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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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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 info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +09:00

  • Currency
    Korean Won

    1USD = 1,126.55KRW

  • Best time to visit
    • JAN

      Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

    • DEC

      Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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