Gangwon Province: South Korea’s Scenic Charms through Natural Beauty

This is a press release.

Located east of Seoul is a charming and nature-filled region which may be familiar to some. Gangwon Province is a scenic beauty filled with spots and tourism attractions that one, especially those who love nature, would definitely love. Gangwon Province includes popular destinations for tourists like Chuncheon, the capital city with “many lakes;” Sokcho is the ultimate destination for foodies and those who love Korean culture, a different experience awaits; Gangwon is familiar to many due to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games that was held in Pyeongchang and several parts of the Gangwon region.

Sights in Gangwon-do

Check out these tourist spots you can find and experience only in Gangwon Province.

Taebaek

Taebaek
Image from Korea Times

K-Drama fans will be thrilled to experience the sights and sounds of the fictional city of “Urk” from the all-time favorite Korean drama, Descendants of the Sun, and to spot the statue of the couple.

Alpensia Ski Resort

Alpensia
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Experience the best of snowboarding and skiing in this ski resort. Alpensia offers direct access to ski slopes during the winter and a 27-hole golf course during the summer.

Paragliding at Changam

Changam
Image from Naver

Experience the thrill of gliding through the air in Changam’s very own paragliding area.

Jeongdongjin Bike Rail

Jeongdongjin Bike Rail
Image from Gangneung Tourism

Located in the city of Gangneung is a charming bike rail that is stretched along the beach, letting you experience the soothing sounds of the sea.

Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch

Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch
Image from Korea ToDo

Located in the village of Hoenggye in Pyeongchang, popular dramas like Bride of the Water God and Cinderella and the Four Knights were shot here.

Donghae City Sea Train

Donghae City Sea Train
Image from Official Korea Tourism Organization

A popular tourist attraction among couples, it is a special train line that runs along the coastal cities of Gangneung, Donghae, and Samcheok in Gangwon-do. It allows passengers to enjoy a train ride that faces the East Sea view. It also has a trick art and murals that feature maritime creatures.

Gangwon Province Day in Manila, August 9, 2019

Gangwon Day

In celebration of 70 years of friendship between South Korea and the Philippines, the Gangwon Province promoted its tourism and products through an exhibition and business consultation seminars on August 9 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Grand Ballroom.

To celebrate further, a special program was prepared for the Gangwon Province community in the Philippines, which featured Filipino singer Hazel Faith and K-Pop group NOIR.

 

For more updates, follow Gangwon Province on their official socials:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GangwonKor

Website: http://eng.gwd.go.kr/gw/eng

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