Korea is always have many beautiful place to visit in Winter. After visiting Jade Garden & Garden of Morning Calm yesterday, today I'm gonna visit Mount Seorak which located in Sokcho.
How to Get There
Starting my journey from Hongik Station Seoul take line 2 (green one) and stop at Euljiro 1 station then transit to Line 3 (orange) after that stop at Express Bus Terminal Station. From terminal, I take bus to Sokcho with fare KRW 18.000 per person. Need 3 hours to arrive at Sokcho.
Arriving at Sokcho Express Bus Terminal, I'm going out from terminal and walk to the shelter bus in across the street then take bus number 7-11 to Mount Seorak, this bus fare is about KRW 1.100. Needs 30 minutes to arrive at Mount Seorak shelter.
What to Do
Arrive in front of Mount Seorak gate and buy admission fee about KRW 3500 per person. In front of Mount Seorak, you'll see Mount Seorak's statue and don't forget to take picture there. LOL
There are 2 ways for going to Mount Seorak, first is walk and by cable car. Of course I choose the second option, for saving time arrive there. After buy cable car ticket about KRW 10.000, I'm take the cable car to the top.
Arriving at the top of mountain, the view is very stunning. Everything is white, although the it's windy and very cold..
Satisfied taking picture in the top of mountain, I go down for tasting some food or something which make me warm. Beside hiking and trekking you can also skiing in ski resort during winter season, but unfortunatelly I can't skiing so I just sit watching people playing ski while eating my tteokbokki. Or if you won't play ski, you can build snowman with your family here :)
Video by Arirang Culture
Tips and Trick
Visiting Korea in Winter always wear winter coat, boots, gloves, hat and extra socks. Before hike into this mountain, better you prepare yourself for hike in winter bacause the weather is very cold and windy. Bring mineral water, snacks and medicine. For you who want to taking picture in the top of mountain, bring camera's cover for keep your camera warm.