The urban center of Sokcho is built around a lake. Downtown is along the Northwest shore of this lake. Western Sokcho is the California of Korea - modern, big buildings, spread out, unreliable bus service. Seorak Ipku has a tourist bureau, beach park, restaurants and bus stops. The Outer Seorak part of Seoraksan National Park is in Sokcho-shi. There's three accomodations areas up there along the road.


Getting thereEdit

By airEdit

The nearest airport is YangYang Airport, with only a daily flight from Busan operated by Korean Air.

By railEdit

No trains at all. Nearest railhead is at Gangneung - take bus from there.

By busEdit

By carEdit

Municipal transitEdit

===Boat=== From downtown near the JoongAng Shijang take a raft over to Abai Village island. This costs 200 won for adults and 100 won for children. You pay at a booth on the Abai side. These interesting crafts are operated by two guys pulling on a cable with hooks.



Department StoresEdit

There's an E-Mart here somewhere.

Grocery StoresEdit

Convenience StoresEdit

Electronics StoresEdit

Home and Garden StoresEdit

Book StoresEdit

General StoresEdit

Dining and EntertainmentEdit

Real places to eatEdit

Abai Island has several restaurants serving the local specialty of Abai Sundae. The small plate goes for 10,000 won, medium 20,000 and large 30,000 won. A bit expensive for sundae but then its a unique kind - made with rice and onions and whatever. Comes with panchan and soup, etc...

The JoongAng Shijang (Central Market) has a section of sundae-guk restaurants.

Two Sundubu Villages are in Western Sokcho. There are many choices of establishments and they all serve sundubu.



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

Specialty Products and FestivalsEdit



Strange attractionsEdit



Outdoor ActivitiesEdit


Seoraksan National Park, of course. There's also a beach park at Seoraksan Ipku.

Related ArticlesEdit

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External linksEdit

Here you can find some more information on this town.

--Skookum 12:53, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)

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