February 9-25, 2018 - Pyeongchang, South Korea
Join us in Pyeongchang, South Korea at the 2018 Winter Games! Where is Pyeongchang? Pyeongchang, South Korea is located in the Taebaek Mountains. You will find several Buddhist temples in the area. The city can be found roughly 110 miles east of the capital city of Seoul.
Pyeongchang is a region, not a city. The venues for the 2018 Winter Games are located within two main areas in the region, the Coastal Cluster and the Mountain Region. Choosing your lodging location should depend on the events you are planning to attend. It will be very difficult to attend events in both regions on the same day.
Cultural Experience vs Mountain Ski Resort
Guests can choose between staying in the Coastal Cluster to fully experience Korean culture, dining, and entertainment or stay in the Mountain areas to ski and enjoy top snowboarding, skiing, and ski jumping events.
Start Planning Your Trip!
Sports Traveler offers packages in both the Coastal Cluster and the Mountain Region for the Winter Games. A high-speed train is scheduled to be built from Seoul to Pyeongchang, making the commute about 90 minutes.
Pyeongchang, South Korea
Pyenongchang, South Korea is located 110 mi east of South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The county of Pyenongchang is located on the Northeastern tip of South Korea and part of the country’s Gangwon province.
The winters in Pyenongchang are known to be rather cold and the region is known for its mountainous terrain. The mountain terrain makes the county popular among winter sports enthusiasts who enjoy their share of skiing and hiking in cold climates.
Pyeongchang’s population of over 43,666 people is a welcoming group of people and are ready to welcome the international community traveling abroad.
The tastes of South Korea are truly wonderful and inspiring to those lucky enough to travel through the country. Our personal favorite South Korean dish is known as Bibimbap. Bibimbap is a warm bowl of rice topped with fresh vegetables, sliced meat, and herbal seasonings. The most important part of the dish is the cooked egg placed lastly into the meal, meant to be self-stirred in order to complete the dish before you eat it.
Jajangmyeon is another popular South Korean dish made of noodles, pork, and vegetables. The final topping is a rich soybean sauce meant to tie the whole dish together. The noodles in Jajangmyeon are known for their fine quality because of how they are hand made during preparation and served fresh to consumers. You truly cannot find a fresher cuisine anywhere else in the world.
One of the most visited sites in Pyeonchang is the Woljeongsa Buddhist temple. The temple is built along Mount Odasean and is home to many holy Buddhist artifacts. Many of these artifacts include hand carved necklaces and Buddhist statues.
Another site of Woljeongsa is the Tunnel of Lanterns that line the road to the temple. Upon entering the entrance gate of the temple you should take a closer look at the colorful ceiling patterns of the room. The imagery and patterns depicted are truly mesmerizing to any viewer and a work of art.
Sochi 2014 Recap:
Our fellow Sports Travelers made the trip to Sochi in 2014. The event was full of thrills as Team Canada took the Gold in Ice Hockey and Team USA defeated Team Russia in a historic ice hockey showdown. Our travelers enjoyed accommodations in Sochi, admission to their preferred events, and sight-seeing in the Russia. Some of that year’s top events including bobsleigh, ice hockey, ski jumping, and freestyle skiing.
Our travelers also were able to witness stunning performances by Meryl Davis and Charlie White in Sochi. Events included pairs skating and free dance, both of which were attended by lively audiences cheering for their home country.
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