The rising Sun represents Samcheok’s prosperous future and growth.
The vivid curves below which were designed based on the number ‘3’, a number representing stability, symbolizes the nature filled with the energy of Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that serves as the backbone of Korea.
Samcheok’s city brand, ‘Wonderful’ means Samcheok is filled with wonders.
Wonderful represent Samcheok’s vision of becoming a wonderful, future-oriented hi-tech city with untainted nature and advanced welfare system.
Wonderful is a universal exclamation people all around the world use and it is an expression Samcheok city uses to share its vision to the world.
Mascot: Samcheokdongja (Samcheok Child)
The child mascot was designed to make people feel closer and friendly towards the city of Samcheok.
Samcheokdongja is a combination of "Samcheok" and "Dongja (cute and young boy) and the word symbolizes the sons and daughters of Samcheok.
City Flower: Royal Azalea
Royal azalea is a native to Korea and it represents the long history and traditions of Samcheok.
Royal azaleas found all over the city represent the growth and solidarity of Samcheok citizens.
Royal azaleas’ five floral leaves symbolize the diversity of livelihoods in Samcheock which is comprised of farm villages, fishing villages, mining villages and industrial districts.
City Bird : a sea gull
Seagull is like the phoenix of the ocean. Seagull represents Samcheok citizens’ strong, and persevering spirit.
Seagulls fly in large flocks so seagulls represent the growth of Samcheok City and also the citizens’ solidarity, stability and loyalty to each other.
City Tree : a zelkova
Zelkova tree found all over the city represent are guardian trees that protect the well-being and prosperity of the citizens.
Two old zelkova trees in Samcheok are designated as cultural heritage.