Let Us Visit the Beautiful Place of Gangwon-do

Posted on: 9th July 2014

A place gifted with beautiful mountains - Seoraksan, Chiaksan, Odaesan and Taebaeksan - and also full of clean and beautiful beaches really suited for summer, Gangwon-do, is the perfect vacation destination. Gangwon-do offers the kind of attractions that will match your preference or expectation for whatever season you choose to visit in South Korea.

One popular tourist destination in Gangwon-do is the Jeongseon Rail Bike. Your visit here would involve riding a rail bike so you could traverse through the mountains and rivers where plastic dinosaurs are on display. This activity is not that dangerous like those in amusement parks. As you pedal along the way, you will be able to appreciate the great sceneries of nature. It is a great place for families and friends who want to have a great bonding experience. Also in this place, you can find a café named ‘A Grasshopper’s Dream’. It was named as such because it has the shape of a grasshopper which was made from an old train carriage.

AGangwon-do Vacationnother popular tourist destination in Gangwon-do is Seoraksan National Park (which is sometimes spelled as Soraksan).it became a national park in 1965. Mt. Seoraksan is considered as the third highest mountain in South Korea. Mt. Seoraksan was given a name ‘Snowy Crags Mountain’ because the snows in this mountain do not melt, giving it its permanent white state the whole time. In this park, you can see the Sinheungsa Temple wherein there are a lot of Buddhist scriptures donated by the Myanmar Government. And then there is the Osaek Hot Spring which is a natural hot spring. This hot spring is very famous for treating different kinds of diseases like muscle pains, skin irritations, arthritis, diabetes and any blood circulation problem. It is sometimes known as the ‘Beauty Hot Springs’ for it provides cure for most skin ailments due to the high concentration of magnesium, calcium, sulphur and chloric acid in the water.

Chuncheon, the capital city of the Gangwon Province, has a lot of great tourist sites too. One is the ‘Statue of the Soyanggang Maid’ which is a 7-metre high bronze statue dedicated to promote the Korean Song, ‘Soyanggang Cheonyeo’ (Soyanggang Maid). Another place is the Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden. The Gangwon-do Provincial Flower Garden was made to display the local flowers of Gangwon-do and also to preserve nature. This area is filled with gardens, fountains, ponds, stone bridge, and a lot more.

If you love watching sunrise, Jeongdongjin Sunrise Park is a good place for you. Jeongdongjin Sunrise Park became very famous after being chosen as one of the filming locations of the famous drama, the Hourglass. It has also become a favourite place for many couples looking for a romantic dating place. But actually, there are still more to this place than just the awe-inspiring sunrise. It is also the home of the Sun Cruise. This huge ship, which is actually a hotel, is on top of the hill that looks out over the ocean. There is also a large hourglass wherein it is turned by the town every December 31st to symbolize the start of the New Year.

Here are only some of the best places in Gangwon-do. So what are you waiting for? Pack your stuff and make the most out of your vacation here!

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