Feeling sheepish 🐑
You may be familiar with Pyeongchang as the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but this mystic mountain region of South Korea isn’t just ski slopes and snowboarding. One of the more well-known attractions in the region is Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch, a privately owned ranch on an area of 195 k㎡ located between Gangneung and Pyeongchang in the Taebaek Mountains. Given that most arable land in Korea is used for crop farming, seeing livestock is something of a rarity in these parts and this farm in particular, is a hit amongst families and couples.
Here are FIVE quick facts about Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm:
1️⃣ 🐑 It's located at 850m above sea level
2️⃣ 🐑 The owner started building the farm in 1988
3️⃣ 🐑 Over 300 sheep graze here in spring, summer and autumn, and live in the barns during winter
4️⃣ 🐑 The circular mountain trail stretches about 1.2km
5️⃣ 🐑 It was a filming set for the movie, "A Man Who Went to Mars (2003)".

Having had my fair share of farming experiences over the last few years, this wasn’t particularly novel but I will say, the feeding experience is good fun and makes this a worthwhile morning trip if you’re in the Gangwon-do region.
Here are the details if you’re keen on checking it out for yourself:
Address: 강원도 평창군 대관령면 꽃밭양지길 458-23
Entrance fee: 6,000 won (Adult) / 5,000 won (Child)
Opening times:
Jan-Mar / Oct-Dec: 9:00-17:30
Apr-Sep: 9:00-18:00

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