When it comes to places to visit in Gangwon-do, the first places that come to Korean’s mind are Naksansa, Gyeongpodae, Jukseoru, and others called as ‘the eight famous spots in Eastern Korea.’ However, there is another place that has been recently emerging newly. This is Jumunjin next to Gangneung.
Unfortunately, Jumujin doesn’t belong to the eight famous spots in Eastern Korea. However, nowadays, this place is so crowded with tourists because it is quite more still than other places as well as provides various things to enjoy. Even more than that, it is a right place for a food and drink tour because there are a lot of exotic East Sea seafood. We have collected all of places to visit in Gangwon-do and things to see, experience, and eat. If you don’t have any plan during weekends, why don’t you go on a trip in Jumunjin?
Best Profile Photography Spot for Couples
The recent hottest place in Jumunjin is ‘Youngjin Beach.’ This beach was used to be right for families to enjoy vacation because it was very quiet and clean. However, this became the hottest place to visit in Gangwon-do after it was appeared on the Korean famous drama, <Dokkaebi>.
Couples and families who would like to take a picture at the end of the Youngjin seawall that was a drama filming spot are lined up. It would be good to wait awhile and take a picture there.
address: Yeongok-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
A Cup of Coffee Brewed by Professional Barista
‘Bohemian Youngjin’ run by Yichoo Park who is the Korea’s first-generation professional barista is already very famous and worth a visit in Gangwon-do. When you get into a café, you can immediately see picture frames and coffee roasters that seem to have evidence of age for a long time.
Bohemian Youngjin is very special because Yichoo Park directly brew hand-drip coffee. You might fall in love with its deep flavor and the nice look of the barista as well. However, visitors can drink special coffee only for a short period of time for reasons of his health. Please check operating hours and days in order not to waste your time!
address: 55-11, Hongjilmok-gil, Yeongok-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
Operating Hours: Thu 08:00 - 17:00, Fri, Sat, Sun 08:00 – 15:00 (Mon, Tue, Wed Off)
The Largest Fish Market in East Sea
Jumunjin Fish Market
You can enjoy delicious seafood of East Sea most reasonably in ‘Jumunjin Fish Market.’ Like the largest fish market in East Sea, there are a lot of fresh seafood such as squid, red snow crab, octopus, pacific saury, and others. Very fresh seafood and the immediately filleted raw fish are nothing like them in the world.
If you like a market tour, it is highly recommended to visit the Jumunjin fish market early in the morning. It is so unique to see the contrast with all kinds of seafood on the floor of an auction house and brokers who are writing down the price in a bids table. The view of a fishing boat back toward the rising sun and homeward bound is so touching.
address: 38, Sijang-gil, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
Operating Hours: 07:00 - 22:00
So Interesting Sea Bathing and Fishing
Can you gather sea shells in East Sea? You can get the answer in ‘Jumunjin Beach.’ It is possible to gather sea shells with empty hands because this beach is shallow in water and has very clean seawater! Also, a lot of tourists who enjoy thrilled fishing visit to Hyangho Lake next to the beach in order to fish for freshwater fish all year round.
It is recommended to take your time on the beach and drive a car around the neighborhood. ‘Haeannuri-gil’ from Jumunjin Beach to Saguenjin and Gyeongpodae Pavilion provides a great driving course and even a chance to see the highlight of the coastal road in East Sea. Please drive a car along the coastal road with the unique blueness and enjoy your time.
address: Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
New Scenery of Gangwon-do, Jumunjin
Jumunjin was a common neighborhood next to Gangneung, Gangwon-do. However, this place is getting younger and more beautiful little by little. As there have been various things to enjoy, it is getting so energetic with the still and tranquil scenery. How about going to the existing tourism attractions in Jumunjin as well as emerging spots in Gangwon-do and making a pleasant memory for the upcoming weekend?
Credit to: Editor, Visit Korea, Solhayng Gangneung, Haeparanggil, Haesari Village, Bohemian Yichoo Park Coffee Factory, Facebook, and others