Sokcho City Hall


Sokcho's main town hall.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sokcho attractions

1. Lighthouse Observatory

0.65 MILES

The views of distant Seorak-san and the East Sea aren't bad, but it's best at dusk or dawn. Binoculars are available.

2. Yukdam Pokpo

5.54 MILES

Yukdam Pokpo is a series of six waterfalls and a pond.

3. Biryong Pokpo

5.76 MILES

This long, thin 40m-high waterfall in Seorak-san National Park gushes into a picturesque pool and and is a 2km climb up from the Seoraksan National Park…

4. Naksan-sa

5.96 MILES

This temple was originally established in AD 671 and enjoys a glorious perspective overlooking the sea. Also facing the sea is a majestic (but modern,…

5. Bronze Jwabul Statue

6.15 MILES

On the approach to Sinheung-sa you will pass this huge 10m-tall bronze seated Buddha statue.

6. Sinheung-sa

6.22 MILES

This temple complex that has stood on this site since AD 652 but has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. At the entrance are the Four Heavenly Kings …

7. Heundeul Bawi

6.36 MILES

This massive 16-tonne boulder is balanced on the edge of a rocky ledge and can be rocked to and fro by a small group of people. It’s a lookout on the way…

8. Insect Ecology Museum

6.42 MILES

This interesting museum is dedicated to an intriguing range of beetles, butterflies and other insects from around the world. Captions are in Korean and…