Seoraksan National Park
One of the tourist attractions overseas visitors consider the most memorable is Seoraksan - the mountains that Koreans love most. Outer Seoraksan has fantastic cliffs and big fountains, while the beautiful inner Seoraksan exhibits the highest level of splendor and sensation by displaying various forms and colors that nature can offer during the four seasons. The Seoraksan Mountains have multiple hiking courses, valleys, and cultural artifacts hidden in each valley, and are internationally renowned as a habitat for rare plants and animals. UNESCO designated the region in 1992 as a Biosphere Reserve.
Flora and fauna 
Get in 
Sokcho City bus number 7 ventures into the Park Village of Seorak-Dong and up to the park gates. There are express buses running from Gangnam Express Bus Terminal (in Seoul) to Sokcho City roughly every 30 minutes.
The best way to get Seoraksan from Seoul is by bus. Step 1. There are 2 bus terminals for city Sokcho (속초). Dong Seoul bus terminal(동서울 버스 터미널) and Gangnam Express bus terminal(고속버스 터미널) Step 2. Find ticket booth for city ‘Sokcho’(속초) Step 3. Get off bus at ‘Sokcho’ intercity bus terminal. Take local bus No 7 or 7-1. The last stop for the buses is entrance of Seoraksan
Get around 
Restaurants are plentiful. However, there are very few western restaurants. You will find exceptional sea food because of the proximity to the ocean (5-10KM).
There are plentiful lodgings in the Seorak-dong region of the park ranging from luxury hotels to smaller motels and a youth hostel. Try the wonderful Seorak Tourist Hotel, the only accommodation located within the actual park for upwards of $100 USD per night but worth it. The motels in the park village 2km from the gates also offer acceptable lodgings. A decent room at any of these with a TV and shower will run about $35 USD but may be higher at the peak seasons of summer and autumn.
There is a campground outside of the park near the park village of Seorak-dong about a 5 minutes drive from the park gates.
The Campground is at the base of the park. It is also a rock and boulder mixture sitting in a river flood plain. If you plan on camping bring an inflatable mattress and expect a lumpy sleeping area. It is extraordinarily beautiful area. It features a Granite upwelling of 1000 to 1500 meter mountains. This mountain range is no more than 5-10 kilometers from the ocean. Sadly, access to the beach is blocked by barbed wire and chain link fences as a legacy of North Korea spy teams from 1998. When they were discovered they attempted an armed escape and casualties were experienced on both sides.
Stay safe 
Be cautious of mountain wenches who will offer small samples of delicious berry wine and then sell you a bottle of something else that sadly resembles Jinro house wine in taste.