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 takeaway fast food burgers to four-star restaurants serving authentic Korean cuisine. Try favourites 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

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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 head for...

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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 seafood...

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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 to interact...

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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 park, take...

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  • Yangyang Travel Essentials

    Our Yangyang Travel Essentials include a look at some of the most important facts and travel tips to make the most out of your holiday to South Korea. We’ll look at the climate and best times to visit, the type of power outlets used and the emergency phone number if you need help. We’ll check out transport to and around...

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