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Also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965..
Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa, built by Jajangyulsa (590~658), who traveled to famous mountains all over the nation, in Queen Jindeok’s (?~654) 6th year of..
Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 hermitages made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established..
Sokcho is located in the northeastern part of Gangwon-do. The rough, mountainous regions of Gangwon-do make it one of the most unspoiled natural regions of Korea. The mountain peaks rise as..
Haslla Art World is an unusual and beautiful outdoor park dedicated to art. It is located on 61 acres of seaside land near Gangneung in the north east of the country. There are a number of..
If you're looking for a place where you can really get to know the locals and see some beautiful regional Korea at the same time then a trip along the Gangneung Coastline is definitely for..
Hangyeryeong, Misiryeong and Jinburyeong are the three ridges that represent Mt. Seoraksan, and Hangyeryeong long with the Misiryeong. It was called Sodongraryeong as the connecting path..
Phoenix Park is a vacation resort, surrounded by nature 700m above sea level. Less than two hours away from Seoul, it is a perfect mountain area resort, containing everything from hotels..
In the foothills of Mt Seorak in north eastern Ganwon-do is a theme park devoted entirely to water. One of the largest theme parks in South Korea, Seorak Waterpia is loaded with activities..
The 2nd Tunnel, which was made by North Koreans to invade South Korea, was discovered on March 19th, 1975. This tunnel is 3.5km long and sits 50~160 meters below the surface.
You can see Sokcho Beach (450m long, 45-80m wide, average depth 1m) after about a 500m walk from Sokcho Express Bus Terminal. The view of its clear water, white sand and the pine forest is..
Located on Naeseorak, Baekdamsa Temple was built by Ja Jang (590~658) during the reign of Queen Jin-Deok (647-654), 28th ruler of the Silla Dynasty. In the beginning, a temple called..
Baekundong Valley flows 5km from the valley of Mt. Deoktaesan and Mt. Seongaksan. There are oak trees and maple trees growing in thick clusters and clean waters flowing..
The falling water of the loud and magnificent Biryong Fall looks very much like dragons flying up towards the sky, which is why it was named Biryong (flying dragon) Falls.
There is a..
Cheonbuldong Valley is the main Valley of Seorak Mountain and is also called Seorak Valley. It was named Cheonbuldong because the many peaks on either side look like a lineup of a thousand..
Cheongpyeong Temple became more widely known with the opening of Soyang Waterway. It is a thirty-minute walk from the port. The temple stands on the southern ridge of Mt. Bongsan. It was..
Mt. Chiaksan National Park was designated as a national park in December 1984.
For years Chiaksan has inspired hikers with its towering mountain sides and magnificent deep valleys. Its was..
Yeongwol’s Donggang River (river length: 60km) in Gangwon-do is often compared to China’s Gyerim River, with its own picturesque scenery, and is generally recognized as one of the best..
Eulji Observation Platform, located near the Military Demarcation Line, is now one of the most informative relics dating back to the Korean Conflict.
From the Eulji Observation Platform..
Built by an army unit in 1983,Goseong Unification Observatory (700m) was the closest place from where you could view the Mt. Geumgangsan before it was opened to South Koreans. The closest..
Guryongsa Temple is located 6km from Birobong Peak on Mt. Chiaksan, in the direction of Hakkok-ri. Monk Ui Sang (625~702) of the Silla Dynasty (BC 57~AD 935) built and named the temple..
Gwongeumseong is the site of a castle ruins called Mt. Seoraksan, and it is also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle, or Toto Castle. It is located on the steep Dol Mountain of Mt. Seoraksan..
Located 1 km away from Gyeongpodae, Gyeongpodae Beach is a sand bank formed between Gyeongpo Lake and the ocean. This beautiful beach extends to a length of 6 km and is covered with fine..
Gyeongpoho Lake, which means “clear as a mirror”, is located 6 km northeast of Gangneung, and is also called Gunjaho Lake. Gyeongpoho Lake was formed when the mouth of a bay was closed..
South of Naksansa, along the seashore, is Hajodae Beach, with a water depth of 0.5~1.5m and a fine, white sand beach that stretches for 1.5 km.
It is 13 km south of Yangyang-gun, and 1 km..
Hwajinpo is named so because there are sweet briers that bloom by the lake, and it is one of nature’s great lagoons. It is designated Gangwon Provincial Monument No. 10 with a..
The Iron Triangle Battlefield is the area that connects Gimhwa, Pyeonggang and Cheorwon. This area had the highest number of casualties during the Korean War with the Baekmagoji Battle and..
Jangsudae Cliff is a traditional Korean house surrounded by a pine tree forest. It was built where the waterfall stream meets the Hangyecheon Stream, and Jayangjeon was originally built..
Jumunjin Beach is located in the northern-most part of Gangneung, and is a great place for family vacations due to the water's low depth. The flat bottom and clear water make it easy to..
Kangwon Land Casino was Korea’s first ever casino to allow the admission of Koreans. It was established under the ‘Special law regarding support for the development of abandoned mine..
Naerincheon River, the only river that flows north in Korea, crosses Hongcheon and Inje. The name "Naerin" ('cheon' means small river in Korean) is a compound word: 'Nae' is from..
Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon shaped (462,809㎡) isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great..
Odaesan National Park was designated as a national park in 1975. Its name was derived from the the following 5 plateaus: Manwoldae, Jangryeondae, Girindae, Sangsamdae and..
The Ojukheon Residence gets its name from the many black bamboo trees that surround it. It was here where Sinsaimdang (1504~1551) lived and where his son Yulgok (scholar and politician of..
Osaek Hot Springs is in Osaekjigu, a part of Namseorak, and is reputed to have been discovered by a Buddhist monk of Seongguk temple from the Joseon Period (1392~1910). It is 20Km west of..
Sangwonsa Temple is located 8km north of Woljeongsa Temple. Stories are told that Sangwonsa Temple was built by Buddhist monk Ja Jang (590~658) in 643, in the 12th year of Silla Queen..
Sogeumgang Valley located on the east side of Mt. Odaesan, and because the mountain scenery looks as if a crane ('Cheonghak') was spreading its wings, it was also called Cheonghak..
Constructed in 1973, Soyangdam is the largest rock filled dam in Asia. As the waterway is used to bridge together cities, Soyangho Lake which is the largest artificial lake in Korea is..
Uisangdae is located on a seaside hill, on the way to Hongryeonam’s Gwaneum Cave from Naksan temple. It is a small temple, believed to have been built by Ambassador Uisang (625~702)..
Yongpyong Resort, located on the ridge of Mt.Balwangsan, is the first domestic ski resort opening in 1975. With average 250cm of snow each year you can enjoy skiing from November until..
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