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Abai Village, Sokcho

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Soak in the peaceful fishing village atmosphere of Abai Village, known for its seafood restaurants and picturesque scenes. During the Korean War, many elderly refugees of North Korea fled here, resulting in its name Abai, meaning "aged person." The village was the backdrop to the extremely popular KBS drama "Autumn in My Heart"; today, you can ride the raft that the main character would regularly use in the show to cross the harbor. The main draw--and the village's livelihood--remains the abundant seafood. Try the popular local delicacy, the Abai sundae: a squid stuffed with clear noodles, tofu, and vegetables. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sokcho holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Abai Village and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This North Korean settlement is very much a residential area but there are two things worth visiting here for. The first is the ferry crossing (only ₩200) which is operated by people pulling the boat ...  more »
  • If you're a K-Drama fan of Autumn in the Heart then this is a must see! We enjoyed helping pull the water taxi across the waterway. The area under the bridge is across the street from the main actress...  more »
  • Have to say that unless I had read reviews, I would not have known that this was a North Korean community rather than South Korean. I'm ashamed to say that after 3 days in Korea, maybe my eye has not ...  more »