Geonbongsa Temple, with nine branch temples, was one of the four main Buddhist temples along with Sinheungsa and Baekdamsa temples on Seoraksan Mountain. The tooth sarira of the Buddha brought over from the Tang Dynasty of China by National Preceptor Jajang and the Neungpagyo Bridge (Treasure No. 1336) in the shape of the rainbow boast over 1,000 years of history.
A single-story pavilion with an octagonal roof and double-layer eaves that measures 2 kan in the front and 2 kan on the sides.
It presents a breathtaking view, as it was built on a towering coastal cliff comprised of rocks in fascinating forms and shapes that embody the mysteries of the East Sea. It faces Cheongganjeong Pavilion and Baekdo Island on its south and is near Neungpadae Cliff on its north.
Hwajinpo Lake situated adjacent to Hwapo-ri, Chodo-ri and Jukjeong-ri in Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do Province is the largest natural lake on the east coast with a circumference of 16km. Its name was given as beach roses (Rosa rugosa) bloom on the lakeside each year.
Thousands of migratory birds and the tundra swan flock to the vast field of reeds. It is surrounded by a dense pine forest that creates a striking sight, and this is why many famous people had their vacation homes nearby.
Cheongganjeong Pavilion is a mid-story pavilion with a hip-and-gable roof that was built on a rugged cliff towering above the boundless expanse of water and the Cheonggancheon Stream flowing from the Seoraksan Mountain.
The waves that break against the cliff during sunrise appear as though wisps of clouds are dissolving away into a misty fog. With its breathtaking natural scenery, the area has been receiving endless streams of poets visiting here for inspiration.
Ulsanbawi Rock situated at the boundary between Goseong and Sokcho marking the foothills of Seoraksan Mountain is associated with countless legendary tales. Goseong offers a breathtaking view of the rugged precipice with strange rock formations that is considered an ultimate masterpiece created by nature. Ulsanbawi Rock measuring 873m in height is surrounded by cliffs, which are 4km in circumstance and consist of 6 peaks.
The Unification Observatory, situated 70m above ground, is covered in glass on its northern side to offer a panoramic view of Geumgangsan Mountain and the Haegeumgang River. When you stand at the Unification Observatory established in area where the demilitarized zone (DMZ) meets the southern limit line (SLL), you can see Guseonbong Peak of Geumgangsan Mountain and the Haegeumgang River nearby and even take in a spectacular view of Sinseondae, Ongnyeobong, Chaehabong, Ilchulbong, and Jipseonbong peaks on clear days.
The natural lake, which is 4km in circumference (66ha in area) and 5m in depth, blends beautifully with Jukdo Island and the nearby pine forest. With its splendid natural environment, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the county.
Next to National Road 7 running adjacent to Songjiho Lake is a migratory bird observation tower. The area is a wintering site for migratory birds on their way down south. The lake typically does not freeze over in winter because there is a mix of saltwater and contains abundant amounts of prey for migratory birds. Every winter, mallards, geese and tundra swans, designated as a natural monument of Korea, flock over to the lake.
Masanbong Peak, situated near Jinburyeong above the high and steep peaks of the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, presents a view of snowy scenery in winter and breathtaking scenery of the east coast that remind the onlookers of the greatness of nature.
Masanbong Peak has such a spectacular landscape that it is arguably the best place to go hiking in the springtime. There are a number of valleys to the west of Masanbong Peak that present a splendid natural environment. Masanbong Peak is the second peak in South Korea among the 12,000 peaks of Geumgangsan Mountain.