Donghae (동해) Gangwon-do

Donghae (동해) is a mid-sized city (population approx. 150,000) located on the East Coast of Gangwon-do, Korea. It is neighboured by Samcheokto the South, Gangneung to the North, and Taebaek on the West. The city itself is pretty industrial, and at first glance, is not the most beautiful of places; but being on the coast, it is also home to some popular beaches, and being in the mountains, it also offers great hiking opportunities. Like the rest of this region of Korea, Donghae has four distinct seasons, with very hot, humid weather in the Summer, and lots of snow in the Winter.