If you are planning a longer-than-a-day trip to Alpensia Ski Resort in Pyeongchang to Ski, consider going to these places too while you are in the area!
Alpensia Ski Jump Tower
The ski jump tower is a place where professional skiers train. The slopes are really long and steep. We were obviously not professional skiers so we only went there (it’s the tower on top of the hill on the right side of the photo!) to see the beautiful view of the resort and surrounding mountainous area.
You can take a short monorail up to the base of the tower and then take the lift up to level 4 to the cafe and viewpoint. You will be able to view the sunset from the viewpoint.
Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm (대관령 양떼목장)
Entrance fee costs 4,000 KRW for adults and 3,500 KRW for children. This includes a free basket of sheep feed. Do come at least an hour before sunset as the farm closes at sunset.
There are 2 main barns for the sheep, one for the adult sheep and one for the lamb (baby sheep). After feeding and petting the sheep, you can wash your hands in the hand washing tent available 🙂
To come to the farm from Seoul, take an express bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Hoenggye (횡계) and take a taxi to the farm (Estimated taxi fare is around 8,000 won).
Uiyaji Wind Village (의야지 바람마을)
We then continued to make homemade ice cream with just ice and salt. It’s a pretty cool science activity for the children which is again fun and worth trying!
The best way to get to the village from Hoenggye Bus Terminal is to take a taxi. The estimated travel time is 10 minutes and it would approximately cost 5,000 won. The cost for the ice cream making experience is 20,000 KRW per person and the cost for pizza making is 35,000 KRW per person. Go to the website to make a reservation before your arrival. TIP: Come in a group of 20 or more to get cheap rates on both activities!
Anmok Beach (안목해변)
We had a real hard time deciding which cafe to go to as there were so many nice cafes there but we eventually chose the AM Coffee & Bread cafe. They served really nice bread! The beach view from the window seat was very nice too.
To get there, take an express bus bound for Gangneung Express Bus Terminal and then take a 20 minute taxi ride to the beach for around 9,000 KRW. Just show the name of the beach to your taxi driver 🙂
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