Baengyong Cave aimed to explore an unknown world dating back to hundreds of millions of years is a natural limestone cave that was designated as Natural Monument No. 206 in 1979. Since then, it has been preserved without being disclosed to the public. It is an eco experience program enabling visitors to enjoy exploring the natural cave formed underground with the help of a guide in charge of giving explanations and keeping the visitors safe.
On entering the cave by crossing the Dong-gang River on a Baengyong Cave Boat one can appreciate diversified cave creations such as icicle-shaped stalactites, stalagmites in different shapes and forms such as traditional hat shapes and eggs in sunny side up forms. And stone pillars formed through combination between stalactites and stalagmites.
While following a guide who gives interesting explanations on the cave through a narrow cave, visitors have already reached the Grand Plaza.
'The Experience of Darkness' that visitors have in the cave where a netherworld that keeps secrets for hundreds of millions of years unfolds is the best part of Baengyong Cave Experience.
Balwangsan Mountain (1,458m), which forms a boundary with Daegwallyeong-myeon and Jinbu-myeon in PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon Province, and Wangsan-myeon in Gangneung City, is one of the highest mountains in Korea. It has the Yongpyeong Ski Resort where skiers can enjoy skiing and the spectacular sight of vast snow fields in the winter. It is said to have been named as Balwangsan Mountain based on a sad legend about Balwangie and Ongnyeo. Balwangsan Mountain located at the back of Yongpyeong Resort, which is the largest vacation resort in Korea, makes the mountain climbers let out a whoop of joy and excitement while appreciating various species of trees at the summit and the surrounding scenery which is a panoramic view of the ski resort in the winter.It is also famous for sentiment of snow-covered fields. Balwangsan Mountain has soft smooth trails, it is easy to climb it in both the spring and winter seasons. Since it is very windy and snowy in the winter, mountaineers need to be properly equipped with necessary gears. There is a Gondola lift where you can take a scenic ride (it costs 10,000 won/round trip) to reach the top easier.
If you take a gondola for a round-trip at the Dragon Plaza Boarding Stand, you will enjoy the harmony of nature while riding it for about 17 minutes. It is the Asia's longest sightseeing gondola (7.4Km). At the summit of the Balwangsan Mountain(1,458m) you will find a Swiss-style cafe, one of the filming sites of the movie 'Winter Sonata.'
You can make fond memories by having a cup of warm tea like the main characters in the famous drama. When you leave the building and go toward the Observatory on the right, you will find a life-size model of Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji-woo, the main characters of the film 'Winter Sonata'.
Daegwallyeong Yangtte Farm is the most famous sheep farm in Korea. It is located in Hoenggaye 3-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon-do. This sheep farm is 204,959 square meter at an altitude of 850 to 900 meter above sea level. The scenery of the green fields turning yellow in a sunset makes you feel dreaming. The herds of white sheep peacefully roaming on the green fields look more than exotic. Behind Daegwallyeong Service Area on the Old Daegwallyeong Road is there Daegwallyeong Yangtte Farm in the hills. The farm has the very exotic scenery of vast green grass and a chain of clouds flowing above the leveled ridge on which fluffy sheep peacefully grazing grass. There is also a tiny cottage on the hill, attracting tourists’ attention. Tourists can feed hay to the sheep only inside the stable. The fleece of sheep is so soft and fluffy. Unpolluted fresh air in this high-altitude plain near Baekdudaegan Mountain Range will make you feel embraced by the nature.
Daegwallryeong Samyang Ranch was established ranch with an area covering 18 million square meters has started with a bang by marking a new era in the Korean livestock industry in 1972, the pioneering spirit which aimed to vitalize the grand nature through the livestock industry has led to the establishment of Asia's largest ranch on a high ground 850 to 1400 meters above the sea level where 900 beef cattle and cows are raised.
Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the setting of 'Memilkkotpilmuryeop,' the best short story ever written in Korea, and a place where Gasan Lee Hyo-seok was born and raised. It was designated as Culture Village No. 1 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1990, and ‘Memilkkotpilmuryeop Hyoseok Culture Festival’ is held at Hyoseok Culture Village which serves as a background at the end of August or early September every year. Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village includes the site of Lee Hyo-seok’s birthplace, a watermill, Chungju House, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall and Buckwheat Folk Museum.
The site of Lee Hyo-seok’s birthplace is an ordinary house that can be easily found in Gangwon Province, and it was originally a thatched-roof house. It is presently a ㄱ-shaped galvanized steel sheet house with a yard where two large thorny trees grow. Lee Hyo-seok was born at 273, Changdong-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon Province (presently, 681, Naman-dong, Chang-dong 4-ri) on February 23, 1907 as the eldest son of Lee Si-hu, father, and Gang Hong-gyeong, mother. He has three elder sisters (Jeong-won, Jeong-sun and Gye-suk) and an adopted younger sister (Hak-sun). Lee Hyo-seok's wife, Lee Gyeong-won was a modern woman who had aspired to become a painter. His second eldest son Young-ju died in 1940 and her eldest daughter Na-mi died in 2015. He currently leaves only one son and one daughter.
Arts have flourished in Mooee Elementary School that still remains as an abandoned school. PyeongChang Mooee Gallery in Artist Village established through restoration of a closed school has emerged as a magnificent spectacle as it is. Currently, such artists as Yeon-seo Chung, a western painter, Sang-wook Oh, a sculptor, Sun-beom Gweon, a potter, and Cheon-seop Lee, a calligrapher, are conducting creative activities. Visitors to Mooee Gallery can watch artists create artworks in person and take part in diversified experience programs. A large playground is converted into an outdoor sculpture park where large sculptures are displayed. A picturesque landscape appreciated in Arts Observatory makes another deep impression on visitors.
It lies from PyeongChang-gun, Gangreung-si and Hongcheon-gun in Gangwon Province and is located at an intersection together with Charyeong Mountain Mountain Range extending from the center of Taebaek Mountain Range to the west. Odaesan Mountain featuring Birobong Peak 1,563 meters above sea level covers a total of 298.5㎢ and was designated as a national park on February 1, 1975. It consists of such mountain peaks as Horyeongbong Peak, Sangwangbong Peak, Dongdaesan Mountain and Durobong Peak in an addition to such mountain peaks is the Birobong Peak which is the main peak.
Odaesan National Park has various small Buddhist temples that includes Woljeongsa Temple and Sangwonsa Temple. One can climb the Birobong Peak by passing through the Shrine of Sakyamuni, Buddha's Sarira. Along the trail from Sangwonsa Temple there are a lot of rare animals, plants, medicinal herbs, wild herbs and vegetables. It is called Odaesan Mountain because there are five dae ( O-dae: Nam-dae, Buk-dae, Dong-dae, Seo-dae and Jung-dae), and it also means Horyeongbong Peak, Sangwangbong Peak, Durobong Peak and Noinbong Peak in addition to Birobong Peak, the main peak.