South Korea, Sokcho Guide (B): Exploring Seoraksan National Park in Autumn
The chase for autumn leaves peaks during October and November in Korea. It was our second autumn here and I was reasonably confident about figuring out the local transport network. And that’s how we decided to join the revelry of autumn chasers across the country. Now, it’s good to have a plan in place before travelling in Korea in the peak season. Hotels and trains/buses get booked pretty quickly. Names can sound very similar and you might reach the wrong destination — if you don’t do your research well.
Imagine your Korea (2017) forecasts the fall foliage trend for a given season. The changes in colour are first observed in the northern parts and gradually progress towards the south. Seoraksan National Park lies in Gangwon-do Province (northeast of Seoul) and was on my wish list for a long time. We only had weekends to spare and that made it difficult to escape the crowd of autumn pilgrims. But, it’s a small price to pay for the brilliant bursts of colour that we’d get to see. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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