This deceptively large city hold several gems, like the Donghae East Side Sea, the Seatrain, the Suncruise Hotel (a cruiseship on-land that has been turned into a resort) and Reunification park (which features a North Koreaon submarine and a former Battlecruiser from 1944).
Whether you want to relax quietly or do some historical exploration, Gangneung seems to cater to all.
We enjoyed our time in Gangneung. With the 2018 Olympics coming soon, the city needs to get more signs and maps with more languages to help people navigate the city.
Restaurants need more menus in more languages too.
Visit the GYEONG PO LAKE.There are many poems phrasing the lake written by the ancient KOREAN poets.Take a birdeye view of the lake from the GYEONG PO LAKE PAVILION.
Seaside train - from Gangneung Staion (not the bus terminal)- 15000W one way to Samcheok )or any stops in betw, but samcheok Station is kinda isolated).
Ojukheon - highly recommended - it's the home of Yi yi, but good english information provided in the museum, home, buildings etc. good for understanding lifestyle of an illustrious family that contributed to the advancement of Korean society.
Gangneung is a place full of historical value and beautiful scenery. Public transportation can be improved and more English signage would be better.
People are friendly and ready to help.
it is one of the best spots to have summer vacation in korea because of lots of beaches.during this time main highway is jam which is quite tiring.
worth to visit, if you live in korea
Travel every where by taxi, taxi fare from 3000 - 10000 won Can go for railway bike, seaside train and travel up for skiing
The sandy beach is good, but the weather was quite cold in the beginning of June, with too much rain to make use of it.
Museums, attractions are quite nice, food is mostly all right, but most restaurants only offer 4 menus, and in most cases the staff speaks little or no English at all. To dine I'd recommend the inner districts.
My favourite places were Jeongdongjin Beach, Ojukheon (including the small black bamboo forest) and Seogeumgang!
The nearest place to go to Jeongdongin to welcome to sunrise! I love the Donghae beach as well as Jeongdongin.
Its just so a not yet well develop cities which you could meet the friendly locals~ I love the silence there and not alike Seoul with crowds of people... if you want to have a personal adventure, just try Gangneung and Jeondongin!! :)