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Sokcho

Trip Planner Asia  /  South Korea  /  Gangwon-do  /  Sokcho
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Things to do: nature, sightseeing, trails
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The park and other scenic areas represent the main attractions of Sokcho, where the valley, cliffs, hot springs, and waterfalls inland complement the rugged headlands and beaches of the coast. Culturally speaking, the far northern city includes a village set up to house refugees from North Korea, and many residents here have relatives in the neighboring nation. A trip to Sokcho should also include sampling the local cuisine in one of the numerous restaurants--try the raw or grilled fish, highly regarded on a national level. Use our online itinerary creator: Sokcho and all its delights await.
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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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