Beyond Seoul: 5 places worth discovering


Sokcho & Seoraksan National Park

Sokcho, in Korea’s northeast, is renowned for its natural landscapes and culinary delights. Seoraksan National Park, a highlight, offers stunning mountain scenery, hiking trails, and the famous Sinheungsa Temple. In addition to the wonderful adventures, the city’s East Sea beaches, like Sokcho Beach, are perfect for relaxation and the  bustling Jungang Market is a food lover’s paradise, known for fresh seafood and local specialties. 

Suggested stay: 1-3 days

How to get there: Sokcho is one of the rare destinations in Korea not serviced by train. However it is an easy 2-2.5 hour drive from Seoul, with regularly scheduled buses. To reach Seoraksan National Park is a further 30 minute drive from Sokcho. 

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