Private full-day tour to two of the most popular places, Mt. Seoraksan and Nami Island. For tourists of all ages.
Also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak ("Seol" meaning "snow" and "Ak" meaning "big mountain") because the snow would not melt for a long time which kept the rocks in a permanent state of white. In November 1965, the Seoraksan Mountain district was designated a natural monument preservation area. Later, in December 1973, it was designated a park preservation area, and then in August 1982, a Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO.
On the path to Sinheungsa Temple, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue. This statue stands well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a granite terrace, there is a bridge to the right called Hyeonsugyo, which was newly built for crossing the ravine. Past the bridge, there is a long stone wall with a Cheongwang door. This is used to enter the temple.
Nami Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is half-moon-shaped (462, 809㎡) isle. The grave of General Nami can be found there. He led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455-1468). Nami Island is 63 kilometers from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon and is famous for its beautiful, tree-lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and is an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul. Because of its ideal location, many couples and families come to visit.