Yeonggeumjeong is a beautiful, bright pavilion which lights up the dark sea at night. It is named for the sound you can hear as the waves crash into the rocks below, which is said to sound like a ‘geomungo’, a traditional Korean zither. The Expo Tower, where you can see the city of Sokcho as well as Ulsanbawi Rock and Daecheongbong if the weather permits, is the perfect place to enjoy the night view of Sokcho. Abai Village is the best place to view the Seorak Bridge, which passes overhead. You will be overwhelmed by its splendid structures and massive scale.


    Expo Tower

    Sokcho Expo Tower, with its impressive whirling structure, offers a panoramic view of Sokcho city. On a clear day, you can see Ulsanbawi Rock and Daecheongbong Peak of Seoraksan Mountain. The city of Sokcho seen from the Expo Tower is beautiful, but at night, the building itself shines with colorful lights. You can drink tea while looking out the window of the Expo Tower, so it is also recommended as a unique dating spot. Please check the opening times in advance because it closes early.

    Location: 72, Expo-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea



    Near the white Sokcho lighthouse, there is a pavilion called Yeonggeumjeong. It is named for the sound of the waves crashing against the nearby rocks, which sound like a geomungo (zither), a traditional Korean string instrument. Below Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion, there is a smaller pavilion built right by the sea, so that you can watch the sunrise. At night, the road connecting the pavilion and the land sparkles with colorful lights. You can see Dongmyeong Port and Sokcho Port at a glance from Yeonggeumjeong. It is a very famous location for night scenery as the lights of the open sashimi restaurants and food stalls add a unique romance.

    Location: 43, Yeonggeumjeong-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Daepo Port

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    Daepo Port, with its impressive orange sunset-coloured lighthouse, is crowded with fishing boats returning home at dawn. Thanks to this, sushi bars and restaurants where you can eat delicious fresh fish and seafood have developed around this area. A coastal promenade was built around the lighthouse of Daepo Port, and as it is not far from downtown Sokcho, many people come to visit it. After tasting fresh sashimi while admiring the scenery of Daepo Port, you can spend a wonderful evening walking along the coastal promenade.

    Location: Daepo Port, 6-13 Daepohang 1-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Seorak Bridge

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    From the beach deck of Abai Village in Sokcho, you can enjoy the night view of the huge Seorak Bridge. The sight of the light reflected on the water is also incredible thanks to the presence of Seorak Bridge. Behind Seorak Bridge, you can see Cheongchoho Lake reflecting the lights of downtown Sokcho. You can enjoy the dramatic contrast of the scenery between the gorgeous Seorak Bridge and the black surface of Cheongchoho Lake. If you want to enjoy a different night view where the lake and the sea meet, visiting this place is a must.

    Location: Cheongho-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea


    Chilseong Shipyard

    At the Café Chilseong Shipyard overlooking Cheongchoho Lake, you can enjoy a calm and elegant view of the lake at night. The moonlit scene of Cheongchoho Lake, as seen through the window of the cafe building which was converted from an old shipyard, looks somewhat lonely and lovely. When you step out of the building and look at the Chilseong Shipyard, it gives the feeling of being in a painting. The soft light of the incandescent lamps leaking through the window adds warmth to the aged exterior.

    Location: 45, Jungang-ro 46beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 11am to 8pm


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