[Korea Travel] Jeongdongjin Beach and What to Do There

Jeongdongjin Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach in South Gangneung, Gangwon Province and even though it is not as popular as Gyeongpo – the main beach of the city, it is just as beautiful and personally, I think there are even more things to do and see at Jeongdongjin. Plus, you can escape the main crowd too! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

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[Korea travel] Abai Village and Gani Beach in Sokcho

Sokcho is a beautiful city on the East coast of South Korea, which is widely known for its’ beaches, fishery and shipbuilding. Yet, it is also home for many North Korean refugees who fled from Hamgyeong Province to South Korea during the Korean War and stayed in this town for over 60 years. Most of them are situated in Cheong-ho District, a small town, most widely known as Abai Village.

It was not originally called this way. The word Abai itself means “an old person” in Hamgyeong Province dialect, so the town got used to this name over time and now it represents the story of those, who stepped forward and chose a different path during the hardest period in the history of the Korean peninsula.

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