Prepare for your trip to Gangneung
The Solhyang Arboretum opened its doors on October 30, 2013 at San 135 Gujeong-ri, Gujeong-myeon, Gangneung-si. It is considered a primeval forest, with well-cultivated Geumgang pine trees (Pinus densiflora Erecta), an indigenous tree species of Gangneung. The arboretum, covering around 78.5ha in area, is divided into 23 different themes, with around 240,000 plants classified into 1,330 species.
Jungang Market located on Geumseong-ro in Gangneung is one of the biggest traditional markets in the area. It established itself as a permanent market even before the Japanese occupation period, and came into prominence as the collection site for the seafood and agricultural products from the Yeongdong area. The area officially registered as Jungang Market is a modern building with one basement floor and two above-ground floors. However, the people of Gangneung refer to the entire commercial district centering around this building as Jungang Market.
“Aranabi,” meaning “flying like a butterfly above the beautiful sea,” is a befitting name for this enthralling experience program where you can travel a 600m distance across the Namdaecheon Stream between Namhangjin and Anmok Port in just 2 to 3 minutes in mid-air. You can also cross the area by walking along the Sobaram (Pine Wind) Bridge.
The Coffee Street along Anmok Beach in Songjeong-dong, Gangneung was created naturally with famous baristas settling down here. The once tranquil beach has been transformed into a famous tourist spot, with the recent boom of coffee.