Sponsored By Gangwon Province

By Mario McKellop

This February, people from all over the world will travel to Gangwon Province, South Korea to see the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. In addition to hosting the Winter Games,Gangwon is also an exotic land of vast beauty and incomparable excitement.

As Gangwon Province Gov. Choi Moon-soon explains in the above video, the region is a tourism capital that is known for its amazing history and great culture. Gangwon is also renowned for its warm and friendly people, delicious food and for being a destination where families can have safe and fun adventures.

For instance, those who appreciate natural beauty will find lots of love about Gangwon’s Seoraksan Mountain. South Korea’s third highest mountain, Seoraksan offers from its summit, with can be reached via cable car and a hike that are utterly breathtaking. The mountain is also home to a national park that features the Bronze Buddha of Sinheungsa, a 48-foot, 108-ton statue that represents an unparalleled photo opportunity.

Another highlight of the Gangwon Province is the Jeongseon “Five-Day” Market. It offers visitors the chance to have a true South Korean experience by sampling some delectable local cuisine, peruse the wares of local merchants and enjoy a performance of traditional Korean music.

Whether you’re interested in attending the Winter Games or looking for a fun and exciting new place to explore, Gangwon, South Korea should be your next vacation destination.

For more information on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, please visit www.pyeongchang2018.com or to check out Gangwon’s official Facebook page.

More From CBS New York

Download Weather App
Talkers
60 Minutes Hear It On Demand

Watch & Listen LIVE