Naeseorak Village is the center of on-land transportation and the marker of Gangwon treasuring heavenly tourists’ resources. It is composed of four official towns including Wontong-ri, Wolhak-ri, Hangye-ri and Yongdae-ri and has 8,000 populations in the land taking 21% of all Inje and possessing 60% of National Park of Seorak Mountains.With heavenly tourists’ resources harmonizing mountains, rivers and valleys of Seorak Mountains, Daeseung Falls, 12 Fairies’ Bath, Ongnyeo Bath and Jangsu Stand along with various traditional cultural experience programs including Baekdam Temple-stay, Wontong 5-day Market, Military Experience, Log-Ferry Experience and Yellow Pollock Festival, it is where you can adventure the Mother Nature and participate in romantic festivals. Also, it has advantageous geographic proximity as it is located within 2 hours from Seoul and 30 minutes from East Seaside of Sokcho, Yangyang and Goseong.
Located to the north of the district, it was originally called Buk-myeon and controlled 9 towns including Wontong, Gayeok-ri, Yongdae-ri, Namgyoyeok, Onjeong, Songhak-dong, Hangye-dong and Pungjeon-dong. By administrative reorganization of 1914, it was reorganized into 4 towns of Hangye, Wontong, Wolhak and Yongdae. It was located to the north of 38˚ Armistice Line to be controlled by the communists from 1945, but was regained as a military strategic base in 1951. It was released to the civilians on Nov 17. 1954, but a part of Yongdae-ri is still used for military purposes and its total administrative towns are 17. It contacts Girin-myeon to the southeast, Dong-myeon to the west, Inje-eup to the south and Seohwa-myeon to the north and is quickly growing for industries, tours and militaries.
Public Transportation... Use public transportation from Incheon International Airport to Seoul (Dongseoul/Sangbong-dong Terminal) and you can catch a bus to Wontong every 30 minutes to 1 hour from 05:30 to 17:50. This bus passes through Hongcheon and Inje to arrive at Wontong. The trip takes 3 hours 30minutes and the fare is 12,000Won (general).
Arrive at Seoul from Incheon International Airport to take Yeongdong Express Way to Ganam/Hobeop IC or Gyeongchun Scenic Route (National Highway #46의) from Mangu-ri to Maseok and from the 3-way junction of Minye Complex Rest Area of Wontong to Osaek and Yeongdong Express Way through Daegwallyeong. National Highway #6 connecting Guri, Yangpyeong, Hongcheon and Inje; National Highway #44; Yeongdong Express Way, Jungbu and Gyeongbu Express Ways entering Seoul; and Gyeongbuk Scenic Route all lead to Wontong. As National Highway #6 connecting Paldang~Yangsu-ri~Yangpyeong was expanded in late 1998, you may also take National Highway #44 connecting Yangpyeong~Hongcheon~Inje. If you are starting from Seoul, it is best to mainly use Gyeongchun Scenic Route to National Highway #56. All routes are slightly different, but it usually takes 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours from Seoul to Wontong.