Pyeongchang is a county in South Korea, and, in February 2018 it will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. This seminal event brings together athletes from numerous disciplines of winter sports and sees them competing for medals. The Winter Olympics have always been a fun alternative to the Summer Olympic Games and takes place two years after.
If you are an avid fan of Olympians, and extreme sports, you may well be planning on heading to Pyeongchang to enjoy some of the Asian hospitality, as well as taking in some sporting greatness. In this case, you’re going to need to know all about Pyeongchang, and where to go when you’re there. So check out our 2018 travel guide for this stunning part of South Korea.
During the Winter Olympic, Pyeongchang will have free shuttle buses taking people to and from Olympic venues and events. That means you’ll be able to benefit from a specific form of transport dedicated to the Olympics. You don’t have to worry about having to find your own way to the venues or stadiums – you can always just get on the shuttle buses and go straight there. If you visit the Pyeongchang official website, you will be able to find out more information; it might also be worth downloading an app as well to help you navigate your way around.
Where to stay
Now, there are plenty of choices for places to stay when you’re in Pyeongchang, but it’s important to remember that the Winter Olympics is going to be a game changer. This means there will be less space and availability, as many of the places could well have been booked up. Over 35 hotels in the area will be offering special rates on rooms to coincide with the Winter Olympics, so you should be able to get somewhere for an inexpensive rate. But, don’t forget, Pyeongchang is a big region, and there are plenty of other accommodation options if you want to go a bit further out. As long as you choose a place that is close to great transport links, you should have no issues.
Tickets for these events are often released quite sometime before the event, and they will have been available to Pyeongchang natives first. Now everybody can buy them, and you can use this to your advantage. Make sure you buy tickets before traveling and buy them from authorized sellers. However, resale websites will offer reduced prices, and you may well be able to find some bargains this way. Just make sure the tickets you buy are actually genuine – a QR code or hologram is the mark of an official ticket.
The Winter Olympics is a wonderful sporting event and one that everybody has the chance to experience and enjoy. And the gorgeous backdrop of Pyeongchang is one of the best places we could think of for you to experience these Olympic Games. If you’ve never been before, what better option than to combine travel and sports and take a trip to Pyeongchang? By following the ideas in our travel guide, you should have no problem enjoying a wonderful trip to Pyeongchang, and taking in the wonder and excitement of the Winter Olympics as well.