What We Love About Gangwon-do

Did you know that some of the most scenic places in South Korea can be found in Gangwon-do? Home to the gorgeous Nami Island as well as some of South Korea's most famous beaches, it's no surprise many locals choose to head here for a quick getaway. Hop on board a rail bike at the Gangchon Rail Park or soak up spectacular views by taking on a paragliding sightseeing experience! After all the active touring, take a quiet break at one of many cafés along the famous Gangneung Coffee Street to sip on some good quality brews. K-Drama fans can also choose to visit filming locations of iconic scenes from popular shows such as Goblin or Winter Sonata!

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26 Aug MON 23° 14°
27 Aug TUE 20° 15°
28 Aug WED 17° 16°

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Cities Outside Seoul Worth A Day Trip With Your Korail Pass! Cities Outside Seoul Worth A Day Trip With Your Korail Pass!

Apart from the bustling city of Seoul, there is so much more to South Korea. Explore the fairytale village of Busan, go paragliding at Gyeonggi-do or visit the famous Everland theme park! Read on to find out what else you can do.

Noelle Ong· 20 Jul 2018

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About Gangwon-do

Did you know that some of the most scenic places in South Korea can be found in Gangwon-do? Home to the gorgeous Nami Island as well as some of South Korea's most famous beaches, it's no surprise many locals choose to head here for a quick getaway.


Hop on board a rail bike at the Gangchon Rail Park or soak up spectacular views by taking on a paragliding sightseeing experience! After all the active touring, take a quiet break at one of many cafés along the famous Gangneung Coffee Street to sip on some good quality brews. K-Drama fans can also choose to visit filming locations of iconic scenes from popular shows such as Goblin or Winter Sonata!

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    10° -1°

  • MAR - MAY
    22°

  • JUN - AUG
    29° 18°

  • SEP - NOV
    26°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +09:00

  • Currency
    Korean Won

    1USD = 1,207.81KRW

  • Best Time To Visit
    • JAN

      Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

    • DEC

      Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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