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Pyeongchang Mooee Arts Center (평창무이예술관)

Pyeongchang Mooee Arts Center (평창무이예술관)

0m    6778     2019-03-18

233, Saripyeong-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

The former Mooee Elementary School has been transformed into Mooee Arts Center exhibiting works of noted Korean artists. It is located in the town of Bongpyeong-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun County, which was the hometown of the famous Korean writer Lee Hyo-seok (1907-1942) and the background setting of his representative novel ‘When Buckwheat Blossoms Bloom.’ Mooee Arts Center opened on April 18, 2001 after 2 years of preparation by Korean artists of various genres including the Western-style painter Jeong Yeon-seo, calligrapher Lee Cheon-seop, sculptor Oh Sang-wook, and potter Kwon Soon-beom. The schoolyard has been turned into an outdoor sculpture park displaying large-scale sculptures. The arts center also offers hands-on experience programs and a chance to view the artists creating their pieces.

Birthplace of Lee Hyo-seok (이효석 생가터)

Birthplace of Lee Hyo-seok (이효석 생가터)

1.1 Km    4165     2020-04-02

33-11, Ihyoseok-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2771

Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the setting of the beautiful Korean story “When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom,” and also home to the author, Lee Hyo-seok (pen name Gasan). Registered as National Culture Village No. 1 in 1990 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the village is the setting of the annual Hyoseok Cultural Festival in autumn. The village is made up of the birthplace of Lee Hyo-seok, a watermill house, thatch-roofed housing, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, and restaurants serving food made with buckwheat.

The birthplace of Lee Hyo-seok was originally a thatched-roof house, typical of the housing in Gangwon-do. However, it has been rebuilt into an ‘L’-shaped hanok (traditional Korean house) with two large trees growing in the front yard. Lee was born on February 23, 1907, one of five children to parents Lee Si-hoo and Kang Hong-kyung. Lee Hyo-seok’s wife, Lee Kyung-won was an aspiring artist. The couple had two sons and two daughters, but the second son passed away in 1940, just two years before his father, Lee Hyo-seok.

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall (이효석 문학관)

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall (이효석 문학관)

1.9 Km    11231     2020-05-14

73-25, Hyoseongmunhak-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2700

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall was opened on September 7, 2002 during the Hyoseok Cultural Festival, to celebrate the literary contributions and display artifacts from the life of Lee Hyo-seok (pen name Gasan). Many of the artifacts on display came from the Gasan Literature Group but some items were also donated from the children of Lee Hyo-seok to commemorate the passing of their father.

Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석문화마을)

Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석문화마을)

2.1 Km    19313     2020-04-01

Wongil-ri, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2771

Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the place where the author Lee Hyo-seok (pen name “Gasan”) was born and raised. The village is also the setting of the author’s novel "When the Buckwheat Blossoms,” one of the most celebrated Korean short stories to date.

In 1990, the village place was designated ‘first national cultural village’ by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The village is comprised of the author's birth house, a water mill, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, and a buckwheat museum. During the peak of the blossoming season in early fall, the annual Lee Hyo-seok Cultural Festival takes place and visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of snow-white fields of buckwheat flowers.

Lee Hyo-seok Cultural Festival commemorates the modern Korean writer and features buckwheat-themed programs. Events include a Hyo-seok essay contest, traditional performances, a costume parade, a photo contest, and "When the Buckwheat Blossoms" plays and related performances. During the festival, visitors can enjoy makguksu (buckwheat noodles) and memil buchim (buckwheat pancakes) and tour the locations that appear in the famous short story.

Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창 효석문화제)

Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창 효석문화제)

2.4 Km    37577     2020-05-07

157, Ihyoseok-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-335-2323~4

Hyoseok Cultural Festival is held to commemorate Korean writer Lee Hyo-seok and his popular novel "When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom," which mainly takes place in Bongpyeong. The festival offers diverse programs inspired by the book, allowing visitors to explore the author's work as well as the beauty of Bongpyeong with its buckweat flowers in full bloom. Visitors can also get to know more about the author by visiting the Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village and the Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall located near the festival venue.

Bongpyeong 5-day Market (봉평5일장/봉평시장 (2, 7 일))

Bongpyeong 5-day Market (봉평5일장/봉평시장 (2, 7 일))

2.6 Km    7148     2020-06-18

14-1, Dongijangteo-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-336-9987

Bongpyeong Market opens on days with '2' and '7' with the interval of five days.  One can imagine as the protagonist in the famous novel by Lee Hyo-seok 'When the Buckwheat Blossoms' as he or she goes through the market. Recently, memil without fail, has been the top product in the market. From Memil Mak-guksu (buckwheat noodles), Memil-buchim (buckwheat pancake), Memil-jeonbyeong (buckwheat crepe), Memil-Jjinbbang (buckwheat steamed bun), Tojong Memil-Sundae, Memil Guksu-Jeongol (buckwheat noodles hotpot), Memil Namu Bibimbap and more, a variety of buckwheat-related foods can be found in this market.

Hyo-seok Culture Village Buckwheat Food Street (효석문화마을 메밀음식거리)

Hyo-seok Culture Village Buckwheat Food Street (효석문화마을 메밀음식거리)

2.6 Km    5283     2020-06-30

31, Gipung 3-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2771

The Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is a place where author Lee Hyo-seok (penname “Gasan”) was born and raised. The village is also the setting of the author’s story "When the Buckwheat Blossoms,” one of the most celebrated Korean short stories to date. During the peak of the blooming season, usually in September, visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of snowy-white fields of buckwheat flowers.

Buckwheat’s prominence in Pyeongchang comes about largely from its pristine nature. The culinary hero, buckwheat, memil in Korean, are used as the main ingredient in several nutritious dishes, such as memil guksu (buckwheat noodles) and memil muk (buckwheat jelly).

Migayeon (미가연)

Migayeon (미가연)

2.7 Km    6922     2019-05-21

108, Gipung-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-335-8805

Migayoun is a Korean restaurant specializing in dishes made of buckwheat and buckwheat sprouts, which are known for their high vitamin P content. Pyeongchang, where Migayoun is located, is particularly famous for buckwheat, the sprouts of which are clinically proven to be good for diabetes, geriatric diseases, and weight control.

Herbnara Farm (허브나라농원)

Herbnara Farm (허브나라농원)

2.7 Km    31781     2020-06-03

225, Heungjeonggyegok-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-335-2902

Opened in 1993, Herbnara Farm located within Hongjeong Valley is the first herb-themed farm in Korea with more than 100 kinds of herbs. The farm also offers seven different theme gardens as well as a green house and experience programs for visitors to enjoy. Delicious dishes and drinks made with herbs cultivated on the farm are available at the restaurant. Visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery and scent of herbs all season long at Herbnara Farm.

Elf Pension [Korea Quality] / 숲속의 요정 [한국관광 품질인증]

Elf Pension [Korea Quality] / 숲속의 요정 [한국관광 품질인증]

2.8 Km    25084     2019-12-09

111-21, Palsong-ro Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (864-12 Mu-i-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon)
+82-33-336-2225, +82-2-549-7114

Elf Spa Resort Hotel was designated as a ‘Good Stay’ by the Korea Tourism Organization due to its reliable and affordable accommodation. Ideal for winter-ski and four-season customers, the hotel is located 3km away from the Phoenix Park Resort, one of the venues of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. As it is situated at an altitude of 700 meters, all four sides of the resort are surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Taegisan Mountains. Furthermore, the area is rich in natural bedrock water and phytoncides. The hotel offers two types of guestroom: Kids Rooms, which are filled with diverse toys for children’s fun and entertainment, and Healing Rooms, which are equipped with an ondol (rock heating) bed, a massage chair, and a hinoki spa to relax guests during their stay. Each room has a grill installed on its terrace, so customers can enjoy a private BBQ party. The best amusement facilities in the resort are the 200M free sledding slope in winter and the outdoor waterpark filled with valley water in summer. In addition, all its staff members speak Chinese and English.

Heungjeonggyegok Valley (흥정계곡)

Heungjeonggyegok Valley (흥정계곡)

2.8 Km    7275     2019-12-19

40-7, Jeonnamugol-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2771

Heungjeonggyegok Valley is about 5 kilometers away from the town of Bongpyeong-myeon in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do. The 5-kilometer long valley that starts at Heungjeongsan Mountain has beautiful surrounding landscape. A wide variety of freshwater fish like trout inhabit the clear waters of the valley. Heungjonggyegok Valley has become a famous attraction in the Bongpyeong area along with Bongsan Seojae, the shrine of the prominent neo-Confucian scholar Yulgok (1536-1584), and Palseokjeong, a site where eight rocks stand.

White Cabin [Korea Quality] / 화이트캐빈 [한국관광 품질인증]

White Cabin [Korea Quality] / 화이트캐빈 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.9 Km    366     2020-02-27

93, Taegi-ro Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

Surrounded by the scenic view of mountains and rivers, White Cabin is located in front of Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, a region 700m above sea level; hence the nickname Happy 700. Have fun in the cool water in summer and enjoy thrilling speed on the ski field in winter. Recommended for those seeking a pleasant, cost-effective tour.