Sunday, 20 May 2007

Sokcho & Jeongdongjin

Day 5

Sokcho
Sockho is a bustling port city facing the East Sea, and is famous for its fish market. The stalls are located right next to the waterfront where the fishing boats are docked.
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Gangneung
Moving further south, we board a Korail train for a short 15mins journey to Jeongdongjin.
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The Mugunghwa class of train service denotes that it is an express train service that will skip several stops along the way.
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Interior of the train carriage. Old, but very clean.
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Comfortable and wide seats
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The journey passes by the East Sea coastline.
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Jeongdongjin station is the nearest train station to the beach in the world, and this is recognised in the Guiness Book of Records.
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The beach is famous for its magnificent sunrise. The 'abandoned' cruise liner and clipper in the background form part of a themed restaurant.
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The sand in the hourglass takes 1yr to fall through completely. A ceremony is held at midnight on the last day of the year annually to rotate the hourglass.
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Next Post: Chungju Lake, Danyang

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

are the cruise liner and clipper real??

Anonymous said...

the hourglass is so cool!!!!