2018 Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics will be taking place from 9-25 February, 2018. Pyeongchang won the bid this time, after having tried twice before. First in 2000 it entered for the Winter Olympics in 2010, but Vancouver won the bid. They tried again for the 2014 Winter Olympics, but this time Sochi won the bid. This year finally it is taking place in Pyeongchang!
Incheon International Airport(ICN) in Seoul is the main international airport of South Korea. There is another International airport in Seoul, called Gimpo (GMP). Seoul is about 195 km from Pyeongchang.
There is a high-speed train (KTX) that runs between Incheon International Airport to Gangneung station in about two hours. A new high-speed rail line from Seoul and Incheon International Airport opened in December 2017. Korail runs hourly express KTX trains, with increased frequency during the Olympics. Journey time is slightly under 1½ hours. During the Olympic period, there is a direct KTX train from the ICN airport, so check the timetable for more info. There is a foreigner-only train pass 'Pyeongchang Korail Pass', which allows the passengers to ride any train operated by Korail, including the KTX.
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Bokwang Phoenix Park Another famous ski resort in Korea. This is where Autumn Love Story was shot.
Gangwon Province is famous for tofu and Sanchae Bibimbap
Soju - Locals say that sojus from Gangwon Province has its own unique taste
Inns/Hotels There are many local inns/hotels around at reasonable prices ranging from ₩15000 and up.
Nearby port cities of Gangneung and Sokcho are another famous attraction