10 Things to Do in Gangneung That You Shouldn't Miss

December 13, 2017 Timmy Ribble

The sun rises just a bit more beautifully in Gangneung, particularly in nearby Jeongdongjin, where watching the dawn break on the South Korean horizon is an epic experience and a national New Year's pastime. The beaches and museums are splendid, and Gangneung’s unique parks are worthy of exploration. Kids will be awed by the submarine and warship at Tongil Park, while adults will go nuts for the dramatic architecture and contemporary works of Haslla Art World.
Restaurants in Gangneung

1. Gyeongpo Beach

Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Gyeongpo Beach

Reviewed By Joe M - London, United Kingdom

Long sandy Beaches with gentle waves rolling in. Lovely walk either on the beach or looking at the restaurants with all the fish tanks outside

2. Jeongdongjin Beach

Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea 1330
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 109 reviews

Jeongdongjin Beach

Reviewed By Elevennnnn - Singapore

Due to the arrangement of my schedule, I did not take the direct night train from Seoul to Jeongdongjin station. Instead, I spent half a morning traveling from Seoul to Jeongdongjin. It was a hectic morning, making sure I don't miss the first trains to the bus station but it was worth while.
I went in October and the weather was just nice, not too chilly or too hot. I managed to walk along the beach, enjoying the breeze, without feeling sweaty. Perfect pictures could be taken almost at every corner of Jeongdongjin.
I understand a lot of local Koreans or even tourists will catch the night train and arrive at the Jeongdongjin station to catch the sunrise. Jeongdongjin is a popular place for viewing sunrise since it's is facing the East Sea.
The night train will leave Seoul at about 1030pm and will arrive at Jeongdongjin at around 4.30am or so. There are a few cafes which open at about 5am for people to keep warm before the sun rises around 615am to 630am.
Other than the famous Jeongdongjin train station, there are also time museum and rail bike around the area. I enjoyed the place a lot, it is a slower paced attraction, great for pictures and for relaxing.

3. Ojukheon

201 Jukheon-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea +82 33-640-4457
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Ojukheon

Reviewed By KEVINHWANG

There were great two Confusion scholars during Joseon dynasty. The one was Ehwang the other was EE.
This is the place of EE (Lee Lee) was bornd. And his mother was very famous for good education.
He is printed in 5000 note she is printed in 50000 note. (Korean bill).
Great pleace of meaning.
:)

4. Gyeongpodae

Jeo-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Gyeongpodae

Reviewed By Dayel1956 - Waterloo, Canada

Nothing exciting, run of the mill with good restaurants and touristy sites. Lots of nice places to walk.

5. Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum

393, Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung, Gangwon-do 25461, South Korea +82 33-655-1130
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum

Reviewed By tjmiller3

I enjoyed this museum immensely. And to think that it is in South Korea. It had so many inventions that I remember my grandparents and parents having in their homes as I was growing up. Edison was truly a genius. When you see all of his inventions in one place it is overwhelming. This is worth your time.

6. Gangneung Seongyojang

431 Unjeong-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Excellent
34%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 52 reviews

Gangneung Seongyojang

Reviewed By FineLeeJY - Uiwang, South Korea

Gangneung Seongyojang is one of the former upper class residences of noble family of Gangneung city. If you're interesed in Korean history, surely visit here. And there are many attractions nearby Seongyojang (Gyeongpodae, Gyeongpo beach, Ojukheon, Daegwallyeong Museum and so many others)

7. Jumunjin Beach

8-35 Hyangho-ri, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Jumunjin Beach

Reviewed By fishermanbill - Rock Hall, Maryland

We drove along the East Coast of South Korea and stopped at several Beaches. They were all wonderful especially Mangsang Beach north of Samcheok. It was November so it the Beaches were peaceful and incredibly beautiful. A few youngsters were flying kites. I guess during the summer these are packed but the late Fall and Winter brings a solitude and happiness you don't find in the noisy big cities.
If you want to get away with someone special and enjoy this type of quiet beauty, the East Coast that time of year is perfect. The few restaurants that were open served all types of seafood and everyone was very friendly. No one spoke any English but everyone was very friendly.

8. Chodang Sundubu Village

Chodang-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do 210-120, South Korea
Excellent
26%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Chodang Sundubu Village

Reviewed By vityaz11 - Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

I'm clearly not a tofu fan but since it's Gangneug specialty we wanted to try it. We asked the taxi driver to bring us to a famous sundubu place and he brougth us there (check the picture). When you enter, you notice a lot of korean celebrities pictures and broadcasting channels signs, I guess it was a famous place. Apparently they use sea water which makes it really tasty.
The sundubu tasted amazing (Jambong Sundubu and Cho Sundubu) and the side dishes were amazing. One of the greatest surprise we had in Gangneung. The village is close to the beach so I would recommend to catch a taxi and to ask him to bring you to "sundubu maheul" or ask for "sundubu matchib".

9. Haslla Art World

1441 Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea +82 33-644-9411
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Haslla Art World

Reviewed By Aafsana C - Seoul, South Korea

Hassla art world is outstanding collection of art and fun. there is a lot of things to explore in that museum such as puppet themed exhibition pinacchio, the restaurent in the museum is very elegant and food is awesome ( 100% organic korean food) other facilities such as five star hotel and art park in the mountain is also attached in the museum.

10. Anmok Beach

51-26, Changhae-ro 14beon-gil, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea +82 33-660-3887
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Anmok Beach

Reviewed By Rich L - Richmond, Canada

Amok Beach is a great place to go grab a coffee and go for a walk at least in the winter time. The hardest choice to make is which coffee shop to go to. The beach is in front of Coffee Street in Gangneung and there is not shortage of coffee shops on this beach. Grab a coffee and sit back and enjoy the waves and fisherman plying their trade.

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