Saturday 7 December 2013

Korea - Mount Sorak (Seoraksan)

Korea trip Oct 2013

Yays! Are you ready to see spammed pictures of leave foliage?? ^.^

Finally we were going to Seoraksan! Do you know the best season to go Seoraksan is autumn?? The autumn colours - red and yellow forest - are the beautiful combination in Korea!

Our tour guide told us that it was the peak period to see leave foliage and yesterday the carpark was full with tour buses and cars. Today was still ok though!

Already so pretty when we were heading to the entrance! 

Taking the cable car up to the top.

Such a pretty sight! I will let the pictures talk =)

Perfect timing at perfect place 

An experience we will never forget.

Now going to Shinheung Temple where is just at the bottom of Seoraksan.

We have conquered autumn! I want to see snow or sakura next time!!

Seoraksan National Park
Address: Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Admission: Free
Direction: From Sokcho Intercity / Express Bus Terminal, take Bus 7 or 7-1. 
Get off at Seorak-dong (설악동, the last stop)

At the train station back to Seoul, we saw a group of kids (maybe on their excursion trip) are playing around
 Then our focus was immediately on the "blond" boy. How did he dye this hair this way? Cannot be his natural hair colour is blond and he dyed black right? lol what a high tech way of dying hair and who the hell dye their kids hair at such a young age?

perfect for emo picture

This barrier is actually built to prevent all the unnecessary spies from swimming over from their neighbour half country if you know where I mean...

Back to Korea - Jeju : Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) + Seongeup Folk Village
Back to Korea - Jeju : Cheonjeyeon Falls + Jusangjeolli Cliff + Teddy Bear Museum
Back to Korea - Jeju : Mysterious Road + Yongduam Rock
Back to Korea - Namiseom Island


  1. Hi Hi, would like to ask you something. Why do you take KORAIL? Is it faster than taking bus? Coz i am still thinking of the transport to mt sorak as i am going for a day trip as well. Please advice. 10s

    1. Hi Crystal, initially taking korail is to experience all sorts of transports in korea. It is actually quite fun as I got to see the barrier along the sea which I did not expect to see at all. If choose to take bus, maybe just see the roadsides trees or cars. The train was quite fast, clean and comfortable.

  2. Hi, would like to ask if taking the korail to mt sorak, how long does it takes? And do I need to like book the tickets in advance? =)

    1. You can book the ticket via =) will have all the info there.

    2. Okay! Thank you. But how should I go about booking the route to mt sorak? Like booking towards which direction. Is it gangwon-do?

  3. Very nice pictures you take! What camera u guys using? :)

    1. Thanks! ^.^ I was using samsung NX1000

  4. That's an amazing trip, see how nice your pics! I have plan to go there also next year. I really wonder about your pic in Sokcho Station that you would back to Seoul. May I know about the name of that station? I think in Sokcho there is not train station. how long the time takes from Sokcho to Seoul?

    1. Hi Moiio, the station is not Sokcho station. I couldnt remember the name of the station as it was written in korean. My guide took me there to experience the train journey for 1 stop only and he picked me up the next stop. I know there is an express or intercity bus from seoul to sokcho takes around 2 to 3 hours.

  5. Hi,
    Can i know how you find a tour guide?

  6. Hi! When did you exactly have this Korea trip? I'm planning to go to Korea on Oct 14th-21st and I wonder if it's already the peak of autumn or not.

    1. Hi! I went around mid October. I suggest you google when is the peak period for leave foliage as every year also different. :) hope this helps.

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