jacket and pants) are notincluded – USD 40/PAX.*Ski lift is not included - USD 40/PAX (4 hours).*Ski goggles and gloves are available for rental orpurchase at the shop ➢Nami Island ➢Dongdaemun PlazaDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: MT.SEORAK - SEOULStop At: Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho, Gangwon-do➢Meet with a tour guide at Hotel lobby and visit to ➢Visit to Gwongeumseong fortress by cable car ➢Shinheungsa temple ➢Back to Seoul ➢Trick Eye Museum & Ice Gallary ➢Hongdae streetDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: SEOUL - JEJU ISLANDStop At: Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road), Jeju, Jeju Island➢Transfer to Gimpo airport to fly to Jeju. ➢Mysterious road ➢Dragon head rock ➢Teddy bear museum ➢Jusangjeoli cliff ➢Cheonjiyeon waterfall ➢Green tea museumDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: JEJU ISLANDStop At: Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seogwipo, Jeju Island➢Meet with a tour guide at Hotel lobby and visit to ➢Ilchull land ➢Seongeup folk village ➢Seongsan sun rise peak ➢Seopji koji ➢Jongdari beach roadDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 6: JEJU ISLAND – SEOULStop At: Myeongdong Shopping Street, Seoul➢Transfer to JEJU airport to fly to Seoul. ➢Kimchi making with wearing Korean costume(Hanbok) ➢Ginseng shop ➢Cosmetic store ➢Amethyst factory ➢Pine tree shop ➢Duty free shop ➢Myeongdong street ➢Namdaemun market*Optional tour(USD 30/pax)-Night view at N Seoultower observatoryDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 7: SEOUL – INCHEONStop At: Incheon Airport Transit Tour, Incheon➢Meet with Driver only and transfer to Incheon airportvia Korea product duty free shop..Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$246 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Mt Seorak National Park including a cable car and lunch

Visit: I Love Seoul Tour - Day Tours, SeoulMt.Seorak National ParkMt. Seorak is a natural work of art. It is the most beautiful portion of Baekdudaegan. Gwongeumseong Fortress by Cable CarGwongeumseong Fortress is the site of a castle ruins called Mt. Seorak. At the plateau of Gwongeumseong Castle there are 80 sections of rocks and you can see the East Sea and city of Sokcho. Also, to the west, you can see all kinds of fantastic rocks and stones which make up the Seorak Mountains. Sinheungsa TempleOriginally, Shinhunsa was the subordinate temple of Geonbongsa. However, in 197, it was named the main temple of the 3rd district of the Korea Buddhist Jogye order, Currently, there are 20 subordinate temples under Shinhungsa.  Biseondae CillfsBiseondae is about a 300-meter walk along the mountain stream from Waseondae Rock. The view is quite beautiful, and after rainfall water cascades down large boulders.The grand scenery of rocks and cliffs seem like they are touching the heavens, and Biseondae has inspired many poets and scholars through the ages