Picture yourself waking up in the middle of a farm, peaceful and quiet, away from the hassle of the city. Well, this dream can be a reality if you visit Daewallyeong Sheep Farm! In this article i will introduce you to this lovely getaway place and give you all the details on how to get there and what to do.
About Daewallyeong Sheep Farm
According to VisitKorea Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch is a privately owned ranch on an area of 195 k㎡. There are many ranches in Pyeongchang, but Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch is the only ranch that raises sheep. The sheep grazing field is surrounded by a 1.2 meter-long circular walkway, so visitors can view the sheep at all times during their visit. It takes about 40 minutes to walk along this path.
A wooden shack located in the field appeared as a backdrop of the movie “The Man from Mars.” The wooden shack fits perfectly with the sheep farm, and has become a popular photo site. To get a closer experience with the sheep, sign up for the feeding experience, where you can give hay to the sheep and even reach out to touch their fuzzy heads.
Over 300 sheep graze on the vast field of Daegwallyeong in nature from Spring in March to late Fall in October. The sheep go indoor during winter time.
In winter, Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm transforms into a winter wonderland, often referred as the Alps of Korea. Snow covers the fields and forest in white beauty.
Accommodations around the sheep farm
Visiting the ranch can be a one day trip. You can take the road by yourself or choose a tour guide to take you. But usually they tend to combine it in the way to Gangneung which is not far. however if you want to enjoy the scenery a little more, you can take a room in the hotels or guest houses around:
As you can see there are plenty of accommodation options around. Each of them has a similar architecture to the ranch which makes you feel like somewhere else than Korea:
How to get there
Address: 483-32, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do | 강원도 평창군 대관령면 대관령마루길 483-32
- Jan-Feb / Nov-Dec: 9:00-17:00
- Mar / Oct: 9:00-17:30
- Apr / Sep: 9:00-18:00
- May-Aug: 9:00-18:30
- Closed on The day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day).
Last admission: 1 hr before closing.
Admission: 6,000 won (Adult) / 4,000 won (Child)
Directions: From Dong Seoul (동서울) Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, line 2, exit 4), take an intercity bus to Hoenggye (횡계) Intercity Bus Terminal (14,600 won, 2 hrs 30 mins). Bus schedule (search departure from EastSeoul).
From Hoenggye Bus Terminal:
- Take the red shuttle bus (departing from bus terminal at 9:00, 10:10, 11:15 & 14:00 / departing from farm at 9:10, 10:25, 11:30 & 14:10) OR
- Take a taxi to Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm (about 10,000 won, 8 mins).
If you visit the ranch you can take this opportunity to visit the city of Gangneung which is not far: