Gangwon Province

Gangwon-do South Korea

The outdoor playground of Korea

Gangwon-Do is made up of just over 1.5 million people of which there is approximately 10, 000 foreigners curently living within its cities and towns. Gangwon-Do is home to The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Seoraksan National Park, Chiaksan National Park and Odaesan National Park. The Red Crown Crane is their official bird and the Asiatic Black Bear is their official animal.

Major Cities in Gangwon Province

Wonju

Population: 333,000

The largest city in Gangwon Province. A crucial battle site during the Korean War.

Wonju Wiki

Chuncheon

Population: 291,000

The capital of Gangwon Province and the outdoor playground for the entire country.

Chuncheon Wiki

Gangneung

Population: 214,000

This city gained fame during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Economic hub of Eastern Gangwon.

Gangneung Wiki

Donghae

Population: 93,000

Small coastal city surrounded by mountains. Two ports fuel the local economy.

Donghae Wiki

Sokcho

Population: 82,000

This east coast city is a major tourist hub, famous for its surrounding natural landmarks. 

Sokcho Wiki

Samcheok

Population: 67,500

Famous for its stunning coastline. A tourist hot spot during the hot summer months.

Samcheok Wiki

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