Have you ever been to Sokcho in Korea? How about a small little area called “Abai Village.” Named after the North Korean Hamgyeong-do dialect for “an aged person,” it’s a place where many North Koreans fled during the war, thinking they would be able to go back…but they couldn’t after the 38th parallel was drawn up.
When you visit here, you can eat some delicious Abai sundae (Korean blood sausage), squid sundae (squid stuffed with ground meat and cooked eggs), or some of the delicious friend street foods. You can get there by taking a boat that is manually-powered by an older gentleman, who is really kind. It’s within walking distance to the beach, so take a stroll on the white sands. With a bit of a walk, you can actually visit some of the homes where the villagers live, and they have some really cool murals painted on the walls surrounding their house – it’s a great spot for pictures!
You can get to Sokcho by bus, or you can take the KTX out to Gangreung, then take a shorter bus ride up there.
If you want another activity to do in Sokcho, how about climbing Mt. Seoraksan? It’s beautiful, especially in the spring and fall. If climbing isn’t for you, don’t worry… you can ride the cable car up to the top. Check out this video we made of that excursion: https://youtu.be/j9so18BuWAE
We have to give a shout out to Arirang TV, because without them, we would have never found this place! The writers, camera crew, and producers worked
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Thank you for watching the video, and I hope you have found a new place to put on your Korean bucket list ~