Kangnung Off The Beaten Path

  • Korean igloo + Opportunistic tourist+Grin
    Korean igloo + Opportunistic...
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  • Yong Pyong Golf Course
    Yong Pyong Golf Course
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  • Mt Balwang
    Mt Balwang
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    Snow Festivals: Hwengye and Yong Pyong

    by bpacker Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Korean igloo + Opportunistic tourist+Grin

    There's a couple of snow festivals here, the more notable one being the Fun, Snow and Ski Festival and a smaller scale one at Hwengye.
    I chanced upon the smaller one in Hwengye when I was walking about and since they weren't quite ready yet, I walked in for free to look at the giant sculptures and the poor locals working feverishly to complete one igloo after another...
    For the exact dates of the festivals, post a question to the KNTO forum

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    YongPyong:Taking a Snowy Walk in the Daytime

    by bpacker Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Yong Pyong Golf Course

    Yong Pyong can be quite scenic so why not take a walk during the day time while the rest of the people are on the slopes? No point slugging it out there unless you're from a European elite ski patrol troop.

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    YongPyong:Take a cruise on the gondola

    by bpacker Updated Feb 19, 2004

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    Mt Balwang

    This cable car ride is quite comparable to the one in Langkawi (Malaysia) as it is a whopping 3.7km long joyride. You'll get to see a bird's eye view of KangNung, snowy mountain tops and the peak of Mount Balwang.
    I think it cost about US$10 per person for the ride ( both ways) so it's quite a deal. This is way better than the crammed, sardine-can ride at Mt Sorak.
    You can take this ride even if you're not on skis. Do take note however, that the joy ride stops at 4pm.

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    YongPyong:A restaurant at the top of the world

    by bpacker Written Feb 19, 2004

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    Savouring Herbal Tea on a Cold Winter's Day

    Fancy dining at more than 1400m above sea level? There is a beautiful Western restaurant that's situated at the peak of Mt Balwang or Dragon's Peak. This place is only accessible by the gondola, so after you make a quick exit from the gondola station, climb the steps to the 2nd floor and dine at this place. It has superb views and they have astronomical prices to match it too.

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