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We spent 30 minutes at the Abai village which is an area where the north Koreans lived when the country was divided, but you can see no evidence of this now as they seem to be fully integrated into the community. There are several little...More
This is a pleasant enough place to visit since it is located by the water. But in reality it is just a small fish market. However, having said that, you can buy some rather nice freshly cooked fish, prawns and other seafood. We were on...More
The only fun thing is the 200won boat that carry us manually across the island.
The village was full with restaurant, during non peak hours the shop keeper will come out and pull customer... abit uncomfortable.
The people here were very friendly. I here that lots of people here are North Koreans that fled during the Korean War. I heard about a North Korean soondae (pigs blood sausage) called Abai soondae. I found a restaurant that served it and gave it...More
This North Korean settlement is very much a residential area but there are two things worth visiting here for.
The first is the ferry crossing (only ￦200) which is operated by people pulling the boat using a metal wire.
Secondly, Abai provides an oportunity to...More
If you're a K-Drama fan of Autumn in the Heart then this is a must see! We enjoyed helping pull the water taxi across the waterway. The area under the bridge is across the street from the main actresses houses in the show so they...More
Have to say that unless I had read reviews, I would not have known that this was a North Korean community rather than South Korean. I'm ashamed to say that after 3 days in Korea, maybe my eye has not distinguished a difference in Hangeul...More
(hope it is not too late...)
You can take intercity bus to Sokcho at DongSeoul(East Seoul) Bus terminal. It takes about 2.5~3hours and costs 17,300won(appr. $15) from Sokcho bus terminal, you can go there by foot.