|Best Autumn Getaway in Gangwon-do|
Gangwon-do Province is indeed the best tourist destination in Korea with its mountains, sea, and numerous attractions that are enjoyed during all four seasons. In the fall, travelers visit the beautiful foliage in the mountains and the sea that is as romantic as in the summer. Whether alone or in a group, visitors can fully enjoy the autumn mood in Gangwon-do. Here is a preview of some of the major destinations in the province that can be easily reached within 2 to 3 hours from Seoul.
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Only an hour from Seoul by subway, Chuncheon is a favorite tourist destination for the Korean people. It boasts a beautiful landscape, a variety of things to see and enjoy, as well as green mountains and clean lakes. In particular, Namiseom is one of the famous filming locations of the Korean drama Winter Sonata. As such, it has attracted numerous international visitors who enjoy a leisurely stroll in nature.
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Located in the Southwest of Gangwon-do Province, Wonju is within an easy, 2-hour drive from Seoul. Enthusiastic hikers are recommended to visit Mt. Chiaksan National Park. The mountain offers numerous tracks, ranging from 2.8 kilometers to 23.8 kilometers. In the fall, the mountain offers beautiful foliage. Along the hiking trail, one can also find historic Buddhist temples like Guryongsa and Sangwonsa that date back to the Silla Dynasty (BC 57∼AD 935).
Recommended Tourist Attractions* MORE INFO: english.wonju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Home to Donggang, a river famous for rafting, Yeongwol is a town of leisure sports, a photo museum, and Byeolmaro Astronomical Observatory. The area surrounding Jangneung, the tomb of Danjong who was the 6th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910), is beautiful with its gingko and maple trees.
Recommended Tourist Attractions* MORE INFO: www.ywtour.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
A major mountainous region of Korea, Jeongseon is a town located at a high altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. As such, it boasts a beautiful landscape and offers interesting things to see and enjoy such as the rail bike, Auraji Resort, and Kangwon Land.
Recommended Tourist Attractions* MORE INFO: eng.jeongseon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Samcheok has been the filming location of so many Korean movies and dramas like April Snow and One Fine Spring Day, that one could call the whole town a film studio. You can walk along the beautiful and quiet beach for relaxation, or visit Haesindang, a theme park near the sea.
Recommended Tourist Attractions* MORE INFO: eng.samcheok.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)