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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  • August 18, 2017
    the Park is well laid out for a good family outing. Attention, in case of wind, the cable car can be closed...
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  • August 18, 2017
    Is a famous rock formations and Buddha land and walk through rock Ridge was adventurous, even the steepness. He mingled with local people, there were foreigners.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We had a delightful moment trekking around the parc and visiting the different temples and rivers. Unfortunately, the rain stopped us 1.8km from the top. Who knows, better luck tomorrow? You have need...  more »

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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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