TOUR - 32 : Mt. Seorak & East Coast 1N2D Tour
RESERVATION
TOUR
TOUR-32
DURATION
07:00 ~ 17:00
DATE
Available Every day
(Mid. of Mar. ~ End of Nov.)

Reservation in advance at least 3 days before
(1 month before in peak-season)
PRICE

* Weekdays

KRW 350,000 p/p (min. 3 person)
KRW 290,000 p/p (more than 5 person)
Child (age 4~10) : KRW 250,000 p/p
* In case of 2 person : KRW 450,000 p/p

* Weekend/ Holidays/ Peak-season :

Additional charge - KRW 30,000 p/p

Child (age 4~10) : KRW 260,000 p/p

- Peak-season :

24th Apr. ~ 25th May / 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug. /

25th Sep. ~ 31st Oct.

INCLUDED
Tour guide, Transportation, Hotel, Admission fee, Breakfast (Hotel), Lunch (2)
ITINERARY
1st day :
Hotel(Seoul) - Rest in Highway - Mt.Seorak National Park - Gweongeumseong Fortress (by Cable car) - - Shinheungsa Temple - Lunch - Dongmyeong Port (Fish Market) - Yeonggeumjeong -
- Light House Observatory - (Dinner) - Hotel check-in

2nd day :
Breakfast - Naksansa Temple - Naksan Beach - Lunch - Abai Village - to Seoul - Hotel(Seoul)
NOTE
** This tour is group joined tour.
** Lunch - Available for Vegetarian, Muslim etc.
** Dinner - Excluded but the guide will inform you of restaurant.
** Restaurant is subject to the local condition.
** Deposit : 50% of total amount might be made in advance through Paypal.
** Balance : 50% of toatl amount can be made by cash or credit card on the 1st tour day.
** Cancellation is available until 7 days before, after then deposit is no refundable.
** Cable car and Gweongeumseong Fortress might be cancelled due to the weather condition.
     (Replaced to go to the 'Heundeulbawi'-Rocking Boulder)
** Please wear comfortable shoes (outdoor shoes).
Information of Tourist Attraction
Mt. Seorak National Park
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, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as a park preservation area, and in August 1982, as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.
Gweongeumseong Fortress
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 Sogongwon area. It is believed to have been built by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918~1392), Gojong (1213~1259 reign). It is also called Gwon-Kim Castle, as there is a legend that two generals named Gwon and Kim built the castle to avoid war.
Shinheung Temple
Shinheungsa is a short 10min walk away from the entrance to Sogongwon. In fact, many visit because of its close proximity to Sogongwon. 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 reign. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times since.
Dongmyeong Port and Fish Market
Located on the northern of Sokcho are the many raw fish restaurants and dried fish shops of Dongmyeong Port. This bustling port has become one of the most popular tourist spots for those in search of the freshest raw fish restaurants. At Dongmyeong Port it is said that the Seorak Mountains and the East Sea are gifts from nature. The port is filled with raw fish restaurants and a live fish market containing eel, flatfish, flounder, yellowtail, and plethora of other high-end seafood. For raw fish lovers that are in the Sokcho area, Dongmyeong Port is the place to be. Also there is breakwater which is 1Km distance from port to the lighthouse, where is good to take a walk and enjoy the view. From Dongmyeong Port, the Dongchun Cruise is sailing to Hunchun (China) via Zarubino (Russia) as Mt. Baekdu route since 28th April 2000.
Naksansa Temple
Naksansa Temple is located 4km 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. It was rebuilt several times afterwards, and the current building was raised in 1953.
You can get to Naksansa Temple by passing through Iljumun and Hongyaemun. When you enter the temple from Hongyaemun, you can see black bamboo trees and tiled earthen walls on either side of the sanctuary. North of Naksan Beach, beside the copper bell is a back door, with a path that leads to Uisangdae Pavilion and Hongryeonam. Uisangdae is a pavilion built on top of a cliff by the sea, and was built where Ui-Sang used to sit and meditate. Hongryeonam is known as a small Buddhist temple, built above a stone cave by Ui-Sang. Under the sanctuary floor there is a 10cm hole, through which you can peep through to view the sea. Past Uisangdae Pavilion, up the path on the hill at Sinseonbong, 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.
Abai Village
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. Holding up to 35 people, this ‘Gaetbae’ boat operates on manpower (people pulling on ropes moving the boat across a waterway) and can be taken from downtown Sokcho to Cheongho-dong. When looking for a bite to eat, Abai sundae and hamheung naengmyeon are two of the most popular dishes.