Donghae (동해, 東海) is a medium sized Korean city on the East Coast. A strange American kind of city - no proper focus, highways running here and there cutting neighborhoods off from each other.

The population is around 150,000.


The nearest major city is Gangneung which is about 30 minutes away by bus. Bus services to Seoul are regular and cheap (running roughly every 30 minutes and costing around 19000 won). The journey time to Seoul is around 3-4 hours depending on traffic.

Getting thereEdit

By air   Edit

By railEdit

Two train stations, Donghae at the south end of town, and Mukho at the north end. Both are a ways from the center of town.

By busEdit

By carEdit

By Ship Edit

DBS Cruise Ferryoperating  between Donghae,S.Korea - Vladivostok,Russia

Municipal transitEdit


Local bus system also runs buses into neighboring Samcheok and Okgye.


Public MarketsEdit

One in Donghae's center, wherever that is. Another quite good one is in Mukho, the Joongang Shijang.

Department StoresEdit

E-Mart & A-Mart

Grocery StoresEdit

Theres an E-Mart in downtown Donghae. Also an A-Mart which has a Small selection of international foods

Convenience StoresEdit

Electronics StoresEdit


Home and Garden StoresEdit

Book StoresEdit

General StoresEdit

Never saw a cracker barrel in this town....

Dining and EntertainmentEdit

Snack-style barsEdit

Pub-style barsEdit

Fast Food and NoodlesEdit


Auto ServiceEdit

Hair StylingEdit

Tailoring and Dry CleaningEdit

Veterinary ServicesEdit

Travel AgenciesEdit


Electrical ServiceEdit


Internet CoverageEdit

Mobile Phone CoverageEdit

Natural Gas ServiceEdit

Fuel Oil ServiceEdit

Liquid Propane ServiceEdit


Waste Separation RulesEdit

Waste Pickup ScheduleEdit

Local AttractionsEdit

The major attractions are Mansang Beach which is very popular with tourists during the summer months, Murang Valley a large and popular hiking trail and Mukho the fishing port which as well having numerous quality seafood restaurants and a great fish market also has a habour in which one can catch a ferry to the pleasant island of Ullungdo.

Specialty Products and FestivalsEdit




Outdoor ActivitiesEdit


There's beaches in places though many of them are blocked by barbed wire. Some of them included ways to get around the wire. Hanseong beach is small but is only a 10 minute walk from the E-Mart. Many hills to climb. Murreung Valley is only a 30 minute bus-ride away and offers an amazing look at some Korean mountains and valleys. Also, Mansang is a famous beach only a 20 minute drive north of the city.

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External linksEdit

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