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Gangwon-do » Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak)

Address Gangwon-do Sokcho-si Seorak-dong
The park is spread across 4 cities and counties: Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. The highest peak is Daecheongbong; to the east is OeSeorak and to the west is NaeSeorak, which is divided again into North NaeSeorak and South NaeSeorak. North NaeSeorak is composed of Bukcheon, which flows to Ingyecheon and Baekdamcheon. There are numerous valleys in NaeSeorak. Follow the Baekdamcheon valley where all the streams meet and you will reach Baekdamsa Temple, which is known for its beautiful scenery. Upstream there is Gayadong valley and Suryeomdong valley, and past Yeongsiam and Mangyeongdae there is Madeungryeong ridge (1,327m) that leads to Seorakdong. Follow Suryeomdong valley and you will reach Waryong Waterfall and Ssangpok. Further up is Bongjeongam (1,224m sea level). Once you arrive at Daecheong peak you can view the magnificent mountain range. The sunrise viewed from here is spectacular and should not be missed. South NaeSeorak directs the valley from Oknyeotang area to Hangyeryeong. Daeseung Waterfall north of Jangsudae is the most beautiful site of NaeSeorak, which is 88m high. South of Yongdaeri valley is the twelve fairy bathing spring, Oktang Falls, and Yongtang Falls, along with several other traditional relics.

Gangwon-do » Sokcho-si » Abai Village

Address Gangwon-do Sokcho-si Cheongho-dong
The village of Cheongho-dong is now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ Many elderly people fled to Cheongho-dong from North Korea during the Korean War; the large number of older residents resulted in the town’s current nickname. The streets of Cheongho-dong are lined with small Korean houses reminding many of Seoul in the 1970s. The simple nature of the town and quietness of the sea make for a unique atmosphere in Cheongho-dong. This area became extremely popular after the Korean drama ‘Gaeul Donghwa’ (Autumn in My Heart) was filmed here. In the drama, the lead actress’s mother had a supermarket in Cheongho-dong. Nearby the supermarket the lead actress often took a boat, which has now become a popular attraction for tourists.

Gangwon-do » Seatrain

Address Gangwon-do Gangneung-si
Gangneung offers a harmonic blend of traditional culture and the beauty of the East Sea: traditional Korean houses in Seongyojang and Ojukhyeon, the wonders of nature in the Daegwallyeong area, and the deep blue of the East Sea at Gyongpodae Beach. Gangneung is especially popular in the summer, with Gyongpodae Beach being the main attraction.

Gangwon-do » Naksansa Temple

Address Gangwon-do Yangyang-gun Ganghyeon-myeon
Naksansa Temple is located 4 km north of Naksan Beach, and boasts a 1,300-year history. It is a temple built by Ui-Sang, the ambassador of the 30th King of Silla Period (57 BC~AD 935), and inside there is the Seven Floor Stone Tower, Dongjong, Hongyaemun, together with several other cultural assets. It was named Naksansa Temple by Ui-Sang, at the spot where he learned the prayer "Gwansae-eumbosal" from Bosal, after he returned from studying abroad in the Chinese Dang Kingdom.

Gangwon-do » Woljeongsa Temple

Address Gangwon-do Pyeongchang-gun Jinbu-myeon
Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 monasteries made into one large temple. Woljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590~658). At Woljeongsa Temple there is the Seongbo Museum where you can view the Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918∼1392)), the Octagon shaped 9-story pagoda, also called as the Sari-pagoda (relic pagoda), and the Stone Seated Buddha figure. Also there is the Jeokmyeolbogung where Buddha's bones are said to be preserved, and the large sermon hall Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion. Many cultural assets and historic data were lost at this time.

Gangwon-do » Namiseom Island

Address Gangwon-do Chuncheon-si Namsan-myeon
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 victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455 ~ 1468). In particular, Nami Island is one of the famous filming locations of the Korean drama Winter Sonata.