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The Best Things to Do in Sokcho

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Things to do in Sokcho

National Park
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)
Tours from £267
Hiking Trail
Ulsanbawi Rock , Sokcho
Flea Market
Get a taste for the city at Sokcho Central Market. Join the crowd of visitors who come here on a daily basis to try local specialties at affo
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Duration: 2 days
• Tourist will be picked up and sent at a hotel in Seoul or nearby Seoul• Can enjoy all of freedom as a private tour for only one group • Can listen to all the useful information such as politics, religions, society, culture and nature of Korea while traveling from full of knowledgeable driving guide • Visit Nami Island, the most popular tourist spot in Korea • A tour with all admission fees, including sightseeing of mountains, Seoraksan Cable car, Buddhist temple and the beautiful scenery Harbor of East Coast • Visit the Beautiful 1300-year-old historical temple called Naksansa on the east coast of Korea
Book on Viator from £316
Religious Site
The oldest Zen temple in the world, Sinheungsa Temple serves as a pilgrimage destination for believers from all over the globe, as well as a
Water Park
Seorak Waterpia , Sokcho
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National Parks · Landmarks · Hiking 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 South Korea sightseeing app to arrange your visit to Sokcho and other destinations in South Korea.

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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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