Pyeongchang

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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
245-36, Hoenggye-ri, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-956
The price is ¥6,848 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Room has a high ceiling which makes it spacious."

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Gangwon Pyeongchang
InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
225-3 Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-952
The price is ¥10,870 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a golf course. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"Clean and well kept rooms. The check in process is very organized on busy weekend days. Breakfast was a nice mix of western and Korean cuisine. Nice walk around the hotels and quite a few restaurants nearby in the Alpine Village. I will definitely return."

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia, an IHG Hotel
Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
4.5 out of 5
231, Jingogae-ro, Jinbu, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-941
The price is ¥10,150 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (733 reviews)
"Food and staff were excellent. Room was in need of an upgrade."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
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With Land
With Land
3 out of 5
25-5 Anheungdong1-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is ¥7,000 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (179 reviews)
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"The front desk was very friendly and accommodating. Housekeeping provided exceptional services. The view was nice and the pension accommodated my earlier requests prior to arrival."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

With Land
Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
3 out of 5
715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-950
The price is ¥8,237 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 15 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (179 reviews)
Pleasant stay!
"swift & easy check in!"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Berion Resort
Berion Resort
3 out of 5
14-13, Pyeongon-gil Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 25310
The price is ¥7,778 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this 3-star condo in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall and Pyeongchang ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

Berion Resort
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