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Mount Sorak National Park and Osaek Hot Springs

If you've always been filled with a sense of wanderlust, Mount Sorak National Park is the place for you. Over here, you can get away from it all . First, hike to your heart's content and explore all the beautiful ranges that the park can offer. After that, sink into a pool of natural hot water to ease those sore muscles. When you are done, indulge in a healthy meal of rice and mountain herbs and vegetables. It sounds too good to be true but it's real. This simple but beautiful place will be highlight of your trip to Korea .

Osaek Hot Springs

Go to this place after you've yodeled or hiked all you want in the National Park. It's a small place where you can discover beautiful waterfalls, drink natural spring water or soak yourself silly in the hot waters. Did I also mention that the air here is crisp and cool as it's devoid of all the crowds in Sorak ?

Delicious and Healthy Mountain Food

It must either be the cool mountain air or the tiring hikes that I took. Whatever it is, the food here tastes better than any of the food I've tasted in Korea. Check out my reviews in the food recommendations.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Best Hot Springs in Korea, one of most scenic places for hiking
  • Cons:Crowds of people who have the same desire as you
  • In a nutshell:A place to satisfy your wanderlust
  • Last visit to Sorak-sanmaek: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2004
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  • machomikemd's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    i beg to disagree, filipinos speak better english than hong kongers and singapoeans. i've been to both areas.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2006 at 7:43 PM

    the soak in the hot springs sounds just the thing for these tired ole bones. aunty agony.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2006 at 12:16 AM

    I'm bone tired right now and somehow your Mt. Sorak adventure lifts my spirit...thanks for sharing. Reading your mushroom tip reminds me of my own experience in Mt. Namsan in Gyeongju ;0) How I miss Korea!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2005 at 1:16 AM

    Great photo's and tips...enjoy the festive season G! Blu

  • ahoerner's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 4:15 AM

    Nice pictures and thanks for the tips... It helps a lot on my trip planning efforts... bye, Alex

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    Mount Sorak is indeed a very nice place to visit :)

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