Pyeongchang is a county in Gangwon Province famed for being the home of the 2018 Winter Olympics, as well as for its national parks, temples and living history museums. To get immersed in early 20th-century life here, visit the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village, a living museum exploring the life of the early 1900s poet. The area also has several Buddhist temples, many dating from centuries ago. Among the most notable is Woljeongsa Temple, which features an octagonal pagoda that stands 9 storeys tall. The Woljeongsa Temple and Fir Tree Forest offer traditional architecture surrounded by majestic trees.

To enjoy a bit of serenity head for Herbanara Farm in the Heungjeong Valley, where you can wander among 7 themed gardens featuring native and exotic plant life. Family fun can be had at Ocean 700 water park with its thrilling rides, water slides and wave pool, as well as food, entertainment and games. At Wellhillipark you can enjoy the Hyundai Sungwoo Resort, which is a ski resort in the winter and a water park in the summer, and also offers hiking trails to explore.

What to see & do in Pyeongchang

Featured stories & fun stuff

Pyeongchang things to do involve outdoor adventures for every season, from national parks to ski resorts and water parks, as well as cultural experiences and historic sites. In the summer, Phoenix Pyeongchang has a water park and championship-level golf. Wellihillipark has a summer water park and hiking trails. Peak Island offers waterslides and pools, both indoor and outdoor. Blue Canyon Water Park provides rides, swimming, slides and relaxation. In the wintertime,...

Read more

Where & what to eat in Pyeongchang

Food and dining in Pyeongchang highlight local specialities made from buckwheat and local beef called hanwoo, akin to Japanese wagyu beef. Hanwoo beef is served at popular barbecue restaurants like Darae Hanwoo and Daegwallyeong Hanwoo Jinbu. You can also enjoy it in American-style burgers at spots like Café Paul and Mary or Bikini Burger, where you’ll also find American ex-pats.Buckwheat is used in many creative ways. You’ll experience everything from...

Read more

Where to shop & what to buy in Pyeongchang

  • 5 Best Places to Go Shopping in Pyeongchang

    Pyeongchang has many markets and shopping malls where you can buy specialties of Gangwon-do and other regions in Korea. The traditional markets here, where the famous short storey “When Buckwheat Flowers Blooms” was set, provide you with a nostalgic feeling. At Jinbu Traditional Market, stalls are lined up from the entrance, selling daily necessities, agricultural products, clothing, and special products....

    Read more

Where to go & what to do at night in Pyeongchang

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Pyeongchang

    Pyeongchang has various facilities to enjoy cultural activities at night. After exploring the many attractions of Pyeongchang during the day, stop by the Alpensia Concert Hall and Music Tent to enjoy magnificent music and great performances in nature. It will capture your heart with a different charm from performances you would normally watch. If you want to rid the stress of...

    Read more

Start planning your trip

Also popular in South Korea

Back to top
Sorry, this page hasn’t been translated in your language yet…