MSW - 2 : 1N2D Mt. Seorak & East Coast Tour
RESERVATION
TOUR
MSW-2
DURATION
07:30 ~ 17:00
DATE
Available Every day
(Beg. of Dec. ~ Mid. of Mar.)
PRICE

- Weekdays
KRW 370,000 p/p (3 ~ 4 person)
KRW 310,000 p/p (5 or more)
Child (age 4~10) : KRW 260,000 p/p
* In case of 2 person : KRW 470,000 p/p

 

- Weekend/ Holidays

KRW 390,000 p/p (3 ~ 4 person)

KRW 340,000 p/p (5 or more)

Child (age 4~10) : KRW 270,000 p/p

* In case of 2 person : KRW 500,000 p/p

INCLUDED
Transportation, Guide, Admission fee, Hotel, Breakfast (1), Lunch (2)
ITINERARY
1st day : Pick-up - to Mt.Seorak National Park - Gweongeumseong Fortress (by cable car) -
               Shinheungsa Temple - Lunch - Dongmyeong Port (fish market) -
               Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion - Hotel check-in (Sokcho)
2nd day : Breakfast - Naksansa Temple - Naksan Beach - Abai Village - Lunch -
                 Sokcho open market - to Seoul - Hotel
NOTE
** This tour is group joined tour.
** Lunch - Available for Vegetarian, Muslim etc.
** Dinner - Excluded but the guide will inform you of restaurant.
** Deposit : 50% of total amount is required until at least 14 days prior.
** Balance : 50% of total amount can be made by cash or credit card on the 1st tour day.
** Cable car and Gweongeumseong Fortress might be cancelled due to the weather condition.
     (Replaced to go to the 'Heundeul-bawi' - Rocking Boulder)
** Please wear comfortable shoes (outdoor shoes).
** Tour schedule might be delayed due to the traffic / weather conditions.
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.
Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion
Located at the entrance of Dongmyeong Port, Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion is often visited by citizens of Sokcho as it has great view and close from the city. Actually, you cannot find pavilion at Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion since it is a stone mountain. It received its name from the mysterious and beautiful sound that is made as waves hit the rock, which it is similar to Korean lute, Geomungo. At the end of the 50m-long bridge built over a rocky peninsula is a Sunrise Pavilion offering a view of the East Sea and you can enjoy surrounding sceneries and wave sounds
Light House Observatory
The Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory provides fantastic views of the nearby Mt.Seorak, East Sea and Sokcho area. The most breathtaking views are the ocean vistas. The white lighthouse has a romantic atmosphere to it. Inside the lighthouse, binoculars are available to view distant points of interest. This area is also famous for its sunrises.
Naksansa Temple & Naksan Beach
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 (copper bell), Hongyaemun, together with several other cultural assets. Uisangdae is a pavilion built on top of a cliff by the sea, and was built where Ui-Sang used to sit and meditate. Hongryeon-am 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 Haesu-gwaneum-sang. 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, Abai Village, 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 Soondae and Hamheung Naengmyeon are two of the most popular dishes.