Places to Visit in Samcheok, South Korea, Asia

Places to Visit in Samcheok, South Korea, Asia

Samcheok is a city in Gangwon-do province in South Korea situated on the coast and Samcheok is situated on the east part of South Korea. Populace of this region depends on fishing and there is only one university in Samcheok by name KNU Samcheok Campus and it was established in the year 2006.

Samcheok is surrounded by Donghae, Gangneung, Jeongseon, Pyeongchang, Yeongwol, Taebaek, Uljin, Bonghwa, and Gangwon city and Samcheok is located at the distance of 200 Kms from the capital of South Korea, Samcheok and coordinates of Samcheok are 37.2167° N, 127.7833° E.


History of Samcheok:

Samcheok was ruled by Silla, Goguryeo, Sil-jick and Book-jin kingdom and suring the rule of Goryeo dynasty the Samcheok was named as Cheokjoo. Later between the years 1393 to 1895 this region was ruled by Joseon Dynasty and in the year 1917 Japanese captured the city and ruled till 1938. Samcheok came under the Republic of Korea in the year 1973.


Tourism in Samcheok:

Samcheok is famous for various historical places and mysterious caves and tourists can explore number of caves in the city and beaches in the city and tourists can take pleasure in blue water in the sea and there are number of water sports activities held in the beach.

Places to Visit in Samcheok:

Hwanseon Cave:

Hwanseon Cave is one of the amazing caves in the city and there is bridge, waterfalls, and number of wild plants in and around the cave and this cave is visited by thousands of tourists.


Daegeumgul Cave:

This is the deep and long cave in Samcheok bound by beautiful stalactites and rock formations can be seen and thousands of tourists visit this cave throughout the year.


Other Places to Visit in Samcheok:

  • Ocean Railbiking
  • Penis Park
  • Haeshindang Park


Best time to Visit Samcheok:

Samcheok is situated on the coast and summer in Samcheok is hot and humid and winter is pleasant but the best time to visit Samcheok is during the months of November to April.


How to Reach Samcheok?

By Air:

Incheon International Airport is located at the distance of 220 Kms from the city connected to various cities in the world and there are number of local transport from Seoul to Samcheok city.


By Sea:

The nearest port is Donghae Port, located at the distance of 10 Kms from Samcheok city and this port operates domestic ferries from various cities in South Korea.


By Train:

Samcheok is served by KTX high speed trains and well connected to other cities in South Korea is one of the reliable transports in the city.


By Road:

Samcheok is served by very good road transportation facilities and tourists can find number of buses plying in and around the city and other local transportation includes taxis, motorcycles and cars.


Where to Stay in Samcheok?

Samcheok is a city and a historical city in Gangwon-do in South Korea and plenty of hotels are available in the city, which provides all the modern amenities to the customers and cost $ 50 to $ 250 and above per night. Some of the famed hotels in Samcheok are listed here below:


  • Hotel Lisa
  • Kangwonland Hotel
  • White Castle
  • Kyung Po Beach
  • Da-Woo Resort
  • Mayhills Resort
  • Donghae Medical Spa Convention Hotel
  • Goodstay Highvalley Hotel
  • Goodstay Meridien Donghae Hotel
  • IB Tourist Hotel
  • Goodstay Davinci Hotel
  • Goodstay Moon Hotel
  • Goodstay Daegwlnyeong Sanbang
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