|Title||After Sochi attention turns to ‘Pyeongchang 2018’ in Gangwon-do Province|
As the Winter Olympics in Sochi came to a close yesterday evening attention turned to the next host city 'Pyeongchang'. The closing ceremony incorporated a video montage and performance from Korea to give the world a taste of what to expect in Pyeongchang 2018.
Out of all the provinces in Korea, winter comes first to Gangwon-do. The northeastern region of Korea is bordered by North Korea and the East Sea. Located only a few hours from Seoul and rich in natural beauty, the region is a popular vacation destination among locals throughout the year. Each season in Gangwon-do reveals fresh wonders: everything from snowy mountains and beautiful spring flowers to autumn foliage, lush forests, and beachside havens.-
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Gangwon-do is a region brimming with the wonders of nature. In recent years, a number of unique tourist sites and activities have opened up, designed to show visitors the many special aspects of the area. Take a train ride along the coast for majestic views of the ocean and large caves. Or, for a more active adventure, take the RailBike that runs along the abandoned railway through the heart of the countryside and take in the sweeping pastures and towering mountains.
Five of the counties of Gangwon-do are adjacent to the DMZ. Underground tunnels in Cheorwon and Yanggu, the Unification Observatory, and the Dam of Peace in Goseong are all well-known tourist sites that serve as solemn reminders of the nation’s title of being the only divided nation in the world. In additional to its historic and cultural significance, the DMZ has recently been gaining attention for its lush ecosystem, which has flourished ever since access to the area was restricted to the general public almost six decades ago.