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Local Attractions

The following are tourist information around the Yongpyong Resort area.

Pyeongchang Map

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Local Attractions

Sam Yang Ranch

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Thought to be the largest ranch in Asia, the Sam Yan Ranch is located 850~1470m above sea level. The total area of this ranch is 20,000,000 square meters with a length of approximately 8km and width of approximately 3km. It is also a well-known filming location for movies and TV shows. Movies such as the "Taegukgi" were filmed here.

Mt. Odaesan National Park

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Founded during the Shila Dynasty and continuously developed through the Goryo and Chosun dynasties. About 800,000 tourists visit this mountain every year.

Mt. Soraksan National Park

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Mt. Soraksan National Park is located near the clear blue eastern sea and is well known for its famous beach resorts and ski areas as well as its hot springs. About 3,000,000 tourists visit this popular destination every year.
Mt. Sorak is also home to rare natural specimens and has been identified as Korea's unique life preservation area in 1982.

Korean Native Plant Center

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This is a natural study center where you can view colorful flowers and trees as well as rare plants within a 30,000 pyung (or 99,000m2) area of land.


Hyosuk Cultural Festival

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  • Event Period : September
  • Location : Pyeongchang-gun, Bongpyung-myun Munhwa Village

The great master of modern literature, Gasan Lee Hyo suk, was born in Bongpyung, the actual place of the masterpiece, "When the buckwheat flower is about to bloom". The buckwheat flower, which resembles sprinkled white salt, brings out the intellectual mind. In every August, there is a commotion and excitement uncommonly seen in such countryside market place. Hyosuk Cultural Festival celebrates the intellectual enthusiasm of Gasan Lee Hyo suk, and delivers the true nature to the participants through spatial re-creation. The beauty of Hyosuk Cultural Festival lies in watching the buckwheat flower under the moonlight.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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  • Event Period : every January (for one month)
  • Location : 325 Hajinbu 1(il)-ri, Jinbu-myeon(in front of the Jinbu Intercity Bus Terminal)
  • Inquiry : festival committee +82-33-336-4000
    Pyeongchang-gun office +82-33-2399
  • Website : www.festival700.or.kr

At Korea's first and largest trout fish farm, visitors can enjoys a winter trout fishing in Pyeongchang. During the festival, visitors can ride snowmobiles, a cow parade, 4-wheel ATVs, and much more. Major programs: trout fishing, catching trout fish with bare hands, traditional sledding, snow sledding, etc.

Odaesan Buddhist Culture Festival

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  • Event Period : October
  • Location : Gangwon, Pyeongchang-gun, Woljung Temple

The Odaesan Buddhist Culture Festival is held every September, in Jinbu, where Odaesan National Park is located. The objective of the festival is to enhance the harmony and to celebrate the plentiful harvest of the region.
Odaesan Buddhist Culture Festival is a major festival for the people of the region, and is not only a festival of the temple, but also striving to be a national Buddhist event with various programs.
With unsurpassed natural scenery on the foothill of Odaesan, this Buddhist festival provides pleasant festivities, unique Buddhist culture, and a chance to strengthen the mind and body.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival

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  • Event Period : January
  • Location : Hwengge-ri Daegwallyeong-myun

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival is held annually in Daegwallyeong, which is often called 'The Roof of Korea'.
It is a festival unique to Korea, run by the villagers, with various winter cultural events for the villagers and tourists alike. It is an event that only a snowy village can host. Daegwallyeong has a high altitude with drastic temperature ranges, thus is famous for frozen pollack processing fields. The frozen pollack field also presents an astounding scenery. Taste of Daegwallyeong frozen pollack attracts many skiers and tourists.

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