InterContinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Enjoy a delectable breakfast at Flavours, an international all-day dining restaurant on level 1 of the hotel before visiting the Daegwallyeong Sky Ranch where you can interact and feed farm animals. For a small fee, take a tractor up the hill to the top of the ranch where you will be greeted with imposing wind turbines that make for beautiful photo opportunities.
Head to Jeongdongjin Station, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's closest railroad station to the sea. The station is directly connected to the white sands of the beach, and its dreamy setting makes it a popular location for local dramas and advertisements. Take in views of the sea and enjoy the gentle breeze. Those looking for a unique experience can hop onto the Sea Train that presents unobstructed views of the East Sea as it travels along the coast line. Alternatively, pedal along the railway on the Jeongdongjin Rail Bike.
As night falls, treat yourself to famed Korean beef, hanwoo. Gangwon province is renowned for rearing prized Korean cattle that are said to produce the best quality beef, and Daegwallyeong Hanwoo Town specialises in delectable hanwoo dishes. Seafood lovers would delight in ggomak bibimbap - a dish of seasoned rice mixed with fresh, poached cockles. Many restaurants in the neighbouring seaside town of Gangneung specialises in this dish, along with other seafood delicacies such as Ojingeo Sundae - squid stuffed with minced meat.
Located deep in the highlands of Gangwon province, Pyeongchang-gun has a continental climate with a short summer and lower temperatures than other regions of the same latitude.
Home of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games were held in Gangwon-do, and Alpensia Resort was the host of the alpine sporting competitions. Many facilities that were used during the Games are now open to visitors, including the iconic ski jump tower and sliding centre where the bobsleigh and luge competitions took place.
The Alpensia Cinema is the only cinema in Pyeongchang. Located on level 1 of the Alpensia Pyeongchang Convention Centre in Alpensia Resort Town, the cinema offers the latest movies as affordable prices.