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Travel Guide
Pyeongchang as well as a family

The host county for the 2018 Winter Olympics offers numerous outdoor cold-weather sports activities. Enjoy nature here in winter and throughout the year.

While Pyeongchang has been known among Asian skiers for its excellent ski resorts for some time, the rest of the world has learned about this area because of its role hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics. Come to see competitive races or ski on your own. Visit year-round to simply enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views.

Alpensia is the center of 2018 Olympic events, with the Olympic Village, stadium and numerous international hotels readied years in advance of the competition. Have spa treatments and water park fun at Ocean 700 or play golf at the area’s 45-hole course.

Ski and snowboard at Alpensia Ski Resort and bring the family to enjoy the long sledding run. See Alpensia’s Olympic facilities and watch competitive events in ski jumping, cross-country skiing, biathlon, luge, bobsled and skeleton. Nearby, the somewhat larger Yongpyong Ski Resort and Jeongseon Alpine Centre have challenging slopes used for slalom, downhill and other Olympic alpine events. Phoenix Park also offers excellent skiing and a large snowboard park.

Drive through some of the county’s valleys to see other attractions. See and smell the 13 theme gardens, galleries and ponds of Herbnara Farm in Gangwon. You can have food and drinks made from the 100 varieties of herbs grown on the farm and purchase teas and other products to take home.

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Bongpyeong-myeon and the Heungjeong Valley. Small waterfalls gurgle and gush along the briskly flowing stream. Watch for trout and other fish darting about in the cool, clear water.

Travel to Bongpyeong in September for the annual Hyoseok Cultural Festival. Tour the birthplace of author Lee Hyo-seok, author of When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom, and appreciate the natural beauty of the area that gave him unlimited inspiration.

Get to Pyeongchang in about 2.5 hours by car or bus from the airport in Seoul and 3.5 hours from Incheon. Come for winter skiing from November to March or enjoyment of the beautiful mountains and valleys year-round.

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
3.5 out of 5
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The price is HK$600 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yongpyong Ski Resort, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yongpyeong Water Park and Daegwallyeong Sheep ...
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Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort
Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$853 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Pyeongchang hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Phoenix Park Ski Resort, Phoenix Park - Golf Club and Phoenix ...
4/5Very Good! (494 reviews)
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Reviewed on 19 Apr 2021

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Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
4.5 out of 5
231, Jingogae-ro, Jinbu, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is HK$711 per night from 24 Aug to 24 Aug
Located near the slopes, this Pyeongchang hotel is in the mountains, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Odaesan National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Woljeongsa Fir Forest ...
4.1/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
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Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

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