Rediscover Stone Walls at the Filming Site of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”
Have you ever heard that there is a 500-year-old traditional village at the foot of Seoraksan Mountain? Sangdomun Stone wall Village has winding alleys with high and low stone walls and beautiful traditional houses. It is also where a TV series called “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” was filmed. When you take a walk along the stone walls, you would feel as if you are playing a treasure hunt because there are many cute stone artworks depicting owls, frogs, cats, dogs, turtles, birds, and snails, and touching words written on the walls. Also, don’t forget to stop by at the new hanok (Korean traditional house) cafés that offer an amazing view of the village and Seoraksan Mountain. These roads will take you to the past 500 years.
Location 33, Sangdomun 1-gil, Sokcho-si | www.sokchotour.com/en
The village offers a program called “Minbak Cinema+”, which is about taking some rest while watching videos telling the stories of the guest houses in the village and showing the recipes of their best dishes.
Deep in the pine grove on a hill behind the village stands Hakmujeong Pavillion, which is one of the Eight Sights of Sokcho. It was built in 1934 by Oh Yoon-hwan, a Confucian scholar and Korean independence activist from Sangdomun Village, and his disciples. He named nine attractions in the village and wrote nine songs, two of which were dedicated to this pavilion.
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