Welcome to Gangwon-do

While the province may not have that much by way of cultural antiquities, what it does have – Gangneung’s 400-year-old Dano Festival, for instance – it celebrates with zest. And Gangwon-do can be quirky, too. Near Samcheok you’ll find a park full of unabashed phallic sculptures standing cheek by jowl with a humble fishing village, while Gangneung has a museum dedicated to its founder’s lifelong obsession with all things Edison.

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$96 Kid Friendly

Private Trip to Nami Island and Ski Resort

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nami Island, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doStart at your designated time in the morning, you and your group members will be picked up at your Seoul hotel by a licensed tour guide. After 80 minutes' drive arriving at Nami Island , and taking a ferry boat to land on the Island, follow the footsteps of the characters from the drama  Winter Sonata. Also, the famous dish Chuncheon Stir-fried Chicken is a must try for your lunch. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bears Town - Ski/Sled, Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do After 1 hour's drive, you will arrive to one of nearby ski resort ( Bears Town Resort Ski, Vivaldi Park Ski World, Elysian Gangchon Resort ski) to start your ski experience. After spend 3-4 hours in ski resort, we will return to Seoul to drop off at your hotel or your designated place.Duration: 4 hours

$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Korea Winter Ice Fishing Festival

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-doProvide fishing folding chair and fishing rod. You can easily experience ice fishingKorea's four major ice fishing festivals all included, flexible according to the departure dateExperience the unique ice fishing fun in Korea, suitable for both adults and childrenVarious ice activities with English/ Chinese/Cantonese guides accompany, no language barriersDuration: 5 hours

$63 Day Trips & Excursions

Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm & Gangchon Railbike Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gangchon Rail Park, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doTake a ride on the Rail Bike in Gangwon-do, and enjoy the beauty of nature along the road.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nami Island, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doPopular tourist attraction near Seoul! Highly recommended Nami Island will give you a taste of the beauty of Korean winter.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Garden of Morning Calm, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-doUp to 10,000 light bulbs to create a fantastic lighting festival in the Garden of Morning Calm. The dreamlike lighting world is a must-visit spot for winter in Korea!Duration: 2 hours

$71 Day Trips & Excursions

Alpaca World & Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Alpaca World, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do Alpacas World has more than just Alpacas but also squirrels, ostriches and various other farm animals. Learn about the alpacas living habits, characteristics and other fun facts from the alpaca expert on site. Your trip to the Alpaca world is not complete without feeding them. For visitors who are interested, you also have the option to take these cute and fluffy animals for a little walk.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nami Island, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doNami Island is especially famous during winter after K-Drama Winter Sonata was filmed there. Nami Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Garden of Morning Calm, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-doThe plants which boasted their beauty in Spring, Summer, and Fall start preparing for winter. Birds’ songs and the sound of water flowing under ice, which can be heard in silence in nature while you walk on the path covered with white snow, will clear your mind. When it becomes dark on a cold winter night, the garden starts waking up slowly as lights are turned on. The festival which starts every December and continues until March of the next year.Duration: 2 hours

$62 Cultural & Theme Tours

Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom Festival

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gyeongpodae, Gangneung, Gangwon-doGyeongpodaeGyeongpodae Pavilion is famous for the view of the moon on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It is a large, tall pavilion, and its architectural feature of a paljak (eight-point) roof, is the most common form used in Korean buildings. It has been designated as Regional Cultural Asset No. 6. Its structure is divided into 6 sections in the front, and 5 sections at the side, with 28 pillars surrounding the pavilion. Gyeongpodae Cherry Blossom FestivalFrom the beginning of April to the middle of April every year, the Gyeongpo-Taiwan Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Gyeongpo-eup. This celebration is also one of the representative celebrations of Gangneung. During the celebration, a large number of tourists from home and abroad are attracted to enjoy the cherry blossoms. The whole celebration is The Gyeongpo-eup (Gangwon-do tangible cultural heritage No. 6) is centered around the beautiful cherry blossoms of Gyeongpo Lake, which is 4.3km long. The beautiful cherry blossoms, jasmine flowers, daffodils and other beautiful flowers are blooming. A beautiful world of flowers.Jumunjin seasideDrama shooting location Known for shooting the TV series "Lonely and Splendid Gods ", you can re-enact a classic scene and feel the romantic atmosphere.Lighthouse Mural VillageThe Mohu Lighthouse Mural Village is located on the uphill road leading to the Mohu Lighthouse in Mohu Port. In August 2010, the local area began to draw pictures on the lanes and walls. Based on the story of the life of the local residents, the members of the "Public Art Community" composed by the Fine Arts Department sketched the sketches, and then the 60-70-year-old village residents were responsible for coloring, creating a unique, interesting, and colorful murals.Duration: 9 hours

$79 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Local Food Tasting Tour to Chuncheon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: NH농협은행 강원도청출장소We will visit the most local & oldest snack bar in Chuncheon to grab a Korean's soul food.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chuncheon Romantic Market, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doYou will have some traditional & authentic street food of Gangwon-do, made with local ingredients and Gangwon specialties!Also, you will look around the Central Market with guided comments.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Chuncheon Myeongdong CGVWe will have sightseeing around the city center area, 'Myeongdong', where various shops are located in and a perfect place for window shopping!Stop At: Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street, Chuncheon, Gangwon-doWe will explore the taste of Dakgalbi, which is the most-favored local dish by many guests at this stop! You will also be heard of the brief history of Dakgalbi and the way how to eat this dish in a local way.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: 육림고개서민슈퍼Mostly for all Koreans, when they finish meals, they go to a cafe beyond doubt. At this stop, we are going to have a cup of an oriental scent of Korean herbal tea. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chuncheon Myeongdong CGVYou will be offered a specially-ordered sweet dessert at this stop. and We will look around nearby with guided comments on 'urban regeneration' about this place.Duration: 20 minutes

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