PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. It is known for Odaesan National Park, with trails crisscrossing the Taebaek Mountains. The park is also home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa Temple, with its 9-story octagonal pagoda. Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village explores the life of early-20th-century poet Lee Hyo-seok. On the Heungjeong Valley bank are the 7 themed gardens of Herbnara Farm.
“Happy 700” refers to the city’saverage elevation of approximately 700m, which is said to be ideal elevation for healthy living.
After the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang has become a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts thanks to its ease of transportation and its many resorts and hotels. PyeongChang is known as the birthplace of Korean skiing and is known as the Alps of Korea. One of Korea first ski fields was opened in 1949 and has hosted national ski competitions since 1950. It is widely considered as the birth place of winter sport in Korea.
One with nature
With its distinct four seasons and beautifully preserved nature, PyeongChang showcases the natural beauty of Korea. It is home to some of the largest sheep and cattle ranches in Korea and is also famous for its scenic trekking trails.
PyeongChang Winter Games’ Olympic Legacy
To commemorate the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games the PyeongChang Olympic & Paralympic Museum opened its doors in 2020. The area surrounding the museum is currently being converted into an park which will be host to a ICT cultural complex and convention facilities. The Olympic Sliding Center, Alpensia Ski Jump Center and Biathlon / Cross county Centers are all open and are currently being used as training facilities by some of the best athletes in Asia.
Country: South Korea
Population: 43,666 inhab.
Mayor: Mr. Jae Kook Sim
Area: 1’463 km2
Offical language: Korean
Official website: www.en.happy700.or.kr
Olympic events: Winter Olympic Games 2018