Pyeongchang

Travel Guide
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

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 £53 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
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! (969 reviews)
"Room has a high ceiling which makes it spacious."

Reviewed on 18 Mar 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 £75 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
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! (966 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 9 Jul 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 £68 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
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! (751 reviews)
"Food and staff were excellent. Room was in need of an upgrade."

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2022

Kensington Hotel Pyeongchang
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Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
3 out of 5
715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 232-950
The price is £60 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
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 21 Feb 2020

Yongpyong Resort Tower Condominium
Polaris 700 - 101Dong
Polaris 700 - 101Dong
3.5 out of 5
14-7, Samhyeondong 1-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 25348
The price is £228 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Alpensia Ski Resort and Yongpyong ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great place for group trips
"House was close to the town and there were also several convenience stores nearby. The whole house was cozy and comfortable, with modern features and appliances. There were also many large areas to hang out and have meals together. The top floor was especially nice! Hot water can only be used one ..."

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2022

Polaris 700 - 101Dong
Swiss Village in Pyeongchang
Swiss Village in Pyeongchang
3 out of 5
365-12, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, 25342
The price is £108 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Pyeongchang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm and Yongpyong ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
"The resort was amazing ! Scandinavian type of the houses , furnished with all brand new equipment. Very warm both floors . Location very close to ski resorts and city ( shops , markets , etc. ) . Communication in English was fantastic! Great restaurant on the territory! 4 days stay was perfect , ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Swiss Village in Pyeongchang
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