Day Out of Seoul: Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm and Gangneung Beaches
Sometimes I just get the itch for a bus ride, and a few weeks ago I had one of those itches. I took a 3 hour bus from Nambu Terminal in Seoul to Hoenggye (횡계) Terminal near Pyeongchang. I was off to see some sheep!
After a quick taxi ride from the bus terminal, I was at the sheep farm just before noon. The place was filled but not crowded with lots of families and only cost 6,000won. There is a lot of walking involved at this ranch and some pretty steep hills so consider this your warning!
When I first saw the sheep from a distance I thought they were just boulders on the hillside, but there they were! The sheep I travelled all this way to see!
The entire experience was adorable because people of all ages were trying to talk to the sheep and making the MAHHHH noise. We were all taking photos for each other and laughing over how ridiculously windy it was.
There is a feeding area where you can feed some sheep hay and there is even a lounge with a fireplace if you come during winter and need to warm up! Overall, I thought this was a really nice experience and the rest stop outside the farm has plenty of food options (I had the mountain vegetable bibimbap and it was to die for!)
Place: Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm (대관령양떼목장)
Address: 강원도 평창군 대관령면 횡계리 14-104 (483-32 Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do)
Hours: Every day except holidays from 9am-6:30pm
After lunch I took a taxi back to the bus terminal and caught another bus to Gangneung where I had booked my train ticket home from. The ride over the mountains was stunning and we were there in about 40 minutes.
I got on another city bus to Anmok Beach and just took it all in for a little before heading to my next destination. The water is so much warmer than I’m used to (the Pacific is always freezing)
This area is also known as Gangneung Coffee Street and is filled with huge cafes that have incredible views of the water. Because the buses don’t come as often as they do in Seoul, I wanted to get closer to the KTX train station for my train, so I got on one last bus towards dessert!
Our last stop is Minimal Mood, a little cafe that is within walking distance of Gangneung Station. They specialize in small baked goods and it would be rude to
Place: Minimal Mood (미니멀무드)
Address: 강릉시 성덕포남로 174번길 20 (20 Seongdeokponam-ro 174beon-gil, Ponam-dong)
Hours: Open 12pm - 8pm, Closed Sundays and Mondays