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Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
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Seoraksan National P... Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악)) Seoraksan National Park (OeSeorak; Outer Seorak) (설악산국립공원 (외설악))
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Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 속초시 설악산로 설악산국립공원 외설악매표소
Type
National & Provincial & County Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-636-7700,
+82-33-636-5546, +82-33-636-8355,
+82-10-5115-1708
Homepage
english.knps.or.kr/Knp/Seoraksan
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction
Also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak ('Seol' meaning 'snow' and 'Ak' meaning 'big mountain') because the snow would not melt for a long time keeping the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as a park preservation area, and in August 1982, as a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.

The park is spread across 4 cities and counties: Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. The highest peak is Daecheongbong; to the east is OeSeorak and to the west is NaeSeorak, which is divided again into North NaeSeorak and South NaeSeorak. North NaeSeorak is composed of Bukcheon, which flows to Ingyecheon and Baekdamcheon streams. There are numerous valleys in NaeSeorak. Follow the Baekdamcheon valley where all the streams meet and you will reach Baekdamsa Temple, which is known for its beautiful scenery. Upstream there is Gayadong valley and Suryeomdong valley, and past Yeongsiam and Mangyeongdae there is Madeungryeong ridge (1,327m) that leads to Seorakdong.

Follow Suryeomdong valley and you will reach Waryong and Ssangpok waterfalls. Further up is Bongjeongam (1,224m sea level). Once you arrive at Daecheong peak you can view the magnificent mountain range. The sunrise viewed from here is spectacular and should not be missed. South NaeSeorak directs the valley from Oknyeotang area to Hangyeryeong. Daeseung Waterfall north of Jangsudae is the most beautiful site of NaeSeorak, which is 88m high. South of Yongdaeri valley is the twelve fairy bathing spring, Oktang Falls, and Yongtang Falls, along with several other traditional relics.
Telephone
+82-33-636-7700, +82-33-636-5546,
+82-33-636-8355, +82-10-5115-1708
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Mountain Not Access Period
Seasonal Forest Fire Watches by Park
March 2 - May 15, 2016

※ TBD by park directors based on fire weather advisories, snow/precipitation levels, and other local conditions.
Areas Open to the Public
Seorak-dong - Ulsanbawi Rock
Osaek Mineral Spring - Yongso Falls
Sogongwon - Biryong Falls - Towangpok Observatory
Gamasot Entrance - Jasaeng Botanical Garden Entrance
Sogongwon - Biseondae
Hiking Course
▲ Biryong Falls (1hr, 2.4km): Sogongwon → Yukdam Falls → Biryong Falls
▲ Geumganggul Cave (2 hrs, 3.6km): Sogongwon → Waseondae → Biseondae → Geumganggul Cave
▲ Ulsanbawi Rock (2hrs, 3.8km): Sogongwon → Sinheungsa Temple → Heundeulbawi Rock/Gyejoam → Ulsanbawi Rock
▲ Yongso Falls (1hr, 3.2km): Yaksuteo Hiking Support Center → Seongguksa Temple → Yongso Waterfall → Yongso Falls Hiking Support Center
▲ Baekdamsa Temple (1hr 30min, 6.5km): Baekdamsa Temple Hiking Support Center → Baekdamsa Temple
▲ Daeseung Falls (40 min, 0.9km): Jangsudae → Daeseung Falls
▲ Yangpok (2hrs 50min, 6.5km): Sogongwon → Waseondae → Biseondae → Gwimyeonam → Yangpok Shelter
▲ Suryeomdong (3hrs, 11.2km): Baekdamsa Temple Hiking Support Center → Baekdamsa Temple → Yeongsiam → Suryeomdong Shelter
▲ Namgyori (6hrs 30min, 11.3km): Namgyori → Boksungatang → Daeseungnyeong → Jangsudae
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Osaek) (4hrs, 5km): Osaek → Nam (South) Seorak Hiking Support Center → Seorak Falls → Daecheongbong Peak
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Hangyeryeong) (12 hrs, 19.3 km / overnight): Hangyeryeong Hiking Support Center → Daecheongbong Peak →Heeungak → Biseondae → Sogongwon
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Seorakdong) (10 hrs 40 min , 16 km / overnight): Sogongwon → Biseondae - Heeungak → Daecheongbong Peak → Seorak Falls → Osaek
▲ Gongnyong ridge (14 hours 40 min, 19.1km/ overnight): Sogongwon → Biseondae → Madeungnyeong Peak → Heeungak → Daecheongbong Peak → Osaek
▲ Heullimgol Valley (2 hrs 50 min, 3.3 km): Heullimgol Jikimteo → Deungseondae → Yongso Hiking Support Center
▲ Daecheongbong Peak (Baekdam) (12hrs 50 min, 23.9 km / overnight): Baekdamsa Temple → Bongjeongam → Daecheongbong Peak → Heeungak → Biseondae → Sogongwon
▲ Gwongeumseong Fortress Course (30 min / 1.5 km): Sogongwon → Cable Car → Gwongeumseong Fortress
Natural Preservation Period (closed to public)
* Daecheongbong Peak~Plant Habitat at the Top of Socheong (Hiking Path Excluded): until 2026
* Heukseondong Ravine (Hwangjang Waterfall-Daeseungryeong): until 2026
* Jeombongsan: until 2026
* Hwachae Ridge: until 2026
* Madeungryeong Misiryeong: until 2026
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
[Sogongwon Park]
-Adults 3,500 won
-Middle to high school students (ages 14-19) 1,000 won
-Elementary school students (ages 8-13) 500 won
* Inquiries: Sinheungsa Temple Ticket Office +82-33-636-8755
Facility Utilization Fees
[Camping Site]
Off-season: Adults 1,600 won / Teens 1,200 won / Children 800 won
Peak season: Adults 2,000 won / Teens 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won

[Auto Camping]
Off-season: Small cars 9,000 won / Vans 14,000 won
Peak season: Small cars 11,000 won / Vans 17,000 won

* Peak season: April-May, July-August & October-November
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
Unavailable
Parking Fees
Compact cars 2,000 won
Small and mid-sized cars 4,000-5,000 won
Large sized cars 6,000-7,500 won
Available Facilities
Camping site, shelter, visitors center, information center, park office
Reservation Info. for Natives
Reservation for shelter and cabin can be made from up to 15 days before visit at 10:00 to one day before at 10:00. One person can make a reservation for one room (up to 4 people) per day.
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Pets
Not permitted
Directions
[Bus]
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take a bus to Sokcho (Travel time: approx. 2hr 30min).
- From Sokcho Express / Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 7 or 7-1.
- Get off at Sogongwon Bus Stop (Travel time: approx. 45 min).



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