2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games
Pyeongchang is located at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level, with 84% of its total land area consisting of mountains. Pyeongchang is a pristine area blessed with a splendid natural environment.
The town receives about 1.5 million tourists every year who come to enjoy winter sports. Some Asian countries like Japan and China are just two hours away by flight from Pyeongchang, so the town is noted as a top winter sports destination in Asia.
Pyeongchang is building state-of-the-art stadiums that are in line with the Olympic standards. Two clusters and two independent stadiums are all located within thirty minutes from each other for optimal games operation. Such an arrangement allows the Olympic Games to be athlete-friendly and games-friendly.
Since 2004, Pyeongchang has organized the Dream Program every year, inviting young children and youth from countries where there are no winter sports to come for an experience of winter sports.
The Alpensia Resort, one of the venues for the Olympic Games, opened in July 2010. Seven out of 13 stadiums have already been completed. The high-speed rail between Wonju and Gangneung is scheduled for completion in 2017, connecting Seoul to Pyeongchang in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
☞ Pyeongchang, nature’s playground
☞ Endless Charms of Gangwon-do Province, Site of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games!