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PyeongchangSouth Korea

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.

Top Hotels in Pyeongchang

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
4.5 out of 5
231, Jingogae-ro, Jinbu, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is NT$2,620 per night

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Pyeongchang hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Odaesan National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Woljeongsa Fir Forest ...

4.2/5Very Good! (320 reviews)
Lovely hotel!

"Fabulous hotel! Fabulous staff! A beautiful stay here!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/14

Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
3.5 out of 5
245-36, Hoenggye-ri, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is NT$1,662 per night

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 Farm. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (412 reviews)

"There was stains looked like blood on curtains and bed sheets. It made me feel icky. Also my friend cut her finger so I called the lobby to ask some bandages but they said they didn’t have them. I can’t understand how they don’t have basic emergency kit stuff. They need to prepare those things."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/28

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia
InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia
4.5 out of 5
225-3 Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is NT$2,513 per night

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Pyeongchang resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ocean 700, Alpensia Ski Resort, and Yongpyong Ski Resort. Alpensia ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (768 reviews)

"Disappointed with the rooster crowing starting at 4 AM and continuing for several hours. The room was next door to and above smoking that filled the room for some time each evening."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/7

InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia

Popular places to visit in Pyeongchang

Alpensia Ski Resort
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Alpensia Ski Resort

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Ski and snowboard in winter and wander through a giant garden of wild flowers in summer at this resort in the Pyeongchang region of South Korea.

Woljeongsa Temple
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Woljeongsa Temple

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Stay overnight and participate in the activities of this historic temple, trek up the mountain and admire the elegant nine-story pagoda.

Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium
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Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium

Catch an event at Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium, and enjoy other activities in Daegwallyeong such as skiing. Make time to visit the theme park and zoo while you're in the area.

Reviews of Pyeongchang

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Aug 18, 2019

Fun to visit the 2018 Winter Olympics venues.

3/5 - Okay

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Jan 3, 2019

Hotel is pricey for the quality received. All restaurants are over priced. Location and views are the biggest attraction and reason to stay at this hotel.

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