There is a heatwave in Korea right now and Summer is in full swing. So why not head out to Gangwon-do for a weekend get away with friends? If you’re an adrenalin junkie, Gangwon-do is the perfect place that combines extreme sports with beautiful scenery.
XGAME Resort: Bungee, Slingshot, Rafting
XGAME Resort is a multi-leisure facility in Inje, perfect to visit with a group of friends. What XGAME has to offer is pure, uncut variety. For only 45,000 won you can go bungee jumping from the highest stand in Korea (63 meters.) Moreover, for only 20,000 won you can be launched into the sky on the slingshot, which simulates jet pilots’ emergency exits. However, if you’re after something closer to the ground, there is quad biking, paintballing, rafting and even more! For an affordable yet thrilling activity, XGAME Resort is the place to go.
Address: 2254 Seorak-ro, Inje-eup, Gangwon-do
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm everyday
There is no greater feeling of freedom than soaring through the air above the earth below. If you ever dreamed of flying, then I suggest you go paragliding in Yeongwol. Like the rest of Gangwon-do, Yeongwol boasts stunning natural scenery. Although there are various gliding sites across Korea, Yeongwol has the highest altitude. Fly through a clear sky and enjoy the view that stretches for miles. Furthermore, if you’re a K Drama fan, you might recognise the backdrop from “Crash Landing on You.” The basic gliding course is 100,00 won but with professional pilots, you will get your money’s worth.
Address: 54 Jebangan-gil, Yeonwol-eub, Yeonwol-gun, Gangwon-do
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm everyday
Reservation: +82 (0) 507-1452-1119
Yongpyong Resort: Mountain Coaster
Like XGAME, Yongpyong offers a variety of different activities. However, their Mountain Coaster is the most iconic. In a personal cart, with the option to adjust speed, you can whiz down the side of the mountain. The coaster combines an adrenalin rush with a gorgeous view. Moreover, if the sharp curves don’t affect your nerves, you could reach the maximum speed of 40km/h! Finally, the best part: It’s only 12,000 won.
Address: 232-950, 715 Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Operating Hours: 9:00am-17:30am closed Mondays
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