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Sokcho [1] is a city in Gangwon, South Korea.

Understand

Sokcho has a population of around 84,000. It's quite a sleepy city and is known as a gateway to Seoraksan National Park, which is a 30 minute bus ride from the central hub. Also, the DMZ is located an hour north by bus, from the central hub. The city has many beaches and areas to view the East Sea, or Sea of Japan.

Get in

Buses leave from Seoul to Sokcho every 30 minutes.

No trains serve Sokcho.

Sokcho also serves as the terminal for Russian ferries.

Get around

Sokcho is a sprawling city. The buses are infrequent for a Korean city. The two bus terminals (intercity and express) are some distance from one another. City buses leave regularly for Seoraksan National Park. The bus leaves irregularly for Osaek (south Seoraksan) from the intercity bus terminal.

See

Do

Buy

If you're lost without an essential and are having trouble finding it try the E-mart near the express bus terminal. Also, fans of dried squid can find a whole package of squid for only 10,000 won, which is the same price, if not less, that most restaurants sell one squid for.

Eat

Drink

Sokcho is not filled with the plethora of hofs (restaurants with a drinking atmosphere), but almost all restaurants serve beer and soju (sweet potato wine, between 35-40 proof) for 3,000 Won per liter of beer, 500 mL of soju. Hofs do exist, but are scattered, and mostly empty.

Sleep

Contact

There are tourist information kiosks beside both the intercity and express bus terminals.

Get out

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