Fresh buckwheat aroma at Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village

Every autumn, buckwheat flowers blossom throughout Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun. At the peak of the blooming season, you can enjoy the beautiful and romantic scenery of the snow-white fields of buckwheat flowers in the village. The village is also the setting of well-known Korean author Lee Hyo-seok’s story “When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom,” and thus PyeongchangHyoseok Cultural Festival is held here every September to commemorate the novel.
Even during the non-seasonal period of the buckwheat flowers, Bongpyeong is always ready to serve. Be sure to visit Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall or stop by for some memilguksu (buckwheat noodles), memilmuk (buckwheat jelly), or memilkkotsul (buckwheat blossom liquor).
• ‌Address: Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, 75-25, Hyoseokmunhwa-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• ‌Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall

  • Operating hours: October-April 09:00-17:30, May-September 09:00-18:30 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing) / Closed Mondays, January 1, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) &Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

• ‌Admission: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
• ‌Website: (Korean only)

Discover Korea’s History in Pyeongchang, Jeonggangwon&Woljeongsa Temple

Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center, Jeonggangwon

Jeonggangwon (Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center) was established in order to preserve, research, distribute and promote the values and merits of traditional Korean food culture to the world. The hanok-style buildings of Jeonggangwon include a food museum, as well as a hanbok experience and cooking lessons. A restaurant that offers traditional hanjeongsik (Korean table d’hôte) is also available. The beautiful hanok buildings, garden, and hundreds of jangdok (traditional Korean crock) gathered together are especially popular among international visitors.
• ‌Address: 2010-13, Geumdanggyegok-ro, Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• ‌Operating hours: 09:00-19:00 / Closed the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) &Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
• ‌Fees: Free admission to Food Museum / Hanbok experience 8,000 won / Separate fees apply for hands-on activities
• ‌Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Temple within a forest of fir trees, Woljeongsa Temple

Woljeongsa Temple boasts a history of over one thousand years, making it a proud cultural site in Pyeongchang. Although many cultural assets were destroyed during the Korean War and then later reconstructed, visitors can still sense the strong coexistence of Odaesan Mountain’s nature with Woljeongsa Temple’s dignity and spirit.
Woljeongsa Temple has many national treasures, including the octagonal nine-story stone pagoda. Other national treasures that have been excavated are preserved in Woljeongsa Museum, a definite must-see if you are visiting the temple. From the entrance of Woljeongsa Temple, a separate road leads off to a path through a dense fir tree forest. Not only magnificent in appearance, walking through this pathway filled with fir trees can be equally relaxing and refreshing to one’s mind, making it a popular destination among the locals.
• ‌Address: 374-8, Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
‌Admission: Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 500 won
Website: (Korean, English)

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‌Transportation (Seoul → Pyeongchang)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Pyeongchang Bus Terminal (First bus 07:00, last bus 18:46 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop (First bus 06:35, last bus 20:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Hoenggye Intercity Bus Stop (First bus 06:35, last bus 20:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs 30 min)
Seoul Nambu Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop (First bus 07:00, last bus 19:20 / Travel time approx. 1 hr 50 min)
Seoul Nambu Terminal → Hoenggye Intercity Bus Stop (First bus 07:00, last bus 19:20 / Travel time approx. 2 hrs 30 min)
‌Related suggested itineraries
Two Days in the Pure Scenery of Pyeongchang & Jeongseon
Travel Through Gangwon-do’s Scenic Beauty
☞ Pyeongchang Tourism website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)
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