Donghae, Suwon, and Pocheon Itinerary from Seoul

Pocheon Hantangang River Sky Bridge
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This is a continuation of my Danyang and Seoraksan National Park Itinerary from Seoul if I get to visit South Korea again but this can also be followed separately with destinations I still discovered mostly from Korean Tourism Organization
Exploring Seoraksan National Park will be most likely physically and mentally engaging so I will be heading to the beach afterwards to relax both my mind and body. 
Seoraksan National Park
Seoraksan National Park (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)


Donghae: Chuam Suspension Bridge and Chuam Beach

Chuam Suspension Bridge

I will be witnessing both the sunset and the sunrise as I take my time walking and pondering at the Chuam Suspension Bridge and maybe sleeping at the sands at Chuam Beach after checking in somewhere at Donghae for one night. 

Chuam Suspension Bridge
Chuam Suspension Bridge (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)


How to Go to Donghae from from Sokcho (Seoraksan National Park)

1. Bus from the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal to Donghae Intercity Bus Terminal for 2 hours.

2. Bus 61 from Donghae Intercity Bus Terminal and stop at Chuam Bus Stop.


Chuam Beach and Chotdaebawi Rock

I will be enjoying the sands at Chuam beach and visit the Chotdaebawi Rock as I walk around the area.

Chuam Beach
Chuam Beach (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)


How to Go Back to Seoul from Donghae

Ride the bus from Donghae Intercity Bus Terminal to Dong Seoul Terminal for ~3 hours. (Same bus and stations if from Seoul to Donghae)

Chuam Chotdaebawi Rock
Chuam Chotdaebawi Rock (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit the Visit Korea site here for more details.

Suwon: Flying Suwon, Hwaseong Fortress, and Hwaseong Haenggung Palace

I told myself I am so going back to view the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Suwon from the top by riding the flying balloon when I saw people boarding and alighting it from afar after trying only the Korean Archery on my first visit.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
My second visit will be spent riding the Flying Suwon while exploring the Hwaseong Fortress walls and wearing Hanbok while exploring the Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Flying Suwon
Flying Suwon (Photo from official website)
Flying Suwon Fee: KRW18,000 ~ PHP900 (See updates and more details here.)
You can also ride the Hwaseong Fortress Tourist Trolley around some areas within the fortress. Visit the Visit Korea Site here for more details.
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
How to Go to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress From Seoul
1. Train from Seoul Station to Suwon Station for 35 minutes.
2. Bus numbers below from Suwon Station to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.
Regular Bus 300-1, Seat Bus 300, Town Bus 6, Regular Bus 2-2, 7-2, 60, 400, 400-4, 660, 700-2, 999
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
Where to Eat 
Yeonpo Galbi
Yeonpo Galbi
Yeonpo Galbi (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
Recommended menu: Yangnyeom-galbi (marinated grilled beef ribs) / Saeng Galbi (premium short ribs) 
How to Go to Yeonpo Galbi
Take Bus 32-1, 16-2, 24 or 26 to Janganmun, Buksu-dong Station. Turn right at the first intersection onto Jeongjo-ro 886-gil.
Go until you see Yeonpo Galbi on the left.

Pocheon: Hantangang River Sky Bridge

I will be doing the recommended 6-km walking course along the Menguri Gorge through the Hantangang River Sky Bridge. It will be a good exercise while enjoying the view of the Hantan River and its surroundings. 
Pocheon Hantangang River Sky Bridge
Pocheon Hantangang River Sky Bridge (Photo from Korea Tourism Organization)
Visit their official website here for more details.
To Ride from Seoul
1. Bus 3001-1 from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Yangmun 1-ri Terminal for ~1 hour.
2. Bus 60-1 from Yangmun 1-ri Terminal to Yaksu-dong for ~30 minutes and walk to Hantangang Sky Bridge. (Note: Bus 60-1 departs every 3 hours from and to Yangmun 1-ri Terminal. Last trip from Yaksu-dong is at 4 pm.)

This 3 nights and 4 days (3D/4N) South Korea itinerary will be spent with one night in Donghae and two nights in Seoul. The autumn foliage will be beautiful in these destinations so it will be best to do this in autumn. Where will you visit first? 🙂

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