Marja’s family resides in Sokcho, a small city in the northeast corner of Korea. Bordered by the East Sea and Mt. Seoraksan, Sokcho is full of outdoor parks, waterfalls, and beaches, making it an incredibly popular tourist destination for its beaches and natural beauty. Another benefit of its coastal location is excellent local seafood, which Marja took full advantage of.
WHERE TO EAT
Sokcho’s famous for its memilguksu, a buckwheat noodle soup. At Siloammemil, they make their own noodles from scratch from buckwheat that they farm and grind themselves.
Whenever Marja’s in Sokcho, she makes sure to come here. Located in Daepo port, a port and outdoor seafood market, it serves amazingly fresh grilled clams and scallops.
This is Sokcho’s main seafood market, and it’s a veritable paradise of seafood. Stalls here serve local specialities such as fried shrimp, pan-fried slices of stuffed squid, and grilled whole fish.
WHAT TO SEE
On Buddha’s birthday, Marja and Diana visited this ancient temple near Mt. Seoraksan. With its prime location, it has some wonderful scenery.
WHERE TO STAY
Here’s a comprehensive list of hotels in Sokcho.