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The Best

Traditional Korean Hanok Stay



Hyusim Pension is a small village featuring various types of hanok structures. It was built by highlighting the virtues of the traditional Korean house and by modernizing interior facilities such as kitchen and toilets.

Experience the beauty of Korea in comfortable hanok.

Inquiries : +82-33-642-5075 / +82-10-7240-5075 /

(Korean, Englinsh, Japanese, Chinese)


Address : 21, Jeodonggol-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea


Gyeongpodae Pavilion​

4 mins on foot

Gyeongpodae Pavilion, located on a small hill north of Gyeongpo Lake, is one of the eight scenic sites of Gwangdong (northeastern coast). The pavilion was originally built in 1326 but was moved to its current location in 1508. The pavilion shape and design changed over time before settling on the current design. The pavilion has five pillars in the front and on the side, with a gabled roof line typical of Korean architecture.

The inside of Gyeongpodae Pavilion is decorated with calligraphy and poems written by many famous scholars of the Joseon dynasty, including both King Sukjong and Yulgok Yi I. The pavilion is surrounded by a pine tree forest, and is famous for its view of the moon reflecting off the waters of the lake below, which gave the pavilion its name. The area around the pavilion was designated as a provincial park in 1981.


Gyeongpoho Lake​

4 mins on foot

Gyeongpoho Lake, which means “clear as a mirror,” is located 6 kilometers northeast of Gangneung, and is also called Gunjaho Lake. Gyeongpoho Lake was formed when the mouth of a bay was closed by sand and pebbles brought in by the sea currents. It is famous as a destination site for migratory birds. It used to be a large lake with a circumference of 12 kilometers, but it diminished because of the accumulation of dirt and sand.

Gyeongpoho Lake was famous as a fishing site as it is clean and clear but due to pollution it was designated as a nature protection site and fishing has been banned.


Gyeongpo Beach

3 mins by car / 25mins on foot

Located 1 kilometer away from Gyeongpodae and 6 kilometers from downtown Gangneung, Gyeongpo Beach is a sand bank formed between Gyeongpoho Lake and the ocean. This beautiful beach extends to a length of 1.8 kilometers and is covered with fine sand. It is a very well-known tourist attraction within Korea.

Gyeongpo Beach is famous for its picturesque sunrise and tranquil moonrise. There are other nearby attractions in the area, like the pine forest and wild roses, which grow in various areas around the beach. Many tourists enjoy riding bikes around Gyeongpoho Lake, or hiking at Seoraksan and Odaesan Mountains.


Walking Paths​

Along the Pine trees

Hyusim is surrounded by dense forest of pine trees.

Walking along the pine trees with fresh air and breeze will make you feel calm and relaxed.

We would highly recommend you to take a walk along the footpath in the fresh morning.


Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum

4 mins on foot

Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum combines a music museum focused on sound with a science museum focused on inventions by Thomas Edison. Opened in 1982, the museum offers over 30 years of history and tradition with over 5,000 collections including music related items and inventions by Edison. Some of the main facilities include four large exhibition halls, a large music room and an observatory with a view of Gyeongpo Lake on the third floor. Edison Museum on the first two floors has three exhibition halls with inventions, artifacts, daily supplies and more.

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5 mins by car

Ojukheon House was where Shin Saimdang (1504-1551) lived and where her son Yi I (penname Yulgok; scholar and politician of the Joseon Period) was born. It was built during the early Joseon Dynasty and remains one of the oldest wooden residential buildings in Korea. It was designated as Treasure No. 165 in 1963 and has been maintained by the descendants throughout the generations.

Inside Ojukheon is Yulgok Memorial Hall, Mongryongsil, where Yi I was born, the household shrine called Munseongsa, and the various entrance gates. The household complex also includes Eojaegak, which was built to preserve the inkstone and Gyeokmongyogyeol (a book written by Yi I in 1577 for those beginning their studies), mementos of Yi I. Since 1961, the city of Gangneung has held a memorial ceremony at Yulgok Memorial Hall on October 25-26.

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5 mins by car

Seongyojang House is the former upper class residence of the Lee Nae-beon (1703-1781) and his family in Gangneung, Gangwon-do. It was designated Important Folklore Material No. 5 in 1967. The one-syllable word "Seon" in Seongyojang means boat. Gyeongpo Lake was right in front of Seongyojang House at the time it was built, thus making is accessible by boat.

Seongyojang House has all the features of a typical upper class residence during the Joseon period. The complex even has a large pond with a pavilion named Hwallaejeong Pavilion. While the building still blends beautifully with the surrounding nature, Seongyojang House has been well-preserved and is considered a valuable resource in the historical research of living conditions of upper class households during the Joseon dynasty.

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Jungang Market

15 mins by car

Gangwon-do’s representative traditional market, Jungang Market opened in 1980 as a permanent market. The market is divided into two main parts; one is a traditional market and the other is an underground fishery market. The second floor has a restaurant and coffee shops. Vendors display their products along the street, providing a typical scene of a traditional market and an opportunity to learn about the life of people in Gangneung.

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Gangneung Coffee Street

16 mins by car

Gangneung in Gangwon-do is the first local district in Korea to host a coffee festival and support coffee artisans as well has promote development of coffee related facilities and contents such as a coffee museum, coffee street, coffee factory, barista academy, etc. With almost all coffee shops in the area roasting their own coffee beans, Gangneung is well-recognized as the "city of coffee."

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Jumunjin Seafood Market

20 mins by car

Jumunjin Seafood Market was founded in 1936 and is situated in Gangneung next to Jumunjin Port, home to a large fleet of squid boats. It is the largest seafood market on the East Coast and includes a dried seafood market and a sashimi center. The market is a favorite among both Koreans and international visitors.

Market specialties include a variety of fresh seafood caught on the East Coast such as squid, mackerel, pollacks, pikes, and crabs. At the market, visitors can purchase these items (and a number of dried seafood products) at inexpensive prices, as well as get a taste of fresh, delicious sashimi. In addition, the market hosts a variety of fun events such as the Blowfish Festival and Squid Festival.

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Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch

36 mins by car

Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch is a privately owned ranch on an area of 195 k㎡. There are many ranches in Pyeongchang, but Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch is the only ranch that raises sheep. The sheep grazing field is surrounded by a 1.2 meter-long circular walkway, so visitors can view the sheep at all times during their visit. It takes about 40 minutes to walk along this path. A wooden shack located in the field appeared as a backdrop of the movie "The Man from Mars." The wooden shack fits perfectly with the sheep farm, and has become a popular photo site. To get a closer experience with the sheep, sign up for the feeding experience, where you can give hay to the sheep and even reach out to touch their fuzzy heads.

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Solhyang Arboretum​

27 mins by car

It has 23 different themes on the site at about 78.5 hectares and is made of 220,000 plants of 1,127 species. From the entrance, you can enjoy the sound of water, scent of flowers, and pine scents. The forest ecological observatory consists of ginger and gruel trees, a thousand-year-old breathing path, a pine forest square with a Geumgang pine tree, a Bibi-Chuwon, a medicinal botanical garden, and a dye botanical garden.

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Haslla Art World​

40 mins by car

Covering an area of 61 acres, Haslla Art World gets its name ‘Haslla’ from Gangneung's name from the Silla period. Formed by applying to its natural features, the Art Garden contains the Pine Tree Garden, Time Hall, Wetlands, Field Garden, Sea Garden and Fun Garden. At the Fun Garden located by the sea, artists and visitors can talk about artwork placed here, as well as gaze at the clear view of the sea. There is also a study room where children experience the making of artwork and observe nature, as well as try to make sotdae (a Korean folk item, a pole, which is set up for prayer or celebration).

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Sandglass Park

40 mins by car

Sandglass Park is surrounded by the East Sea, mountains and Jeongdongjin 2-ri Village. Sandglass Park has pine trees, benches facing the sea, and access to Jeongdongjin Beach. A sandglass doesn’t show the present time like a sundial or a water glass but instead measures the time elapsed by a set volumn of sand descending through gravity. Jeongdongjin Sandglass Park was established in 1999 by the city of Gangneung and Samsung Electronics Co. to commemorate the upcoming century. Part of this commemoration was the building of the giant sandglass at the park. The Sandglass has a diameter of 8.06 meters, width of 3.2 meters, weight of 40 tons and holds 8 tons of sand, making it one of the biggest sandglasses in the world. It takes a whole year for sand to trickle to the bottom and then the sandglass restarts again on New Year’s Day each year at midnight.

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Sogeumganggyegok Valley​

46 mins by car

Sogeumganggyegok Valley is located on the east side of Odaesan Mountain. The valley is also referred to as Cheonghak Dongsogeum because the scenery resembles a crane (cheonghak) spreading its wings. The rock formations standing in between the lush valley forests will draw the eyes of any visitor. Several attractions are found along the valley path such as Mureunggyegok Valley, Myeonggyeongdae Post, Guryongpokpo Falls, Gunjapokpo Falls, and more.

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