Gangwon-do is widely known for having a lot of famous ski resorts that were also used as the venues of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Although there are indeed many world-class ski resorts in Gangwon-do, there are far more things to experience in Gangwon-do than you imagined. There are so many places where you can enjoy exciting outdoor activities all year round!

Check out all the must-try outdoor activities in Gangwon-do that are perfect for you to take in the picturesque natural landscapes.


  1. LEGOLAND
  2. Mt. Samaksan Cable Car
  3. Strawberry Picking Experience
  4. Yongpyong Resort
  5. Alpaca World
  6. Sono Belle Vivaldi Park Resort
  7. Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge
  8. Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike
  9. Jeongdongjin Rail Bike
  10. High1 Resort Alpine Coaster
  11. Jeongseon Zip Wire
  12. Yeongwol Paragliding
  13. Surfing & SUP at Yangyang Surfyy Beach

1. LEGOLAND

  • Address: 128 Hajungdo-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

 

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Probably the most popular destination for families with children. LEGOLAND Korea offers a joyous experience – even for adults – as it brings to life the small colorful plastic pieces we used to play with. Spend a fun-packed day at the world’s second-largest Legoland theme park on Lego-themed rides and attractions.

2. Mt. Samaksan Cable Car

  • Address: 392 Samcheon-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Stretching across a total of 3.61km from Mt. Samaksan to Lake Uiam, the Mt. Samaksan Cable Car trail is the longest in the country. With a cable car made completely out of glass, except for the ceiling, have the lake under your feet and experience nature up close.

3. Strawberry Picking Experience

 

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Another great activity to enjoy with your family or friends in Gangwon-do is none other than strawberry picking!🍓 Strawberries are quite the popular fruit in the winter seasons, so why not try some after hand-picking them yourself. Enjoy a juicy day of strawberry-picking goodness.

4. Yongpyong Resort

  • Address: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

1) Mt. Balwangsan Cable Car

 

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Yongpyong Resort is a famous ski resort in Korea that was one of the venues of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Many Koreans love to visit this resort all year round because of its amazing natural landscapes. If you want to witness the Balgwangsan Montain’s excellent mountain view from the sky, it’s highly recommended to take Mt. Balwangsan Cable Car. It stretches over Asia’s longest course of 7.4km, offering you an unforgettable experience of natural wonders.

2) Luge Ride

Yongpyong Resort also provides you with a thrilling luge ride where you can take over 1,458m of the track. During the daytime, you will be rushing through the green grass fields, but during the nighttime, you will be surrounded by dazzling LED lights that make you feel like you are in a galaxy.

Furthermore, you can enjoy Ani-fore, a scenic monorail up to the mountains to reach the farm and forest, and Peak Island, a unique and expansive water park at Yongpyong Resort!

5. Alpaca World

  • Address: 310, Puncheon-ri, Hwachon-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do

 

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Alpaca World is the only alpaca-themed ranch in Korea with alpacas from South America. You will get to meet fluffy alpacas and other cute farm animals at a lovely animal farm in the middle of the mountains. The best part is that you can get to see them close and feed them! Also, you can take a stroll with them for an additional charge on-site. It’s a perfect activity for those who love to interact with animals.

Check out the best tours for Alpaca World!

6. Sono Belle Vivaldi Park Resort

  • Address: 262, Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do

 

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Sono Belle Vivaldi Park Resort has all kinds of exciting activities to enjoy all year round with exceptionally beautiful sceneries. By booking this hassle-free shuttle bus package with the Vivaldi Park Resort Activity Pass, you’ll get to enjoy all the fun you can get at the ultimate activity haven in Gangwon-do. The activities include a gondola ride, sheep farm experience, sky swing, luge world, roller world, horse riding & horse club visiting.

7. Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge

  • Address: 14, Sogeumsan-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do

 

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Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge is the longest bridge in Korea where you can take in the gorgeous panoramic view of Sogeumsan Mountain. More tourists started to visit this place after being featured in the popular K-drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”, starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji. It might be quite scary to cross the bridge since the bridge is shaky but it will be worthwhile.

8. Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike

  • Address: 2, Gongyangwang-gil, Geundeok-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do

One of the best ways to enjoy the ocean view in Gangwon-do is to hop on the Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike! It stretches along a coastline of 5.4km in total. You’ll be able to see the marvelous ocean view with beautiful palm trees and pass by a mysterious tunnel that plays a laser show. It’s a perfect outdoor activity for all ages alike!

Check out more fun & exciting activities in Samcheok!

9. Jeongdongjin Rail Bike

  • Address: 17 Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

 

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Another great place to take in the views whilst riding a rail bike is Jeongdongjin Rail Bike! Stretching across a 5.1 km long track, enjoy the picturesque views of Jeongdongjin Beach while taking in the crisp ocean breeze. Departing from Jeongdongjin Station, it’s a great way to appreciate the coasts of Gangneung.

Check out all the rail bike experiences in Gangwon-do!

10. High1 Resort Alpine Coaster

  • Address: 424, High1-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

High1 Resort is also one of the most famous ski resorts in Korea. Just like Yongpyeong Resort, it offers jaw-dropping natural scenery as well as fun outdoor activities all year round. Alpine Coaster is especially popular in that you can enjoy the thrilling moments of sliding down the 2.2km slope while appreciating the dreamy nature covered with colorful flowers.

11. Jeongson Zip Wire

  • Address: 235, Byeongbangchi-gil, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

If you are a thrill maniac, you should definitely try out this activity, Jeongseon Zipwire! It boasts the world’s longest height that will make you feel like falling off directly from the cliff. The speed of the zip wire is 120km per hour, which is the steepest in Asia. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the world-class zip wire in Jeongseon!

Check out more fun & exciting activities in Jeongseon!

12. Yeongwol Paragliding

  • Address: 54, Jebangan-gil, Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do

 

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Did you know that the scene of the K-drama “Crash Landing on You” where Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) tested her newly launched product by paragliding was filmed in Yeongwol? If you want to glide through the sky like Yoon Se-ri and enjoy the spectacular views of Yeongwol, don’t forget to book a paragliding experience. You’ll get to fly 800m from the ground, which is the highest in Korea.

Other Recommended Places to Enjoy Paragliding in Korea!

13. Surfing & SUP at Yangyang Surfyy Beach

  • Address: 119, Hajodaehaean-gil, Hyeonbuk-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do

3 hours away from Seoul, on the east coast of Seoul, Yangyang boasts great waves and superb winds making it the best destination for surfing in Korea. Visit Surfyy Beach, a hip private beach for only Surfyy users with the best facilities. You can learn surfing from an experienced instructor or enjoy relaxing stand-up paddle boarding!


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