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Address
122, Cheongho-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 속초시 청호로 122 (청호동)
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+82-17-384-5008
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Introduction
The village of Cheongho-dong is now the hometown to many people of North Korean ancestry and is commonly referred to as ‘Abai village.’ The word ‘Abai’ comes from the Hamgyeong-do Province dialect meaning ‘an aged person.’ 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. 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.
Admission Fees
Free
Available Facilities
Expo venue, beach, lighthouse, restaurants, Gaetbae (boat), sae fishing, biking, hiking, cruise
Restrooms
Available
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Pets
Permitted
Directions
From Sokcho Express Terminal, take city bus 1, 7, or 9 (10 min ride). Taxi takes 5 min.

From Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal, take city bus 7-1 or 9-1 and get off at City Hall (10 min ride).
Walk 5 min and take a boat on the way to Cheongho-dong.

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