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Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho

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Listed as a tentative World Heritage Site, Seoraksan National Park shelters rare animal and plant life on an area of 163.6 sq km (63.2 sq mi), popular among tourists and naturalists. Valued for its natural diversity, the park has registered about 1,010 species of plants and 1,560 species of animals. Black bears, Siberian flying squirrels, otters, and other animals roam the reserve, just make sure to follow all safety measures during encounters. Besides exploring the serene natural environment, you can also visit the Buddhist temples situated near the park. The mountainous area--covered in pine trees, oaks, and other deciduous trees--annually receives more than 1,000 millimeters of precipitation, so carry an umbrella just in case. Using our online itinerary creator, Sokcho attractions like Seoraksan National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited this place once in winter many years ago & this time in summer. It provides a totally different view and feel to it. Moreover since it's de low season we could take our time to snap all the ph...  more »
  • Very peaceful place. I highly recommend going to this place. There's a cable car going up the mountain. Great views at the top. We also hiked the mountain top. Kinda slippery because of the melted sno...  more »
  • We hiked the Seoraksan Mountain and it gave us an awe view from the top of the mountain. You can choose to hike from below or to take the cable car up. It's really windy up there so I wouldn't persona...  more »

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Where to stay in Sokcho

The accommodations of Sokcho are split between the city and the national park. The main urban area lies close to the sea; here, luxury and standard hotels and budget-friendly hostels provide good access to the beaches along the coast, as well as the restaurants and bars of the city center. Inland, you'll find a solid mix of resorts, hotels, and hostels in the national park, particularly close to the hot springs and skiable areas.
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