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great for sea food

Sea food is Korea is very different from that of other countries and Daepo-port is the place where... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Jinhee K
Seoul, South Korea
A magical place

We walked back to Sokcho from Seorak Sunrise Park to the city and came across Daepo Port, which is... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Daepo-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place you see fresh seafood, dry seafood. Make sure to try the deep fry seafood snack. Shrimp, crab, squid etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I didn't eat at the port but if you are after seafood then this is the place! None of he restaurants are flash but a good authentic experience to be had, for sure. I happily spent an hour walking around the port with my small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lan Z
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Sea food is Korea is very different from that of other countries and Daepo-port is the place where you can try Korean style sea food. Of course, it is a bit pricy since it is a famous tourist spot, yet it is still reasonable for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jinhee K
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Plenty of seafood restaurants here but the price is much higher compare to those you could find in or near to Sokcho town. I'd a seafood dinner here which is almost 5x more expensive than what i had in Sokcho market.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ng_angie16
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We walked back to Sokcho from Seorak Sunrise Park to the city and came across Daepo Port, which is also an area where there are any restaurants and a Ramada resort. Most of the restaurants sell raw fish, octopus, shrimps, crabs and shellfish. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The port area is quite small but packed with seafood restaurants. Tons of tanks with fresh seafood all over the place, simple restaurants, one after another. The prices range from restaurant to restaurant, often they offer only sets for 4 guests or larger groups, so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GlobetrotterJ16
Reviewed March 20, 2018

There is a very wide range of sea animals in tanks and you can choose whatever you like. We saw quite a number of dead fish in various tanks which was a bit off putting. You do tend to feel very sorry for the animals...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Rows and rows of restaurants serving their own specialties! What I love as a tourist: -lots of choices depending on the gravity of your hunger and craving: there's ready-to-eat street food, or for those who can wait, pick your live seafood and have them cook...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sugarhighness
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

My family doesn't speak Hangul, but we wanted to eat like the locals. We spent a pricy 150,000₩ to eat sashimi, crab and fish soup. The fish is caught right there in local waters, as is the crab. Can't get fresher. While the sashimi wasn't...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank J H
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

It was better 10-15 years ago but still it is good because you can find a lot animals which you can ser probably first time in your life.45minutes enough if you want to eat you need little bit more.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Difficulty in planning>Sokcho, Gyeonggi! (4 Replies)
hi! im interested mainly in visiting Sokcho's Mt Seoraksan, Gyeonggi 's Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm & maybe ChunCheon's Daepo port. what do u guys think of these places? r there any other places there thats worth a visit too? i have two 4-day long period to spare for these places? Pls advice on a recommended way of travelling. Thanks in advance!
May 24, 2010|
Response fromethelman2|
lots of places are worth visiting- what are you interested in, though?
Visiting Sokcho/Seoraksan/Daepo Port from Seoul (5 Replies)
Hi all, I'll be going to Seoul next week and am planning taking a day trip to Sokcho on a Sunday. Programme: Sokcho beach, Abai village, Seoraksan and Daepo port. How early should I leave Seoul if I want to be back that same day? Tentatively, I am thinking 8am departure and 630pm return. Doable? Also have a quick question wrt Daepo port, will I be able to get Sannakji (raw octopus) there? Thanks!
May 23, 2010|
Response fromSeoulHyena|
It takes 3 hours to Sokcho from Seoul. So round trip takes at least 6 hours. If you want to do all in a day, you better take earlier bus such as 6:30. There are buses leaving from Sokcho in the evening, so think about taking evening bus to Seoul. From Sokcho bus terminal Sokcho beach, Abai village and Daepo port are close. But to Seoraksan take a little more. Sometimes you got to take a taxi. Yes, at Daepo port, there are so many raw fish restaurants. You can try sannakji over there. I...More
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How many days and where to stay in Seoul? (3 Replies)
Hi, everybody, We are visiting Seoul. To see all the places mentioned below, how many days do we need? Which 4 star hotel in which area should we stay to make moving around easy, saving time and money, and easy to eat out? Blue house Gyeongbok Palace National Folk Museum Insa-dong antique street Namsan Folk Village (also called Namsan Hanok Village?) Petite France Nami Island Chuncheon Myeondong Mt. Seorak Gwoengumseng castle by cable car Shinhungsa Temple Daepo port...More
January 18, 2015|
Response fromdebb199|
Not all the places you have listed are in Seoul. I would say you need 2-3 days to see all the places you have listed which are actually in Seoul, then another day in order to take a day trip to Nami Island, Petite France and Chuncheon. To visit Seoraksan National Park, you should allow for an overnight stay in Sokcho. For Seoul, look for hotels in the Myeongdong-City Hall-Jongno areas which are close to the palaces and Insadong.