Want something more Vegas than Disney World? Kangwon Land is the only place in the country where both Korean and foreign guests can gamble. Bring your friends and bask in the noise and lights of 132 table games and 960 video and reel machines. Like all of Korea’s casinos, Kangwon Land offers free drinks following a W5,000 admission fee.
Nestled in Baekwoon Mountain, Kangwon Land is augmented by the new High1 Ski Resort, which houses some of the country’s favorite ski slopes for the young and energetic. The country’s only “ski train” brings sports lovers directly to High1 from Seoul Station. When you’re ready to crash for the night, High1 has five hotels to choose from—three of which are on-slope condos.
During the summer months, you can still enjoy the trip downhill on High1’s alpine coaster or its tube sleds, or catch the sights from the High1 CC golf course located at 1,137m above sea level.
|Notable Amenities/”Good”||Five hotels; the only place in Korea that Koreans can gamble.|
|Price||Rates start at W160,000, W200,000, or W300,000, depending on the hotel|
|Spa||Each of the five hotels has its own spa. Haneulsaem Outdoor Spa at the Mountain Condominum is notable for its incredible views.|
|Sports facilities||Great ski slopes and a year-round golf course|
|Best suited for…||Groups of friends|
|Must-See Sights||There’s no better way to see the area’s natural beauty than by Jeongseong’s railbike—a converted pedal-driven carriage hooked up to an old train track.|
|Recommended Eating||Bring cash and head to the Jeongseon five-day market (open on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, and 27th of every month) for the homiest and most delicious local handmade food.|