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.

Where to stay in Pyeongchang

Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort
Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort
3.5 out of 5
174, Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
The price is S$93 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
S$93
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 8 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
Phoenix Pyeongchang Resort
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 S$137 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
S$137
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
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! (1,000 reviews)
"When people sleep anywhere, people heat the air to 98.6 degrees by exhaling, and need a source of cool air. This hotel does not provide air conditioning until summer, and so one has to leave their window open for cold air. But I stayed in room 249, and outside my window was a row of flags flapping ..."

Reviewed on 25 Apr,2022

InterContinental Pyeongchang Resort Alpensia, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
226 Yongsan-ri, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-952
The price is S$97 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
S$97
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star ski hotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (935 reviews)
Resort area was nice!
"The Alpensia slopes were few and smaller, but the resort area was awesome. Lots to chose from. This is good if you're a new skier or maybe want to learn snowboarding."

Reviewed on 27 Feb,2022

Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
WITHLAND HOTEL Pyeongchang
WITHLAND HOTEL Pyeongchang
3 out of 5
25-5 Anheungdong1-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon
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 parking ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (222 reviews)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"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 11 Nov,2020

WITHLAND HOTEL Pyeongchang
Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
3 out of 5
715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-950
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! (186 reviews)
Pleasant stay!
"swift & easy check in!"

Reviewed on 21 Feb,2020

Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Yongpyong Resort Villa Condominium
Yongpyong Resort Villa Condominium
3 out of 5
715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-952
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (118 reviews)
"Been there again, almost around 26 year...It looks nice to bring old memory myself. But on the other way...This facility need serious modification with soon...Becoz...hard to find what is different between 1st time visit and now😑"

Reviewed on 25 Apr,2021

Yongpyong Resort Villa Condominium
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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