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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.
Seoraksan National Park reviews
My partner and I did this hike in winter. We took the No.7 bus from the stop about 100m down from Sokcho express bus terminal (1,700 WON each) and arrived at the entrance. It was absolutely a must...
My partner and I did this hike in winter. We took the No.7 bus from the stop about 100m down from Sokcho express bus terminal (1,700 WON each) and arrived at the entrance. It was absolutely a must... more »
A really amazing Nationalpark for a great hike. The nature in autumn is really beautiful and the views you can get there are really amazing! Due the weekends it could be really crowded
A really amazing Nationalpark for a great hike. The nature in autumn is really beautiful and the views you can get there are really amazing! Due the weekends it could be really crowded more »
Such a beautiful and magnificent mountain with amazing tracking routes, beautiful temples and breathtaking streams. If you love nature and tracking, you will 100% love this place.
Such a beautiful and magnificent mountain with amazing tracking routes, beautiful temples and breathtaking streams. If you love nature and tracking, you will 100% love this place. more »
I super love this place most especially during the autumn season. It's a huge park where you can enjoy the super cold weather while being amazed by your surroundings. Take the cable car to the top of Mt. Seorak to fully appreciate the place.
Very beautiful, amazing place. You gotta walk 3.8 km just to get to the bottom of the mountain, and the walk up the stairs almost a kilometer, and all the while enjoying the view step-by-step. Bring some water and some kind of snack bar 'cause you gonna need it. You will definitely get tired walking up ,but once you get to the peak and down, a fresh air of relief will wash down all ur tiredness. It is worth it!
Love it 💚 This national park iz a MUST SEE while traveling in South Korea 🌳⛰️ ..I would recommend you go to on Ulsanbawi rock hike - views in between and on the top are amazing 🤩 ..i was 1.5h hike (one way) but its easy 👍, you don't need to be in a great shape to do this, just be ready for a lot of stairs at the last 30min 🤭 but trust me, it is worth it 🥰
Amazing park! The gonola was an excellent highlight and if you go up the gondola, please do the 5 minute short hike to the top! Fantastic views! Do be warned that there is a bit of a drop off at the top so stay away from the edge (lots of signage though so dont worry). We also did the waterfalls hike. It took about 3 hours round trip. If you do this hike, the final section that goes up many stairs is well worth it, but alot harder than the beginning section of the trail.
Came on 25 Oct. A very beautiful and serene place for hiking and also for calming the minds. The loads of Christmas trees🌲🌲🌲 filled the air with Christmas vibe. At the same time enjoying the Autumn leaves🍁🍁🍁. If you’re self-driving🚗, do buffer 30-60 mins queuing into the car park (good luck finding for a lot). Do buffer at least 1 hour waiting time for boarding cable car🚡 ride if you’re planning to go to the top🏔. I would not suggest going up if you only have a couple of hours here. There are few restaurants after the main entrance. Most serving the same menu.
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