Korea Travelogue: Yong Pyong Resort and Mt Sorak National Park

Our stay for the night was Greenpia service apartment. Simply furnished and very clean, there is a mini mart in the premises too. 01-tile

The view in front of Greenpia…

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We had 2 huge bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room and fully equipped kitchen all to ourselves.

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One of the bedrooms is an ondol room, with a heated floor and bedding in the cupboard.

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Hubby and I slept in the western-styled room, with has a dressing table, an attached bathroom and separate sink area. Beware! Greenpia does not provide any bath towels; additional hand towels are chargeable. Since I didn’t pack any bath towels; we made do with the 4 hand towels in the room (2 in each bathroom) which were fortunately, quite thick.

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Because its spring, we don’t get to ski. After a decent breakfast, we took a 15 minute cable car up to Dragon Peak for some sight-seeing. Winter Sonata fans will recognize this place, as its one of the filming locations for the romantic drama. The weather was terrible when we arrived, so we hid in the lodge for awhile and was later rewarded with sunny skies perfect for photo taking, yeah!

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There is a café on the first level of the lodge, but don’t forget to explore level 2. From the reactions of my tour mates, I conclude they are big fans of K-dramas and of course Winter Sonata ( which I didn’t watch and hence have no idea what the fuss is all about, but I follow suit with picture taking, haha!).

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On the way back down….

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…and off to our next destination- Mt Sorak National Park, also known as Seoraksan National Park. Here, one can find beautiful scenery of mountains, with scattered white and pink cherry blossom trees. But this is nothing compared to what the tour guide brought us to admire on the second last day of the trip- a whole street of pink cherry blossoms in full bloom.

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This is the Great Unification Buddha, a 14.6 meter, 108 ton bronze Buddha statue, which represents the Korean people’s wish for the reunification of the country.

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North Korea is behind these mountains.

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We had hot plate chicken for lunch and before proceeding to Hanwah Waterpia Hotspring. Will write about this in my next travel post 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Korea Travelogue: Yong Pyong Resort and Mt Sorak National Park

  1. Ras

    Hi can i know how you travel to yong pyong – mount sorak – yong pyong.

    Do we need to make reservation in advance for the buses?

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  2. Ann

    Waaaaaa…so nice. Haven’t been to Mt Sorak. Only went to N Seoul Tower and Nami island the last time I visited Seoul. I didn’t watch Winter Sonata as well LOL! Can’t wait to see your next travel post 😀

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