It is a land created and gifted by Mother Nature, with exotic scenery of stunning rock cliffs along the ocean, diverse beach activities any time of the year, and great hiking trails deep in the mountains and forests. Gangwon-do Province offers everything that the contactless era wants. Let’s go to Gangwon-do Province, where you can recharge yourself in nature.
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Hongcheon & Inje Misiryeong Healing Road
Misiryeong Healing Road connects the tourist attractions along National Road Nos. 44 and 46 to let visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gangwon-do Province and its culturally significant spots. It is the first “car-hiking” trail in Korea. There are nine attractions, including Sutasa Temple, Garisan Leports Park, Yongso Valley, Hapgangjeong Bungee Jumps, Soyanggang River Trail, and Ulsan Peak.
National Road No. 44 to Local Road No. 56 Misiryeong Tollgate
Hongcheon Tourist Information Center 033-433-1259
Inji Tourist Information Center 033-460-2170
Goseong Ayajin Beach
Ayajin Beach in Goseong has left a strong impression to the public as a filming location of a drama series It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. In addition to the beach, which boasts crystal clear water and white sand, the places that appeared in the series have become popular spots to visit, such as the red lighthouse and the bus stop. The beach has a lot of coral reefs, making it a great place to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving.
Yeongwol Jangneung Royal Tomb & Cheongnyeongpo
Jangneung Royal Tomb (Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009) and Cheongnyeongpo have a sad history of King Danjong, the 6th king and most tragic king of the Joseon Dynasty.
Jangneung Royal Tomb is the tomb of King Danjong, exhibiting historical records of his life.
Cheongnyeongpo is where the king was sent into exile, and it features Danjongeoga, a reproduction of the house where the king lived during exile, and the figures of the king and his servants.
Located near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), one of northernmost points in Korea, Yanggu Arboretum is a nature-oriented ecological town, which has an arboretum, DMZ Wildlife Eco Center, DMZ Wild Flower Garden, and Wood Culture Experience Center. Nestled in the foothills of Daeamsan Mountain at 450 meters above sea level, the area allows you to see rare plants growing near the Military Demarcation Line inside the DMZ and enjoy an open view of the highlands.
Gangneung Anbandegi Village
Anbandegi Village is located 1,100 meters above sea level. Its large highland vegetable farms and a dozen of wind power generators create an exotic ambience. As it is a plateau area, everything in your sight seems to meet the blue sky.
It is a truly relaxing getaway, where you can take a walk in the morning mist and see a number of stars twinkling in the sky as well as the Milky Way.