Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mount Sorak National Park

Mount Sorak aka 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 permanent state of white. 

Fascinating view..the snow covering all the rocks and trees
On the way to the Seorak Cable Car Boarding Area:
Bear Statue @Seoraksan National Park Entrance

The best way to see Mount Sorak if you only have limited time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car
Seorak Cable Car
In the cable car boarding area:
Cable Car boarding area
Cable Car Round Trip Fare: KRW 9,000 (~RM26) for adult
According to our tour guide, the cable car is so popular that you might have the possibility of queuing it for like 2-3 hours during peak season. That's why I have to wake up around 5am, in order to be the first few ones in the queue by the time the cable car starts operating at 8.30am.
By 8.50am, its already so long queue...cannot imagine if I came later
While waiting in the queue for the cable car..
Yoohoo..cable car is here dee...The cable car ride is about 5 minutes one way.
Fascinating view from the cable car....
Reaching soon the other end
We just hang around outside to snap a few shots and try not to walk further since its very slippery and we had like only half an hour only
See...nice view la...wish I had more time to go walk around here to snap more shots
One shot of boyfie
Tables and chairs also covered with snow

Din managed to explore the area where the staircase lead to..
There is snack bar here and i saw they selling churros here! My fav!!! Yum..Yum..Yum..(For those who wonder what is churros - its actually a pastry stix which is covered with cinnamon and sugar)
Spot the churros? :-P
Oh no..churros boh liow...
1085, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do 
Tel: +82-33-636-4300
OR checkout the Korea Tourism website.

How to get here?
Take an intercity bus to Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal.
From Sokcho Terminal, take bus 7 or 7-1.
Get off at Seorak-dong Sogongwon (the last stop).

*Check here for the summary of my 2012 Korea+Jeju Trip itinerary.

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