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Seoraksan Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano Waterpia Hot Spring Theme Park Mt Sorak

Seoraksan Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano

Seoraksan Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano

Seoraksan Hanwha Resort (Mt Sorak) Seorak Sorano

Hanwha Resort Mt Sorak
Hanwha Resort Mt Sorak
Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano is located at 111 Misiryeong-ro, 2983beon-gil, Yeongrang-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea. Travel  to the Mount Sorak National Park is less than 30 minutes away.

The Hanwha resort suites come with kitchen facilities and a dining area. There are two rooms, relatively spacious in the suites. One is without a bed, mattresses are kept in the large wardrobe.

Koreans traditionally sleep on ondol heated floors, an underfloor heating system that is unique to Koreans.  They sleep on a yo and underneath is an ibul, that is a traditional Korean quilt.  

The other room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and offers a seating area. The bedroom extends into a balcony with mountain and sea views.

There is also a big departmental store at basement of Seoraksan Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano.

Seorak Hanwha Waterpia Hot Spring Theme Park 

Seorak Waterpia Hot Spring Theme Park
Seorak Waterpia Hot Spring Theme Park

The Waterpia Hot Spring Theme Park is about 5 minutes walk from the Hanwha Resort Seorak Sorano. Waterpia is a hot spring theme park where you can enjoy the scenery of Mt. Seorak all year long. It has around 11 water activity facilities on a site area of 80,000 ㎡(24,000 pyeong).

All the water used in the Waterpia is natural hot spring water (alkaline mineral water). It is Korea’s first recuperation springs approved by the Ministry of Security and Public Administration.

The hot spring water gets out from a granite layer that was shaped around 180 million years ago during the Mesozoic Jurassic Age. The temperature falls into the top 3%, and the hot spring water is cooled off before they are provided to the theme park.

Small towel is provided free but it is best that you bring your own swimming wear and swim cap. There is a towel and swim cap rental counter, where you can rent a big towel or swim cap, if you don't have one.

You will need to remove your foot wear at the entrance level (1st floor). There will be a foot wear locker section, where you can keep your foot wear. Bring your swim wear, towel and other belonging to the basement level where the changing and shower area is. The rental counter is just beside it.  

Hanwha Waterpia Theme Park
Hanwha Waterpia Theme Park

There is a family section where both guys and girls can get together and enjoy the water ride.

You can also go to man or woman section area to enjoy hot tubs supplied at different temperature. Note that you will need to remove all your clothing in this section, but you can bring along the towel.


Last, likely you’ll discovered that your body feels rejuvenated after soaking in the hot spring or playing in the water all day. Your skin will be moisturized, and you may feel the other benefits of these Seorak Waterpia hot spring theme park.

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Mount Sorak! Looking for how to go to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park from Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong?

The Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park is also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak ('Seol' meaning 'snow' and 'Ak' meaning 'big mountain') due to the snow wouldn't melt for a very long period time retaining the rocks in a lasting state of whiteness.

Seoraksan is the 3rd highest mountain in South Korea and the highest mountain in the eastern of South Korea, Gangwon Province.

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How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul
Mount Sorak Map
You can either take the metro train to Gangbyeon Station in Seoul, which is on Line 2, green line. Exit is at exit no. 4 at Gangbyeon Station. Walk across the road to the bus terminal and buy a bus ticket to Sokcho. The travel time including stops was 3 hours. There are more than 40 departures per day to Sokcho between about 6am and 11pm.

Alight the bus at its final destination, the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal. Walk out of the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal and turn right. About 50-100m away is a local bus stop, wait there for bus 7 or 7-1. The buses are supposed to arrive roughly half hourly.

Or you can take the Seoul Express Bus from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Sokcho City, which will land you the same way of taking the Bus 7 or 7-1.

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Nami Island

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Nami Island
Bear of Mount Sorak
After taking the ferry back from Nami Island, take a bus or taxi to Gapyeong Station, which travel about 10 minutes ride. Followed by bus or take the train to Namchuncheon train station go to the exit that indicate "to Chuncheon Bus Terminal" to Chuncheon. After which take the express bus to Sokcho (bus times 07:30, 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:50, 16:00, 17:20, 18:30, last train at 20:00).

When you reached Sokcho, take the bus no. 7 or 7-1 or taxi to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park.

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Myeongdong

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong
Mount Sorak Temple
Go to the Dong-Seoul Bus terminal located near to Gangbyeon subway station, line 2, Green. Then take a bus bound for Sokcho. The travelling time is about 3 hours plus to reach Sokcho.

Then around the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus 7 or 7-1, located about 2-3 metres away from the terminal. It will bring you to Seoraksan, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

There is a tourist info center outside the Sokcho bus terminal. Check with them if you need more help.

Lastly, the best way recommended to view Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) attractions if you only have a enough time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car. The cable car goes up at a relatively high speed. Nevertheless, safety is checked and the scenery can be best enjoyed with the guided tour in the cable car.

Hope you enjoy this post on how to go to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park from Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong.

Reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoraksan
http://wikitravel.org/en/Seoraksan_National_Park