If you’re having trouble choosing between mountains, oceans, lakes, and hot springs, then Sokcho is your city—it’s got it all. There, you can find the recently renovated Hanwha Sorano near the celebrated Seorak Mountain.
Located a 10-minute walk away is the pure mineral water park Waterpia, host to a plethora of hot springs and sauna facilities such as a wood bath and bubble bath. The Hue Spa offers a wide variety of professional therapeutic services, and the Seorak Plaza Country Club provides avid golf fans with a resplendent 18-hole course.
Outdoor enthusiasts should check out Daecheongbong Peak, the country’s third highest peak at 1708 m, which offers a spectacular view of Seorak’s beautiful scenery as well as diverse wildlife.
|Notable Amenities/”Good”||Nearly 800 rooms means plenty of space year-round.|
|Price||W116,000 – W267,000 (cheaper for Hanwha members).|
|Spa||The hot-spring fueled Waterpia spa theme park. Up to W50,000 for full-day admission during high season.|
|Sports facilities||Seorak Plaza Country Club Golf; screen shooting range, billiards hall|
|Best suited for…||Families with kids, company retreats|
|Local Tips||As a chain resort, much of the Sorano is self-service. This means taking out your own trash and no room service.|
|Must-See Sights||Seorak Mtn.’s Daecheongbong Peak, Ulsanbawi Rock, Cheongcho Lake, Seorak Cinerama|