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Ulsanbawi Rock, Sokcho

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An hour-long hike to Ulsanbawi Rock gives you the opportunity to feel like you're standing on the edge of a knife. First you need to climb rather steep steel stairs, but after that, take your time and walk on the paved trail. On your way up you'll spot a Buddhist temple, an ideal resting place. Once you've reached the top, you'll see both sides of the steep ridge. Relax on the summit, and watch the mesmerizing landscape until you decide to go back. Put Ulsanbawi Rock into our Sokcho travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sokcho.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Walked the narrow streets between the rocks. It was almost one road, to worry about trekking, and can climb angle. Surprised tourists behind a procession of ants.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Great choice, takes about three hours. The first two thirds of the walk are quite easy, but the last part is basically just stairs up the rock - but definitely worth the hike! Beautiful view!  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    The first part of the hike is noisy. You don't ascend that much for the first 3 km. But then the stairs (stone and wooden) start and you go up really fast. But it is totally worth it! The return hike ...  more »
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  • October 20, 2016
    It took 5 hours round trip to do Ulsanbawi trail, some people only need 3 hours. Depend on your strength. Total 6 km round trip with up and down step. So exhausted but believe me you will regret it if you don't do it, because the victory is so sweet, and the scenery is amazing. Tips: bring enough water and don't spend much, because on top only one seller who sells tea and is expensive.
  • August 6, 2016
    Worth the climb -- it is an absolutely gorgeous view. The path, which is shaded only a little ways after the temple, involves many many stone and steel stairs. There is no water at the top, so bring lots!
  • June 19, 2017
    Missy decree passed by scientific methods can meet the wonderful scenery of the rocks in Ulsan. Sokcho is expected to make further travel enjoyable.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Trail at best. From various angles everywhere observable
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  • October 4, 2016
    I really would rock ships in Ulsan ... ... ... ... .... Do not go back ... Went up with ... En en ~ ♡ ♡ llao too good I ㅠ ㅠ ♡ ♡ ♡
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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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