2D1N Mt. Seorak and East Sea

In this tour, you will see the most famous mountain in South Korea, Mt. Seorak and wonder of natural beauty of the East Sea of Korea. How economical it is that enjoying the Mountain and the East Sea together. It is really worth visiting one of mountains in South Korea, because 70% of Korean peninsula is mountain or mountainous. There are lots of beautiful mountains e.g. Mt. Seorak, Mt. Jiri, Mt. Naejang, Mt. Halla, Mt. Taebaek, Mt. Gyeobang, etc.

 

Mt. Seorak is coolest mountain ever.  There are many beautiful places near by the Seorak mountain, so we can visit Buddhist temple, beach, port and taste sea food if you like seafood. 

After tour of Mt. Seorak and the East Sea, stay overnight in Sokcho. You will enjoy Ojukheon in Gangreung city, Coffee street and 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic ski jump on the next day. Then you will be transferred back to Seoul. 

Our guide will pick you up in the lobby (on the 1st floor if lobby is not on the first floor) of your hotel in Soul according to a schedule we will confirm each other and drive about three hours to Sokcho city where the Mt. Seorak is located. And the guide will show you around Mt. Seorak, Sinheungsa, East Sea, Gangreung city and Pyeongchang-gun.   

  

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or agreed place.  

Tour Description

Transfer to Sokcho city from your Hotel in Seoul.

{Day 1}   - Mt. Seorak and East Sea of Korea

 

​Mt. Seorak - Gwongeumseong Fortress

There are very popular mountains in South Korea, those are Mt. Seorak, Halla, Jiri, Bukhan, Taebaek, Naejang and Gyebang, etc.

 

Among them, Mt. Seorak as national park is the most popular mountain which is located in the east coast from Seoul. The total area is 398,539㎢ and Over 2,000 animal species live in 1,708 meters high mountain. The mountain has beautiful scenery in every season. Flowers in Spring, Green plant and trees in Summer, Colorful  autumn foliage in Autumn and beautiful snow-covered peaks of the mountain. 

Sinheungsa Buddhist Temple 

Historical accounts of Sinheungsa temple vary as to whether this ancient Zen Buddhism temple was first constructed by Jajang in 653, first called Hyangseongsa (Temple of Zen Buddhism), or in 637 following his return from Tang China. It burned to the ground in 699, was rebuilt in 710, burned again in 1645 and was rebuilt in 1648 at its present location by Uisang. This temple is believed to be the oldest Zen Buddhism temple in the world. 

 

There is 108 ton gilt-bronze Buddha statue, called "Tongil Daebul", sits atop a 4.3-meter high pedestal, of the same material, making the total height 18.9-meter excluding the lightning rod and nimbus.

Sokcho Toutist & Fishery Market (Jungang Market) 

Sokcho Tourist & Fishery market was opened in 1982, and is comprised of around 450 stores throughout 1 basement level and 2 above-ground levels. The Sokcho Jungang Market recently changed its name to Tourist & Fishery Market (formerly Jungang Market).

 

It covers a total floor area of 15,436 ㎡. Fishery items and raw fish restaurants are located on the basement level, and general whole sales and retail sales, such as food and clothes, are available on the first and second floors.

 

In addition, many of Sokcho's famous snacks like dak-gangjeong (sweet and sour chicken) are found at many of the stalls inside the market. 


 

Dongmyeong port (Yeonggeumjeong) 

Dongmyeng Port is small local port with Yeonggeumjeon pavilion which is located over the sea. It is great refresh for the tourist to watch breaking surf against rocks. The wave is as strong as to close the beach when it is strong wind. 

 

Naksansa Temple & Naksan Beach 

Naksansa Temple boasts a 1,300-year history. It is a temple built by Ui-Sang, the ambassador of the 30th King of Silla Period (57 BCE - 935 CE).

 

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 Tang Kingdom. It was rebuilt several times. 


There is a stone statue of Buddha called Haesugwaneumsang. It is the largest of its kind in the Orient, and can be seen from as far as Mulchi Harbor. 

 

Uisangdae is located on a seaside hill, on the way to Hongnyeonam Hermitage’s Gwaneumgul Cave from Naksansa Temple. It is a small temple, believed to have been built by Great Monk Uisang (625-702) during King Munmu’s reign (661-681) during Silla Period, on the spot where Uisang used to meditate while building Naksansa Temple. The current pavilion was built in 1925. 

 

{overnight in Sokcho city}  

{Day 2}   - Gangreung, PyeongChang and back to Seoul

 

Ojukheon 

Ojukheon House was where Shin Saimdang (1504-1551) lived and where her son Yi I (penname Yulgok; scholar and politician of the Joseon Period) was born.

 

It was built during the early Joseon Dynasty and remains one of the oldest wooden residential buildings in Korea. It was designated as Treasure No. 165 in 1963 and has been maintained by the descendants throughout the generations.

Inside Ojukheon is Yulgok Memorial Hall, Mongryongsil, where Yi I was born, the household shrine called Munseongsa, and the various entrance gates. 

Anmok Beach and Coffee Street

Anmok Beach spans over 500 meters in length and covers an area of 20,000 ㎡. The beach is often packed with families on a vacation. This place has gotten more popular because of the cafe street that sells coffee. 

 

Right in front of the beach is Anmok Port, where around 23 fishing boats can be moored to unload their catch of seaweed in the spring; flatfish, squid, octopus in the summer; and sail-fin sand-fish, and pollack in the fall and winter.

Alpensia Ski Jump

One of interesting place to visit in PyeongChang area is Alpensia Ski Jump.  The view from the Ski Jump Slopes is unique. It feels like you are 'a free bird in the sky'. 

 

There are two ski jumps. It is very interesting that winter is not very long in South Korea but a winter provides lots of activities to Koreans as well as travelers.  

 
Accommodation - listed hotel or similar 

Sokcho

Hotel Swiss Rossen or similar ★★★ (Sokcho) 
Address: 106, Daepohangheumang-gil, Sokcho-si 
Homepage: https://www.ramadasc.co.kr

 
Tour Itinerary

{Day 1}

 

08:00               Pick up in the lobby (Seoul) 

                       (1st floor if lobby is not

                        on the 1st floor)

08:00 - 11:00   Transfer 

11:00 - 13:00   Mt. Seorak & Shinheunsa 

13:00 - 14:00   Sokcho Jungang Market 

14:00 - 15:00   Dongmyeong Port 

15:00 - 17:00   Naksansa & Naksan Beach 

17:00               Overnight in Sokcho  

{Day 2} 

09:00               meet your guide 

09:00 - 10:15   transfer 

10:15 - 11:30   Ojukheon 

11:30 - 13:10   Anmok Beach and coffee street

13:10 - 14:20  transfer 

14:20 - 15:30  Alpensia Ski Jump Sightseeing 

15:30 - 18:30  transfer 

18:30              Drop off at you hotel in Seoul 

                       (or agreed place in Seoul)

 
Tour Pricing

Tour Rate (price per person)  

Inclusions

  • All admission fees to tourists sites 

  • Local English-speaking guide service

  • Round trip transfer service with private vehicle

  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul

  • Accommodations 

  • Cable car 

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Meals and beverages 

Remarks

  • Itinerary is subject to seasonal local conditions 

  • Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage) 

  • Cable car to the Geongeumseong fortress does not operate if it is bad weather.  

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