During the weekend, I went to the East coast in Gangwon-do which is one of the big province of Korea. We can find myriad mountains, natures and ocean in location. Also Gangwon Province is widely known as the only casino where Koreans can go legally. But for this trip, I went to mainly see the beach. Summer has been passing by us! So it may can be the last time to sip the taste of summer.
As like other locations, you can either pitch the tent around the beach and do bonfire! but night in the beach can might cause you cold, so I highly recommend you to bring some blanket! Also, you can make some memories seeing the beautiful sunset at the morning. Who would blow the chance to see the sunset with your loved one?
Donghae-daero, Donghae-si, Gangwon
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Web: http://www.oceanrailbike.com/main/main.do (Korean only)
Therefore, mangsang and yangyang (located around sokcho area) is well known place for surf. you can either borrow the surfing board or take lessons from local facilities.
Also it located closed at Samcheok Ocean rail bike, you can ride a rail bike watching stunning view around the town and ocean includes a photo booth and souvenir booth. this activity does not require strong action of your body, you can enjoy with your family / friends casually. reservation be needed to make before the day you embark on a trip in advance. full length of trail is about 15 km(9.3 miles), you can choose the two stations between. follow the link to see more specifically!
[Jangho hang Port, Sean tour village]
31, Janghohang-gil, Geundeok-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
Tel: +82 10-7709-8954
Don’t you want to discover more about activity side? Then I assure that Jangho hang port brings you a great memory! You can enjoy the summer vibe on the transparent canoe, borrow the snorkeling equipment and dive yourself deep into the ocean! or just simply spend your day chill out sailing and fishing on the boat.
but let’s get to the point now, we know enough about the sea activity, what can be the only thing you can see in the area?
[Samcheok Haesindang park]
1852-6, Samcheok-ro, Wondeok-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
There is one legend about virgin maid ‘Aerang’ who died while she harvest the seaweed. Her husband / or loved one tried to rescue her but due to strong wind and waves. he couldn’t save he after all. Since then something weird things happened. The village’s fishermen couldn’t catch any fishes from the sea, and they believed that the maid put the village under the curse to soothe her fiery. To comfort her, They started to carve the wood and made wooden phallus sculpture. and that made every fishes appear again! from that time they made tradition to commemorate the pathetic soul, which hold a memorial service twice a year.
Believe or not, It’s fun to answer that you have been on park full of giant genitals when your friends ask you about the place you’ve been in Korea, Therefore they are going to envy you when you start to boast about the thousand pictures from Penis park! Yeah that’s what we want!
Believe me, when you actually get there you can encounter plenty of sculptures looks like penis. furthermore, Maritime museum can be a great option for you or your friend who are coy or uncomfortable about the things.
and also you can take a walk a little to the sea shore surrounded by rocks. You will be amazed by beautiful nature, with adorable creature that you can only see on the beach side -like crab, small bugs or little fishes.
Also you might can get a chance to see real divers! If you see the ladies with full fancy black suit, that’s our traditional Korean diver, called “haenyeo”
That’s the only picture of me that is proper to post on public. here’s a big warning for you. Don’t be drunk before you get in Heasindang park, you will be astonished when you see your album next day.
Last but not least, Don’t forget to grab souvenir before you leave! end of the course of park, you can see the souvenir shop. they are waiting for you arm with exotic and novel goods. You can buy key chain has shape of penis! who would not enjoy to see that.
There is no doubt that you will have fun on the another side of our East coast. But above all things, it is really important to enjoy and give good bye to the summer. Why don’t we take a moment to look back on the beautiful memories that happened during the summer times and appreciate our life?