Listed as a tentative World Heritage Site, Seoraksan National Park shelters rare animal and plant life on an area of 163.6 sq km (63.2 sq mi), popular among tourists and naturalists. Valued for its natural diversity, the park has registered about 1,010 species of plants and 1,560 species of animals. Black bears, Siberian flying squirrels, otters, and other animals roam the reserve, just make sure to follow all safety measures during encounters. Besides exploring the serene natural environment, you can also visit the Buddhist temples situated near the park. The mountainous area--covered in pine trees, oaks, and other deciduous trees--annually receives more than 1,000 millimeters of precipitation, so carry an umbrella just in case. Using our world travel planner, Sokcho attractions like Seoraksan National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Seoraksan National Park reviews
I visited Seoraksan National Park on the last week of October and it was the peak of autumn foliage in the mountain. I think I came just at the perfect time when leaves are still intact in the trees..... more »
A must visit for nature lovers, site seers, and hikers a like. This place offers days of exploration for the occasional hiker to the most experienced more »
If you want to go hiking, see the best known mountain range in South Korea or just get some epic photos, then make sure you visit the Seoraksan National Park. Within the park you’ll find pine forests, jagged and rocky mountain peaks, crystal clear streams and stunning lakes. Seoraksan National Park is also home to over 2,000 animal species. Start your visit at the National Park Visitor Centre, where you can pick up free maps in English and Korean. Then, enjoy the miles and miles of signposted hiking trails that crisscross the entire park.
This place is so peaceful and quiet that you may take a rest and reduce your stress by watching the beautiful scenery. If you are going to clime the Seoraksan, please add your energy at the food restrant because their foods are very oily. Therefore, it would be good a nutrient. Enjoy Korean foods and landscapes if you have enough pocket.
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