Seoraksan National Park, Sokcho

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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), popular among tourists and naturalists. Valued for its natural diversity, the park has registered about 1,010 species of plants and 1,560 species of animals. Black bears, Siberian flying squirrels, otters, and other animals roam the reserve, just make sure to follow all safety measures during encounters. Besides exploring the serene natural environment, you can also visit the Buddhist temples situated near the park. The mountainous area--covered in pine trees, oaks, and other deciduous trees--annually receives more than 1,000 millimeters of precipitation, so carry an umbrella just in case. Using our world travel planner, Sokcho attractions like Seoraksan National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was our first National Park in Korea, and we were ecstatic! Stunningly beautiful mountains, and even bad weather (it was pretty intense rain) could not spoil the experience. Wonderful comfortable home trail, good stairs where it goes on the rocks. Very beautiful temples!
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  • The cable car, you can go comfortably as you can feel the beauty of nature. Add a picture and I really recommend it.
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  • We went there on a private tour last 24th December. It was so cold that day and it was raining non-stop. When we went down from the car, the mountain greeted us and it was a magnificent sight. Cable c...  more »

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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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