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 world travel planner, Sokcho attractions like Seoraksan National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A 2.5-hour ride from Seoul, Seoraksan is definitely one of the must-sees in Korea. We went here when autumn was about to turn the whole mountain into red but not quite yet so we had the opportunity to...  more »
  • tempatnya bagus karena kebetulan saya suka alam, jangan lupa klo sampe disana berphoto dengan pohon keberuntungan, konon ceritanya banyak orang local photo truz dipajang di ruang tamu  more »
  • Beautiful scenery, breathing taking autumn colours , Best hotel to stay for daily walks is Kensington Star Hotel  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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