Hiking Taebaeksan in Winter

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In January, Gangwan-do province is a hub for snow festivals, skiing, and ice fishing. Taebaeksan National Park hosts an annual Snow Festivalin the second week of January, when temperatures dip to an all-time low. Taebaeksan is also popular for its sunrise view hike. I generally avoid festivals and tourism events. But, I felt the need to escape Seoul, city life, and the dull winter days.

We woke up at 4 AM in the morning, and within an hour, took a cab to Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. We had made an online reservation for the bus to Taebaek city on the previous day. We left Seoul at 6:30 AM and 3 hours later, we reached Taebaek Intercity Bus Terminal. There’s a local tourism information centre here and I’d suggest: this should be your starting point. We picked up a map of Taebaek region (with the hiking course) and the…

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