Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea

Hello? Today, we’ll be traveling east using public transportation 🙂 This is “Dong Seoul Terminal,” located at Jangbyeon Station on Subway Line 2. I’ve been using this place a lot lately. Dong Seoul Terminal is a great starting point for various intercity bus routes. It’s a fantastic departure point for travelers like me who rely on public transportation. The bus I’ll be boarding today departs from Platform 1. It’s one of the oldest and most traditional routes, isn’t it? The bus I’ll be taking today is the “Donghae Express.” It’s been an exceptional bus. The space between the seats in the front is spacious enough and there’s a USB charger. Just note that the Type-C cable is not supported. Let’s go now! The first bus on the route departs at 7:40 a.m. About three hours after departure, the blue sea starts to appear and most passengers get off before my destination directly. Thank you, I think I rented the bus myself 🙂 After driving for 3 and a half hours, we arrived at today’s destination. It’s along a very quiet national road. There’s a bus stop across from where I got off. This is “Jangho 2-ri Bus Terminal.” When the bus returns to Seoul, I plan to stop here. There are buses heading to Seoul four times a day, so please refer to the video for the timetable.

(07:14 / 14:04 / 15:14 / 19:03) Oh, by the way! There’s no ticket office here, so you have to book your tickets online in advance. You can walk towards the sea through the alleyway right on the left of the bus terminal. There are many commercial facilities and accommodations nearby. If you walk about 100 meters, you’ll see a fantastic view of the sea. This place, where the sea water is clear and the waves are small, is “Jango Beach.” You can also see the only seaside cable car on the East Coast nearby. This is “Jango Port.” There used to be a large center for raw fish. Many people used it, so the view of the sea must be beautiful. “Dafto Jeong” is small, but there are nearby restaurants and cafes so you can rest. There’s no need to go there, but Jango Port is famous for transparent canoes and diving. It’s not summer yet, but many people are already using it. The boat prices range from 25,000 won for 30 minutes to 60,000 won for a large boat. You can also rent diving equipment. There’s a bridge that extends to “Du Ndam,” a small island next to Jango Port. The view from here is amazing, and the view while passing under the bridge by boat must be great. There’s a whale statue in front of the Sky Bridge Square. They say whales are often seen in the East Sea. You must be lucky 🙂 There are stairs leading to “Dundae Rock.” Although the height is low, the view is stunning. Why is this place called “Napoli Korea”? It’s a somewhat logical perspective 🙂 There is an elevator in the middle of “Jango Port.” It leads to the cable car station. Just climb a few steps from the deck. It’s not high. The cable car operates round-trip from “Jango Port” to “Yonghwa” across the sea. There are two types of cable cars operating round-trip. Working hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. Pre-booking online is not possible, and tickets can only be sold on-site. The fare is 6,000 won round-trip/10,000 won round-trip for adults. If the wind speed exceeds 15 meters per second, the operation will not continue. It’s a good idea to check the availability in advance through the website. The large cable car can accommodate 25 people on weekends. You may have to wait a bit, and it takes about 7 minutes one way on the cable car. Slowly running over the sparkling sea between “Jango Port” and “Yonghwa,” there is a transparent glass window below. If you look closely, you can see a fish school. “Jangho-hwang” is a small but very beautiful port. Yonghwa on the other side of the cable car is made up of strangely shaped cliff slopes. So the atmosphere is completely different. When you arrive at “Yonghwa,” there is a sky lounge on the fifth floor. It’s just a rooftop, but the view is very beautiful. Below is “Yonghwa Beach,” shaped like a crescent moon. It’s a beautiful beach. There is also a cafe on the third floor. From here, you can see “Jango Port” on the other side very well. I descended from “Yonghwa” and went down to the village below. After passing through a small village, a small and beautiful beach appeared. This is “Yonghwa Beach,” and although it is smaller than other East Coast beaches, the white sand is very clean. The depth of the sea is nice, so playing in it seems wonderful. It was especially nice because there was less erosion of the sandy beach. You can see the railway tracks and tunnel on top of the mountain on the other side. There is also a railway bike platform in “Yonghwa.” Because it is popular, you need to book tickets online in advance. Just pass the car waiting area in front of the railway bike platform and turn right. Just cross the bridge. I don’t know if this river is fresh or saltwater? When you cross the bridge, there is a “Yonghwa” bus stop. From here, you can take bus number 242 if the timing is right, but there’s only one bus per hour. I took a taxi to save time. “Kakao Taxi” is also very popular. It only took about 10 minutes by taxi (taxi fare 5,000 won). All you have to do is climb the mountain that you saw on the “Yonghwa” beach earlier. This place, where a beautiful white lighthouse welcomes you, is “Chogok Port.” There’s also a “Chogok” bus stop at “Chogok Port.” Bus number 242 runs here 8 times a day. Please check the timetable in advance. Even if you take a picture of the QR code at the station, you can still check the latest timetable. Of course, it would be nice to wait about 5 minutes before the timetable. “Chogok” is also the hometown of the gold medalist in the “Hwang Young-jo Marathon.” “Chogok Port” is a very small port. However, there are five restaurants selling seafood. In “Chogok Port,” there is the “Yonggul Chateau Rock Road.” Closed every Monday, and the last admission is at 5 p.m. in summer. Originally, there was no admission fee, and this path was restricted because it was a military area. Recently, a free surface road was installed and opened. In the past, the residents of “Chogok Port” say that only important guests were given a special boat tour. It’s gotten better, hasn’t it? This is the first observatory. The sea water was really clear; it was like an emerald, wasn’t it? You can climb up to the first observatory using the stairs. It’s a scene that can be compared to secret coast views. The unstable cliff surface road adds a lot of anticipation to the distance. There are no stairs, so anyone can go there, and there’s also an area for taking pictures. The weather is beautiful today, so the scenery looks even more beautiful. The stunningly eroded beach stretches along the East Coast. It’s amazing no matter where you look, whether to the left or right. There’s also a suspension bridge. I’m amazed at how clear the sea water is under the suspension bridge. It’s a course that costs no less than the “Jeongdong-Simgok Badabuchae-gil” course I mentioned before. There are strange-shaped rocks gathered in front of me. This rock is the “Turtle Rock.” You have to look closely to see it 🙂 Can you see a small turtle climbing up a big rock like this? This is the “Candlestick Rock.” It’s possible that most of you have been to “Tamra Jangsado Island” in the East Sea. The “Chotdaebawi” rock in “Chogok” is also very beautiful. The works created by Mother Nature are always amazing! You can also see the “Dragon Cave” in front of you. The total length of the surface path is about 700 meters round-trip. When I come back, it seems like a completely different view. If you take your time and look around, it will take about an hour. And after a long time, I purified my eyes with secret coastal views.

We’ve now returned to “Chogok Port” and had lunch at a small restaurant in front of the port that I saw earlier. Please refer to the menu for prices. I had my favorite raw fish soup. There were plenty of raw fish and it was delicious. After lunch, we went to the “Hwang Young-jo Memorial Hall” on the hill in the village. Admission is free. “Chogok,” a small port in Samcheok, is also the hometown of the national marathon champion “Hwang Young-jo.” So there’s a small memorial statue like this inside the memorial hall, and there are many records and posters about “Hwang Young-jo,” and the clothes they wore are also on display. There was a memorial park right in front of the memorial hall. It was very well maintained. And there was also a sculpture of Mont Juic on the finish line of the Barcelona Olympics. I remember the impactful picture of the marathon runner. There’s a small hut behind the sculpture. It is said that you can find an Olympic gold medalist’s hometown here. And upon closer inspection, I found a roof with Olympic rings. Anyone can see that this is the house of the Olympic gold medalist 🙂 From the top, “Chogok Port” looks very small and beautiful. There’s also a hidden rooftop path that’s nice. I’ve now returned to the village and boarded the bus. The timetable for bus number 242 is precise. I’ll return here by bus. The railway bike passes through “Chogok” and it took about 10 minutes by bus to get to “Jangho 2-ri Bus Terminal.” I’ll board the bus (to Seoul) at the opposite station. There’s no ticket office here, so you have to book your tickets online in advance. I booked the 3:14 bus. For those who want to enjoy it slowly, it would be a good idea to take the bus at 7:03 p.m. Thanks to the bus route, I arrived in Seoul in 3 and a half hours. Today’s course was a one-day trip. It’s a course to enjoy the blue sea of the East Coast and unexplored natural scenery. Please plan your trip according to the timetable provided by the bus. I hope this helps you plan your trip! Thank you for watching today!

Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea

Introduction to Donghae

Welcome! Today, we will be exploring the beautiful city of Donghae on the east coast of Korea. Donghae is known for its breathtaking landscapes and offers an amazing trekking experience. The best way to get there is by using public transportation, and the starting point for our journey is Dong Seoul Station.

Location of Dong Seoul Station

Dong Seoul Station is located in Jangbeon Station on Subway Line 2. This station has been quite popular lately, serving as a major hub for various city buses. It’s a great starting point for travelers like yourself who prefer to use public transportation. The bus we will be taking today departs from Platform 1. It is one of the oldest and most traditional routes, making for a charming journey.

Bus Departure Point

The bus we’ll be travelling on is the Donghae Express. It stands out from other buses with its spacious seating and USB chargers. Please note that it doesn’t support Type-C chargers. Now let’s get going! The first bus of the day departs at 7:40 am. About 3 hours after departure, the blue sea starts to appear, and most passengers get off before reaching our destination. I believe I’ve rented the entire bus for myself!

Information about the Donghae Express Bus

The Donghae Express bus is a convenient and comfortable way to travel to Donghae. With spacious seating and USB chargers, it ensures a pleasant journey. The bus takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from Dong Seoul Station to our destination, offering a scenic route that passes through quiet national roads.

Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea

First Bus Departure

The first bus of the day departs from Dong Seoul Station at 7:40 am. As we travel, you’ll notice the blue sea starting to appear after about 3 hours. This is a truly picturesque sight! Along the way, most of the passengers will disembark before we reach our destination. It feels like having a private bus.

Arrival at Destination

After a 3 and a half hour drive, we will arrive at our destination. The area is characterized by quiet national roads and beautiful scenery. There is a bus stop on the opposite side of where we disembark. This is Jangho 2-ri Bus Station, where we will consider returning to Seoul. There are buses heading back to Seoul four times a day. Please refer to the video for the timetable.

Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea

Jangho 2-ri Bus Station

Jangho 2-ri Bus Station is the starting point for buses heading back to Seoul from Donghae. It is a convenient location to catch a bus back to the city. However, please note that there is no ticket office at this station, so it’s essential to book your ticket online in advance. You can walk towards the sea through the narrow alley directly to the left of the bus station. Along the way, you will find many commercial facilities and nearby accommodations. After walking about 100 meters, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sea. This location, with its clear and shallow waters, is called Jango Beach. You can also catch a glimpse of the East Coast’s only sea cable car from here. There is also a famous raw fish center in the vicinity, which used to be frequented by many people. The view of the sea must have been truly beautiful.

Return Bus to Seoul

When returning to Seoul, we will consider taking the bus from Jangho 2-ri Bus Station. Buses heading back to Seoul depart four times a day: at 7:14 am, 2:04 pm, 3:14 pm, and 7:03 pm. Please note that there is no ticket office at the station, so it’s important to book your ticket online in advance. From Jangho 2-ri Bus Station, you can enjoy a leisurely walk towards the sea where you will find a stunning view after passing through a small village. If the timing is right, you can catch Bus number 242, but please be aware that there is only one bus per hour. Alternatively, you can take a taxi for a faster journey. “Taxi Kakao” is quite popular in the area and can take you to your destination for a fee of 5,000 won. For those who prefer a more relaxed and scenic experience, it’s recommended to take the bus departing at 7:03 pm.

Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea

Bus Ticket Reservation

To ensure a smooth journey, it is crucial to reserve your bus ticket online in advance. The ticket reservation website will provide the most up-to-date information on bus schedules and availability. Please take note of the departure times and plan accordingly to make the most of your trip.

Conclusion

In conclusion, a day trip to Donghae offers the opportunity to explore the stunning natural beauty of the east coast of Korea. By starting our journey from Dong Seoul Station and taking the Donghae Express bus, we can enjoy a comfortable and convenient ride. The first bus departs at 7:40 am and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach our destination. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by the serene atmosphere of Jangho 2-ri Bus Station, where we will consider our return to Seoul. Remember to book your bus tickets online in advance for a hassle-free travel experience. With its beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery, Donghae is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. We hope this comprehensive guide helps you plan your trip to Donghae, and we thank you for joining us on this adventure!

Trekking on the east coast of Korea: Experience the Best Scenic Views of Donghae by Taking a Direct Bus | Free Admission | Public Transportation Day Trip | ???????? Video By How to Enjoy Adventures in Korea