A friendly guide to some of Korea's hidden tourist destinations.
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Throughout the past year, The Korea Travel Log has introduced listeners to 51 beautiful travel destinations in Korea that are less known to the public.
Today, the six producers of the program wanted to share the places that truly stood out to them during their visits throughout the year.
#51. Daegwallyeong Snow Festival
The area around Songcheon in Daegwallyeong, PyeongChang County is hosting the 26th Daegwallyeong Snow Festival. The celebration of ice and snow features various snow sculptures as well as fun activities such as ice sledding, ice slides, and traditional games. Visitors will also be treated to local specialty dishes that will warm up their stomachs.
#50. Sokcho, the city of lake and port
Sokcho in Gangwon-do Province is a charming city. It is surrounded by the majestic Seoraksan Mountain and is home to Lake Yeongnang and Lake Cheongcho. Its port that vibrates with energy since early morning and the blazing sunrise beyond the horizon make Sokcho even more attractive as a travel destination. Let's embark on a winter trip to Sokcho on this week's The Korea Travel Log!
#49. Sokcho, second home to North Korean war refugees
There is a very special village in Sokcho, located on the east coast of Gangwon-do Province. It's Abai Village, where North Koreans who had fled the Korean War from Hamgyeong-do Province at the northeastern end of the Korean Peninsula settled down. The North Koreans built their community on the barren beach where nobody had lived before the Korean War. Let's set off on a little different trip today to Abai Village.
#48. Jeongseon in Gangwon-do Province, the home of Arirang
Jeongseon, Gangwon-do Province, one of the three origins of Arirang. Jeongseon is a small town located deep in the mountains, where only a patch of sky is visible through the tall peaks. Let's set off on a winter trip to Jeongseon, a town closest to the sky where an Arirang of its namesake was born.
#47. Enjoy the ultimate winter sports in Hongcheon!
Ski resorts in Korea are packed with colorfully-clad skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the slopes. Interests in winter sports have spiked in the run up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, further driving up the number of people, including foreign tourists, visiting the ski resorts in Gangwon-do Province. Let's visit one of the most popular ski resorts, Hongcheon Vivaldi Park Ski World, to enjoy the excitement of winter sports and experience the Olympic atmosphere.