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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. Arrange to visit Ulsanbawi Rock and other attractions in Sokcho using our Sokcho trip itinerary maker app .
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  • If you go to see the temple with the balancing rock, the path beyond gets steeper and heads for the Ulsanbawi Rock. The path is so steep that it becomes a stairway ... I never got to the top as I was ...  more »
  • We did this hike end of October, it's the perfect time for this because the fall colors are splendid with maple trees between the yellow and the red on the entire first part of the journey. This hike is approximately 4 km long. The first half is easy and leads up to a temple built in a cave near a stone which can (seems you it) being blurred (to be really strong or very many). The last km of hiking is done on the staircase and the vertical drop is much more important. Taking his time it is done well. Our 6 year old daughter has it fact, with moan at the end. The view from the top is superb.
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  • only rocks and temple, not so interesting. I should have hiked to another top instead. It is 3.5km far from the starting point. So better choose another path.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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  • Trail at best. From various angles everywhere observable
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  • 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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