Discover some of the amazing spots around Vivaldi Park Ski Resort and make the most out of a Winter in Korea!
Are you planning a visit to Vivaldi Park Ski Resort this Winter for some action-packed skiing and snowboarding? Really, what better way to embrace the frosty season than gliding down the snowy slopes? However, that’s not the only way to enjoy Winter in Korea. There are, in fact, many beautiful sights to see and visit in Gapyeong around Vivaldi Park Ski Park!
Let’s find out what the vicinity of Vivaldi Park Ski Resort has to offer!
1. Nami Island (Namiseom)
Nami Island is one of those places you can visit any time of the year as it boasts the most picturesque views, rain or shine. What’s more, it’s only an hour’s drive away from Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, making it the perfect destination for a day trip! Many head towards Nami Island for photo ops with the Winter Sonata (K-drama) sculptures, but there’s so much more to the island than meets the eye. So, make time for a getaway to Nami Island this Winter and be enchanted by the wonders this island!
2. Petite France
Only 30 minutes away lies Petite France, a quaint French cultural village in the heart of Korea. Inspired by Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince, this place is not just for the young at heart but also for adventurous souls in search of a new experience. Located along the mountainside, it also provides the most spectacular view of Cheongpyeong Lake. Especially during the Winter season, the village is decorated from top to bottom in an array of dazzling lights. So, don’t forget to add Petite France to your itineraries to experience a magical Winter Wonderland!
3. Strawberry Farms
One “traditional” Korean food that you might not have heard of is strawberries. Sweeter and juicier in the Winter, each home is equipped with a box of these little red fruits. Now, you have the chance to taste them for yourselves. Swing by a strawberry farm for some strawberry picking and take a box of these juicy crimson treats home with you!
4. Garden of Morning Calm
Located nearby is another go-to destination; Garden of Morning Calm. Showcasing a variety of colorful flora throughout the year, a walk through this charming garden will surely be a pleasant experience for all. With the Winter season approaching very soon, you’re all in luck as starting in December, the annual Lighting Festival returns! Every nook and cranny of the garden is decorated in a kaleidoscope of colored lights that shine even brighter in the Winter nights. A truly magnificent Lighting Festival is said to return this year too so don’t forget to pay Garden of Morning Calm a visit!
5. Seoraksan National Park
Korea is a country blessed with quite a few magnificent national parks, Seoraksan National Park being one of them. Home to the third-highest mountain, Mt. Seorak, it is best known for its crimson autumn foliage. Nonetheless, the Winter season offers equally, if not more, exquisite views with mountain ranges enveloped in white blankets of snow. Just the thought of hiking through the snow-capped mountains with its winter splendor seems exhilarating! Just a two-hour drive from Vivaldi Park Ski Resort, even if you’re not planning on climbing to the top of Mt Seorak, don’t miss out the chance to catch the amazing view there!
If you feel like visiting just one of these amazing destinations isn’t enough, explore two to three places of your choice around Gapyeong freely with Trazy! Choose from Nami Island, Petite France, Strawberry Picking, Garden of Morning Calm and another popular destination, Gangchon Rail Park. What’s more, you can start your Gapyeong journey at your convenience from the very doorsteps of the resort you’re staying at. Gapyeong has so much to offer, just looking out through the car windows at the magnificent view of nature is a treat for the eyes!
7. Cheongpyeong Snowflake Ice Festival
You can’t say you’ve been to Korea without having been to an Ice Festival, one of them being the Cheongpyeong Snowflake Ice Festival. Though Korea is well-known for its amazing ski resorts, try something a little bit different by heading down to this festival. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience of catching your own fish, possibly with your two bare hands. How cool is that! Make sure to mark the Cheongpyeong Snowflake Ice Festival on your calendars for an unforgettable experience!
8. Hongcheon River Trout Festival
Another winter festival you can’t and shouldn’t miss out on is the Hongcheon River Trout Festival! It may sound like any other winter festival but there’s something special about this particular one. Of course, this festival involves the merry bare-hand fishing and sledding here and there but what the other festivals don’t have are the ginseng fed trouts! Enjoy the day at Hongcheon River Trout Festival catching them with your family and friends and have a truly one-of-a-kind winter experience in Korea!
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Cheongpyeong Snowflake Ice Festival Official Site