Yangyang is a county in Gangwon Province famed for its pine mushrooms, salmon, Five Day Market and spectacular sunrise views. In this city, you can experience vast stretches of white sand and dark blue waters on beaches like Hajodae Beach or head for a surfing hub at Surfyy Beach. Enjoy a world of dining options, from takeout fast food burgers to four-star restaurants serving authentic Korean cuisine. Try favorites like Matsu, Dabidopeu Cafe or Yeong-Gwangjeong Memil Gugsu.

    At places like Huhuam Hermitage is a temple where you will connect with the ancient history and spiritual culture of the country. You can see the historic temple at Naksansa with its gorgeous Buddha statues or head into the mountains near Seoraksan to view wildlife and see lush local flora. From serene outdoor adventures to meditative temples and delicious dining, Yangyang is a wondrous spot to make memories for you and your partner or your whole family.

    What to see & do in Yangyang

    Featured stories & fun stuff

    Things to do in Yangyang, or Yangyang-gun, revolve largely around the beach culture in this coastal paradise but also include ancient history, soaring viewpoints and outdoor adventure. Among the many local beaches here is Sungeut Beach, Jeongdongjin Beach, Geongpo beach, Surfyy Beach and Chuam Beach. Experiences range from quiet, serene atmospheres at Sungeut to a party atmosphere at Geyongpo and water sports at Surfyy. For outdoor adventures, you can... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Yangyang

    Yangyang isn't famous for its culinary scene, but you can find plenty of delicious restaurants here serving up fresh seafood and local delicacies and ranging from sit-down to street food. Buckwheat noodles are a local staple, with many restaurants specialising in the dish, but Siloam Memil Guksu is a buckwheat noodle spot popular with locals and visitors. At Songi Beoseot Maeul, you'll find tons of local delicacies from fresh... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Yangyang

    • 8 Best Places to Go Shopping in Yangyang

      The best places to go shopping in Yangyang include bustling farmer’s markets, gift shops, and pedestrian-friendly streets. The traditional markets are excellent places to buy fresh, seasonal produce and handmade crafts. Local vendors are usually not pushy, so relax, enjoy, and take your time when browsing. While the shopping scene in Yangyang is small, it is a fantastic way...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Yangyang

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Yangyang

      The best things to do after dinner in Yangyang include drinking craft beers in traditional bars, admiring the sunset from rocky outcrops by the coast, and singing at karaoke venues until the early hours. However, this county has much more to offer than unbeatable coastal views and a vibrant night-time atmosphere. Whether you want to camp in a national...

    Start planning your trip

    Also popular in South Korea

    Back to top