Do you know what does the world Hassla mean? No, not the hustler, but Hassla. It is an old Korean word, which is actually the old name of Gangneug city at the time of the Three Kingdoms of Korea!
Even though the name of the city was changed to its’ current name – Gangneung, a long time ago, this word remains remembered. An art complex and a hotel named after the ancient city is now one of the must-visit tourist destinations in the area!
Deungmyeongnakgasa Temple (kor. 등명낙가사) in Gangneung city, Gangwon province was a refreshing find during our last trip to this beautiful coastal city. it is located 41 kilometers away from the Gangneung station and is also reachable by public transportation. A single bus ride will take you around 50 minutes to go there, but if prefer being time efficient, you can also take a taxi to get there under 20 minutes instead.
I would recommend dropping by there if you are on your way to Jeongdongjin, as it is the closest station you can find around, even though we came from the Gangneung Station, as taking the KTX was much faster for us, coming from Seoul.