Pyeongchang is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region. Pyeongchang is about 180 km (110 mi) east-southeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and connected by expressways and high-speed passenger railways. Located in the Taebaek Mountains, it covers about 60 percent of the total area, with an elevation of over 700 meters (2,300 ft). Therefore, Pyeongchang is promoting the slogan “HAPPY 700,” as a brand identity. It is a typical summer and winter resort city famous for its nearby Yongpyong Resort and Phoenix Park. Also, it is where the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics were held.
1) A flock of sheep farms in Daegwanryeong | the Alps of Korea
|The wetlands, which are filled with soft ridges and sheeps of the Daegwanryeong Ranch, are beautiful and marvelous. it creates an illusion of being in the Alps. Especially spring, summer, fall, winter, and changing pastures make you feel the mystique and beauty of nature.
: 483-32, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Daegwallyeong- myeon, Pyeongchang_gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
2) Alpensia Ski Jumping Tower | A landmark of Alpensia rated by the League of Nations
|It is a four-story building starting from the first basement and uses the monorail to move to the top of the 97.7m high ski jump stand. You can experience the 25 meter skyline and ski jump-starting line, which are reserved for the national team’s players. Enjoy the view of Alpensia and its surroundings in the observatory and skyline.
: 325, Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang -gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
3) Balwangsan | A mountain full of snow
|Balwangsan Mountain behind Yongpyong Resort, Korea’s largest resort, is famous for its scenic views, winter ski resorts, and surrounding scenery. Mount Balwang has no rugged paths, so anyone can climb it easily in spring and fall. However, in winter, the wind is cold and the snow is heavy, so you have to equip yourself for hiking. However, using gondola inside Yongpyong Ski Resort ( round trip 10,000 won) can easily climb.
: Suha-li, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
4) Daegwallyeong sky ranch | A ranch where the sky and grasslands meet
|The top of the sky ranch is fantastic. You can experience feeding and touching cows, horses, and sheep that are grazing. You can also enjoy five walking trails, valley with clear water, and waterfalls.
: 458-23, Kkotbatyangji-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
5) Kensington Flora Garden | Korea’s largest French garden
|Kensington Florida Garden is Korea’s largest French concept garden with an area of 67,000 square meters. The beautiful scenery of Odaesan Mountain has a wide range of plants and is divided into 12 theme gardens, including Oriental, Vegetable, and Chef gardens.
: 231, Jingogae-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
6) Odaesan National Park | Time travel through thousands of years of history
|Odaesan Mountain consists of five mountains, with 1,563 meters of Virobong (1,563 meters), and you can meet various ecosystems by participating in the natural analysis program. And Banga bridge’s mineral water, one of the nation’s seven most medicinal water, is said to be effective in neuralgia and the eyes.
: 2, Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
7) Palseokjeong | The breath of a writer carved on every eight rocks
|Yang Sa-eon was attracted by the cozy and beautiful scenery of the place while serving as Gangneung officer. After that, he built a pavilion called “Fal Il-Kyung” and compose a poem on rocks. Eight rocks were named Palseokjeong because they wrote the words about Bongrae, Bangjang, and Yeongju. (Only two or three stones are left)
: Heungjeonggyegok, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang -gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
8) Pyeongchang trout Festival | Winter festival with snow, ice and trout
|It is the first and largest trout farm in Korea, where you can enjoy fresh winter trout in Pyeongchang. And enjoy trout fishing, snow rafting, and four-wheel ATV. The festival period is 2018.12 to 2019.1.27.
: 3562, Gyeonggang-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang -gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
9) Woljeongsa | One of the top five temples in Korea
|Woljeongsa Temple, founded by the 12th year of Queen Seondeok of Silla (643), is famous for Buddhist temples of Korea where the Hanam and te Tanhe monk stayed.
: Woljeongsa 374-8, Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 232-941, Republic of Korea
10) Yong Pyong Resort | History of Korean ski itself
|Korea’s ski history is recognized as Yongpyeong itself and is considered a world-class ski resort with perfect hardware and software abroad. It has 31-sided various slopes, 15 lifts, and the nation’s largest ski house. It is also famous for its filming location.
: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang -gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea