Seoraksan National Park is a beautiful place if you love mountain views. It has multiple hikes to choose from, but we decided on the one that included a cable car ride.
After the cable car, we climbed a few steps up the rest of the way to Gwongeumseong Fortess, where a castle used to stand. Wear shoes with good traction, because once you get to the mountain itself there are no more stairs. We visited on a dry winter day, so the ground was rough and had good grip.
After the mountain, we stopped for lunch at Chaesundang Shabu-Shabu, where they served amazing veggies and a new experience for me.
After our meal, they added rice and later an egg, then made congee! It was delicious, and everyone should do it.
Go on a hike, grab some hotpot, ask them to make porridge (jook).