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Tourism Gangneung EN

Travel to Gangneung

Prepare for your trip to Gangneung

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01 Gangneung Unification Park

Gangneung Unification Park, which opened on September 26, 2001, is a unifications and national security education center, where an army tank, field guns and other military equipment were additionally set up at the outdoor exhibition area after its establishment. It is the first place in Korea to exhibit equipment from the three branches of the military, and helps stimulate the local economy in connection with the Jeongdongjin Sunrise tourist site.

#Unification #national security #tourist site
  • Address Gangneung Unification Park, 1715-38, Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call Unification and National Security Exhibition Hall 033-640-4469 / Warship Pavilion 033-640-4470
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02 Dongmyeongnakgasa Temple

Dongmyeongnakgasa Temple is situated on the coast with a view of the sea. It is said that there was a Buddhist temple founded in the Silla period at the very same spot, but it was closed in the Joseon Dynasty and it disappeared without leaving a trace. Dongmyeongnakgasa Temple that stands here today was built in the 1950s.

#A lantern at the center of the room #Buddhist temple
  • Address 1505-16, Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-644-5337
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03 Haslla Art World

Haslla, called the “Sea on a Mountain,” is the old name of Gangneung. It is an art and culture park complex, containing a sculpture park covering 11ha in area.

#Art park #Art #A sea on a mountain
  • Address 1441, Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-644-9411~3
  • Website http://www.haslla.kr
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04 Jeongdongjin Rail Bike

Jeongdongjin Rail Bike offers a special experience for you to become one with nature as you travel on an old rail track. It is a 5.1km round trip between Jeongdongjin Station and Sandglass Park, alongside the beautiful Jeongdongjin Beach.

#Rail bike #Jeongdongjin Beach
  • Address 17, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-655-7786
  • User fees 4-person bike (30,000 won), 2-person bike (20,000 won)
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05 Sandglass Park

Sandglass Park contains the world’s largest sandglass. The sand in the top part and the flowing sand symbolize the future and the present, respectively, while the golden shape represents the sun that rises over the East Sea, and the parallel rail tracks signifies the infiniteness of time.

#The world’s largest sandglass #seascape #rotation event
  • Address Sandglass Park in Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-640-4536
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06 Sun Cruise Resort

Sun Cruise Resort, the world’s first on-land luxury cruise ship, is situated in Jeongdongjin where you can enjoy the exquisite and splendid scenery of the coastline.

#Cruise ship #beautiful scenery #Jeongdongjin
  • Address 950-39, Heonhwa-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-610-7000
  • Website http://www.psheep.kr
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07 Jeongdongsimgok Badabuchaegil (Sea Road)

This is the one and only coastal terrace in Korea, where you can observe the traces of the crustal movements that occurred 23 million years ago and gave birth to the East Sea. It has been designated as Natural Monument No. 437.

#Diastrophism #the birth of the East Sea #Natural Monument No. 437
  • Address Port of Simgok in Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si
  • Call 033-641-9444 (Jeongdong Ticketing Office) / 033-641-9445(Simgok Ticketing Office )
  • Website http://searoad.gtdc.or.kr/
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08 Heonhwa Road

Heonhwa Road is a charming road that is associated with a number of legendary tales including the story of Gangneungtaesu Sunjeonggong and his wife Suro in the Silla period and the god of water who engulfed her because he was captivated by her beauty, and the story of an elderly man who picked royal azaleas from a cliff to be offered to the god of water for her to return. These tales are described in Samguk Yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms) under the titles Haega and Heonhwaga.

#Coastal road that’s nearest to the sea #legends
  • Address Heonhwa-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
  • Call 033-640-4414
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