[box_dark]Taeanhaean National Park | 태안해안국립공원[/box_dark]
Taeanhaean National Park is home to some of Korea’s most splendid coastline scenery, including 130 offshore islands. Anmyeondo Island and its wonderful sunsets (not to mention 14 beaches) may be the most visited part, but there’s lots of other things to see, too. Korea’s only sand dune—the Sinduri Coastal Sand Dune—can be found here. One place you definitely don’t want to miss is Cheollipo Arboretum, founded by American-born businessman and arborist Carl Ferris Miller in 1966. The arboretum is home to one of the finest collections of trees and plants anywhere in Korea.
There are lots of seafood places along the beaches.
The sunset from Anmyeondo Kkotji Beach. Be sure to bring a camera.
Visit Anmyeondo Recreational Forest.
If you can, make a reservation at one of the lodge houses of Anmyeondo Recreational Forest (T. 041-674-5019). There’s a campsite at Mongsanpo (T. 041-674-2608) for those so motivated, too. You’ll also find plenty of pension houses, minbak, and other forms of accommodation.
Park admission: KRW 1,000, http://taean.knps.or.kr
(16-1 Jangsan-ri, Taean-eup, Taean-gu, Chungcheongnam-do | 충청남도 태안군 태안읍 장산리 16-1)
Buses to Taean depart from Seoul’s Nambu Bus Terminal (travel time: 2 hrs, 30 min). From Taean, take local buses to where you’d like to go.