WHAT TO SEE AT DAEGWALLYEONG SHEEP FARM IN KOREA? IS IT WORTH VISITING THIS SHEEP FARM IN KOREA?
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Pyeongchang, South Korea, Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm offers a unique and enchanting experience for visitors of all ages.
Known for its idyllic landscapes and adorable residents, this sheep farm has become a popular tourist destination, attracting nature enthusiasts, animal lovers, and those seeking a serene escape from bustling city life.
“Daegwallyeong sheep farm offers idyllic landscapes”
Daegwallyeong sheep farm (대관령 양떼목장) was established in 1988. The farm spans across195 k㎡. There are several farms open for visitors in Pyeongchang but Daegwallyeong is the only sheep farm (and our favorite farm in Korea).
In this blog post, we will take you on a journey to discover Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm, exploring its attractions, activities, and the charm that awaits you at this delightful farm.
We visited Daegwallyeong in the winter in the middle of a snowstorm. We actually loved it, as everything was covered in snow, and the scenery was absolutely stunning.
In winter, Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm often transforms into a winter wonderland. It is sometimes called the Alps of Korea. Well, not quite, but still a very nice place to visit in Winter.
Daegwallyeong is open all year round. To see the sheep (over 300 of them by the way), the best time is from May to October, as they graze freely 24 hours a day.
Here is what you can expect during a visit to this wonderful sheep farm in Korea:
So if you are in the Pyeongchang area, make sure to stop at Daegwallyeong sheep farm for a marvelous visit. Here we’ve listed all you need to know about the Daegwallyeong:
How to get to Daegwallyeong sheep farm?
483-32, Daegwallyeongmaru-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 평창군 대관령면 대관령마루길 483-32
To get there, we highly recommend an organized tour from Seoul. This would be the easiest way to visit Daegwallyeong sheep farm. We recommend Trazy, you can book the tour here. It’s a full day tour, and everything is organized and taken care of by Trazy.
From Seoul, count 3h to get there. It’s about 200km from the capital. If you are visiting the east coast near Gangneung, then it’s an easy drive. Make sure to check out our blog post if you are in Gangneung, we’ve listed the best things to do here.
Daegwallyeong sheep farm’s website: here
Walk to do at Daegwallyeong sheep farm?
Walk along the trails (30min to 1h):
As you step foot onto Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm, you will be greeted by a flock of fluffy white sheep, peacefully grazing amidst the lush green pastures in summer or the fully snow-covered pastures in winter.
These gentle creatures, with their adorable faces and woolly coats, create a tranquil and picturesque ambiance. Take a leisurely stroll around the farm, observing the sheep in their natural habitat, and feel free to pet them if they approach you. It’s a heartwarming experience that allows you to connect with these lovely animals and appreciate the beauty of nature.
On a clear day you can even see the east coast and the city of Gangneung from the top of the hill at Daegwallyeong.
You will also find a wooden shelter that served as the backdrop for the movie “”The Man from Mars.”A Man Who Went to Mars” This is where the two main characters fell in love.
The highest peak in the area reaches 950 meters. The fresh wind, the green hills, the blue sky and the sheep grazing peacefully form a very charming landscape and makes it a wonderful visit. The path down the hill is lined with oak trees and more than 30 species of wildflowers.
Feed the sheep:
There is a feeding barn where you can feed some sheep, and hay. Just show your entrance ticket in exchange for a small basket of hay – I bet kids would enjoy this activity! You can come up close to the sheep and touch their fur. So much fun 🙂
Warm up at the fireplace in winter:
After so much snow we fell so cold. By chance, we found a fireplace room, which was perfect to warm us up. We just sat there, looking at the fire, with heavy snow falling outside. We loved that feeling!
Other information about Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm
March & October 09:00-17:30
April & September 09:00-18:00
* Last admission is 16:30.
* Hours are subject to change depending on weather or conditions on-site.
Available onsite and free
Adults: 6,000 won / Children: 4,000 won / Senior citizens: 3,000 won
Other activities nearby
Make sure to visit Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest which is located right beside the Daegwallyeong sheep farm.
The forest is well known for its famous pine trees which are about 17m in height. As it was full of snow the scene was simply magical. There are also lodging facilities to stay overnight.
Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm is a hidden gem that offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors. From the gentle presence of the fluffy sheep to the amazing scenery making us feel like we were in the middle of the Alps!
The entire experience was absolutely fantastic.
We were definitely very lucky with the snow as it added a very special feeling.
Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm is suitable for people of all ages. Great fun is waiting for you there!
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