I’ve fondly written of sunsets and though those words hold true for me, the day’s opening like at South Korea‘s Naksan Beach offers more than its closing. Yes, sunsets are beautiful and worth a look. Hopefully everyone has taken one in and pondered its beauty for even a brief moment. But sunsets are easy pickings and have created something of a jaded feeling that can only be cleansed from its antagonist.
Naksan Beach also appeared in our feature on Spring Things to Do in South Korea.
Naksan Beach Sunrise and Temple Walk
It’s the sunrises that pose a challenge, requiring an early start or late night to witness. In the summer, who wants to wake up that early? We all love to sleep in and catch up on misplaced rest but seeing the sun emerge from the previous night’s slumber? Try it. Even if it’s something that we’ve all done before, try it again. Remember just how beautiful the sky becomes as our most important star rises up to start the day.
Naksan Beach and the temple had been on my mind for quite some time, thanks to a friend mentioning the town of Yang Yang and the beautiful beach found there. The temple and Buddha statue overlooking Naksan Beach deserve a visit if one ventures to Korea’s east coast. Beaches are abundant on this side of the country but this one stands out in my humble mind. I’ll never think about the east coast without remembering that gorgeous place and its beautiful sunrise.
This travel guide is part of our series on South Korea Travel and East Asia Travel. It was originally created on September 15, 2014. It has been maintained and updated (as of December 28, 2018) to reflect current viewpoints and travel trends.