“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
-J. R. R. Tolkien
Sokcho, two days ferry ride from Vladivostok, an hour to the DMZ, a home for North Korean refugees in the 50s, entrance to the highest mountain in South Korea, a place between the sea and the mountains. Here is Sokcho. Welcome to the gateway of the Eastern shore.
For those Korean drama lovers, a token from Autumn in My Heart.
To the highest mountain in South Korea, Seoraksan
Hungry? Sokcho is right by the Eastern Sea, no shortage of seafood here.
Hope you enjoy this rare gem of eastern Korea. The sea is bluer here, the mountains are greener and higher here. Sokcho is definitely worth a trip if you love hiking and nature.
Next week, Misshoggy will be going to Japan, to explore some of the best in Kansai region.
From Seoul, take the express bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, bound for Sokcho. It should take you around 3 hours. It should cost you around 25,000 Won one way.
To get to:
Seoraksan National Park:
Opposite Sokcho Express Terminal, take bus no. 7 or 7-1. Each bus ride cost 1,300 Won.
Opposite Sokcho Express Terminal, take Bus No. 1, 7, or 9. Each bus ride cost 1,300 Won.
Note: T-money does not work in Sokcho. Cash or EB card only on Sokcho buses.
Sokcho Tourist and Fishery Market:
From Abai Village, take the gaetbae across to downtown Sokcho. The market would be visible across the street. 200 Won one way.
Misshoggy stayed in Good Morning Hotel, right across from Sokcho Express Terminal.
~40,000 Won a night.