Home to the Hantan (or Hantangang) River, Gangwon Province is considered by just about everyone with a paddle to be the rafting and kayaking capital of South Korea. Now granted, this country in general isn't known for its high-intensity rapids, but that's neither here nor there. Given Hantangang's scenic grandeur (it's sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of Korea), chances are you won't mind the extra time to take in the view.
After casting off shore in the shadow of the Seungil-gyo Bridge (popular for bungee jumping), you'll have anywhere from 2.5-12.5 km of cliff-carving river to traverse, with rapids that top out around a moderately challenging Class III. This particular waterway happens to also be known for its unique Giamgoeseok rock formations so, depending on your knowledge of the area, you'll find more than a few rock and cliff jumping possibilities along the way. Rafting season runs from mid April through October, so check our links for more details then get out there and enjoy one of South Korea's most renowned white-water experiences.