Tourist Attractions in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Pyeongchang-gun (平昌郡) is a part of Gangwon province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Pyeongchang has a slogan, 'Happy700 Pyeongchang'. Pyeongchang county takes its slogan from the city's average elevation. Pyeongchang's average elevation is approximately 700m which is said to make people live in best condition. Pyeongchang has three mottos related to this slogan. These are 'Best place for health, rest, leports [leisure and sports] - Happy700 Pyeongchang', 'The city of nature, health, longevity - Happy700 Pyeongchang', 'Optimal environment for human's life - Happy700 Pyeongchang'.

➤ Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm
Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm raises sheep on an area of 195 k ㎡, and is privately owned. There are many ranches in Pyeongchang, but Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm is the only ranch that raises sheep. The sheep grazing field is surrounded by a 1.2 meter-long circular walkway, so visitors can view the sheep at all times during their visit. It takes about 40 minutes to walk along this path.

A wooden shack located in the field appeared as a backdrop of the movie "The Man from Mars." The wooden shack fits perfectly with the sheep farm, and has become a popular photo site. To get a closer experience with the sheep, sign up for the feeding experience, where you can give dried hay to the sheep and even reach out to touch their fuzzy heads.

Location: 483-32, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Daegwannyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

➤ Jeonggangwon
The Traditional Korean Food Culture Experience Center was established in order to preserve, research, distribute and promote the values and merits of traditional Korean food culture in the world. There are various hands-on facilities for traditional food culture such as an exhibition hall, cooking room, and a fermentation room, covering an area of 10,000 pyeong (33057.85 ㎡). Particularly, it is the a great place for anyone who wants to learn more and take part in various aspects of traditional Korean food culture.

Location: 21-4, Baegokpo-ri, Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

➤ Sky Ranch
Established in 1974, the Sky Ranch has a 40-year-old history with a huge ranch of 9 million square meters. Currently, about 400 Holstein cows are bred up along with a hundred of hanu (Korean Cow) in an eco-friendly way. The ranch located in a high land, so the weather is so nice and even in summer, the weather is so nice and a good place for walking here.

Location: 468 Hoenggye-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

➤ Ujiyaji Wind Village
Located on the highlands of Pyeongchang County where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held, Uiyaji Baram Maeul (Uiyaji Wind Village) is a mountain village situated on top of Daegwatllyeong. At Uiyaji Wind Village, one can enjoy various types of activities such as making cheese or ice cream as well as enjoying the beautiful sight of wind-mills standing high above the frozen plain.

Location: 137, Kkotbadyangji-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

➤ Woljeongsa Temple
Woljeongsa Temple is located in the forest of the valley east of Mt. Odaesan, and it is composed of 60 temples and 8 monasteries made into one large temple. Wo ljeongsa Temple was established by Monk Ja Jang (590~658). At Woljeongsa Temple there is the Seongbo Museum where you can view the Buddhist culture of the Goryeo Dynasty (918∼1392), the nine-story octagonal pagoda, also called as the Sari-Pagoda (relic pagoda), and the Stone Seated Buddha figure.

Also there is the Jeokmyeolbogung where Buddha's bones are said to be preserved, and the large sermon hall Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion. Usually in a Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion the Vairocana figure is enshrined, but it is interesting that the Sakyamuni figure is enshrined at Jeokgwangjeon Pavilion at Woljeong temple. Woljeongsa Temple of today was restored after the Korean war in 1950 when the Chilbulbojeon, Yeongsanjeon, Gwaneungjeon, Jinyeonggak and 17 other buildings were burned.

Location 63, Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

➤ Yongpyong Resort
Yongpyong Resort is situated at the center of Korea’s Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, and sees an average of 250 centimeters of snowfall per season, which makes for excellent skiing conditions. Not only that, the resort’s enormous seventeen million square meter complex includes a 45-hole golf course, gondolas, swimming pool, and other facilities. This all-season recreational complex allows visitors to escape from daily life and relax.

Yongpyong Resort has an impressive ski slopes, including the popular Rainbow Slopes, and offers excellent facilities for skiers. The resort's Dragon Plaza offers a variety of services for skiers and snowboarders. Yongpyong Resort has hosted a number of international competitions, including the World Cup Ski Competition and the Asian Winter Games. It is consequently one of the most popular ski resorts in Korea, and is frequented by many tourists. Accommodation options include condominiums, a hotel, and a youth hostel.

Location: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

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