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Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)

  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Seorak Special Tourist Zone (설악 관광특구)
  • Address Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
    강원도 속초시
  • Type Amusement Parks/ Tourist Resorts
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-33-249-2775
  • Homepage seorak.knps.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    www.sokchotour.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Seorak Special Tourist Zone is a vast zone included in 3 administrative districts, encompassing the entirety of Seoraksan Mountain. In this zone, visitors have various ways to enjoy Seoraksan Mountain and the natural environment of the East Sea region.

    Sokcho, which occupies the largest area in the zone, comes first when talking about Seoraksan National Park. Tourists can appreciate the picturesque scenery of the sea and coastal lakes as well as the mountain scenery of Seoraksan Mountain. Hikers can climb the mountain or ride a cable car. Sokcho Beach is a hot spot that attracts young people who fill the place with energy and life all through the summer.

    Abai Village, which appeared in several TV dramas for its unique atmosphere, and Sokcho Jungang Market offer local specialties, such as abai sundae (Korean sausage) and dak gangjeong (glazed fried chicken bites).

    Goseong, which is bordered by Seoraksan Mountain and Geumgangsan Mountain, is part of the Northern Limit Line (NLL) that offers a unpolluted, beautiful landscape around the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Hwajinpo Beach near Hwajinpo Lake, which is a lagoon, and Songjiho Beach near Songjiho Lake are the best places to spend a peaceful vacation. At Hwajinpo Lake, tourists can visit the summer house used by the first South Korean President Syngman Rhee and Castle of Hwajinpo, visited by the former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung before the division of the Korean Peninsula. Lastly, although it is a relatively small part of Seorak Special Tourist Zone, Yangyang has resources for mountain tourism and maritime culture, such as Seoraksan National Park and Naksan Provincial Park. Naksan Beach, Naksansa Temple and Hajodae are popular tourist sites. It is also famous as a district producing high quality pine mushroom.

    * Current State of Seorak Special Tourist Zone
    1) Districts Covered: Areas around Sokcho-si and parts of Goseong and Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
    2) Area: 138.2k㎡(Sokcho 104.9k㎡, Goseong 30.5k㎡, Yangyang 2.8k㎡)

    * Tourist Attractions
    Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho Beach, Naksan Provincial Park, Hwajinpo Lake, Songjiho Lake, Hajodae Pavilion, Naksansa Temple, Osaek Mineral Spring, etc.


    Current Status
    Special Tourist Zone designation date: January 31, 1997

    Parking Facilities
    Parking lots are available at Seoraksan National Park, Naksan Provincial Park, the beaches and tourist sites.

    Available Facilities
    Tourist information center, souvenir shop, entertainment restaurant, casino

    Restrooms
    Public restrooms are available at Seoraksan National Park, Naksan Provincial Park, the beaches and tourist sites.

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Sokcho Cultural Tourism, Goseong Cultural Tourism and Yangyang Cultural Tourism offer travel information on each of their websites in English, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

    Pets
    Pets are usually allowed at the beaches and other tourist sites except the national park.

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