Nature & Art Await in Pyeongchang-Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm

(photo:  Snowy landscape at Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm)

 

In the Alps of Pyeongchang,

Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm was Korea’s first sheep farm and is often called the Alps of Korea. Located at 850m above sea level, the large pasture is home to a herd of over 300 sheep. Visitors from May to early October will be able to enjoy watching the sheep graze freely on the green grass. In winter, the entire place transforms into a winter wonderland, with snow covering the fields and forest. All eyes will naturally be drawn to the wooden shack that stands out in the stark landscape.

 

Sheep farm throughout the seasons

 

Summer & fall at the sheep farm

Summer & fall at the sheep farm

If you visit Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm, you can’t leave without a walk along the 1.2km-long path that circles the grazing pasture. The uphill sections might have you huffing and puffing, but it’s worth it for the view from the top of the hill; on clear days, you can see as far as Donghae and Gangneung on the coast. Don’t forget to take a picture of the sheep farm spread out beneath your feet before heading back down!

 

Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm

 

☞ Address: 483-32, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

☞ Operating hours: November-February 09:00-17:00, March & October 09:00-17:30, April & September 09:00-18:00, May-August 09:00-18:30 (Last admission one hour before closing) / Closed the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

☞ Admission: Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers & Children 4,000 won

☞ Website: www.yangtte.co.kr (Korean only)

More Info

☞ Transportation (Seoul → Pyeongchang)

(Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Pyeongchang Bus Terminal): First bus 07:00, last bus 18:46 / Travel time approx. 2hrs

(Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop): First bus 06:35, last bus 20:20 / Travel time approx. 1hr 50min

(Seoul Nambu Terminal → Jangpyeong Bus Stop): First bus 07:00, last bus 19:20 / Travel time approx. 1hr 50min

☞ Related Gangwon-do travel pages

Two Days in the Pure Scenery of Pyeongchang & Jeongseon

Travel Through Gangwon-do’s Scenic Beauty

☞ Templestay information

☞ Pyeongchang Tourism website: tour.pc.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)