[Jun.] The Exploration of ‘PyeongChang 2018 Olympic’ Center and Gangneung Danoje Festival


The Exploration of ‘PyeongChang 2018 Olympic’ Center and Gangneung Danoje Festival

The tour of Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium and Gangneung Danoje Festival will be held.

– UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
  Gangneung Danoje Festival
– Date: Saturday June 11th 2016 ~Sunday June 12th 2016
– Location: Gangneung-si City and Pyeongchang-gun County (Gangwon-do)
– Content: Exploration of Confucian, shamanistic and Buddhist rituals of  Gangneung Danoje Festival, and experience of unification of spirits between  different classes. 
– What to Prepare: Camera, Comfortable Outfit
– Where to Meet: USAG Military Base
*For security reason, details of the location will be notified separately to participants


Time Content Note
Day 1 08:00 ~ ∙ Meeting and Departure
13:00 ~ 14:30 ∙ Lunch: 153 Shabu Kalguksu Shabu Menu
14:35 ~ 16:40 ∙ Pyeongchang Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium Tour Guide Interpreter
16:40 ~ 18:00 ∙ Hotel Check-in, Rest Alpensia Resort

Intercontinental Hotel

18:20 ~ 20:00 ∙ Dinner: Daegwallyeong

Hanwoo Town

Beef BBQ Menu
20:20~ ∙ Hotel, Free Time
Day 2 7:00 ~ 8:00 ∙ Hotel Breakfast, Check-out
9:00 ~ 12:00 ∙ Gangneung Danoje Festival

Gut Experience

12:00 ~ 13:00 ∙ Lunch: Gogung Korean Table D’hote Korean Food Menu
13:00 ~ 14:30 ∙ Free Tour Around Festival
19:30 ~ ∙ End of Event, Survey, Dismissed

Must read information before participating in this program

  1. Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium

Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium is a ski jumping hill in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Located in Alpensia Resort, it was originally planned to be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It is now scheduled to be the venue for the ski jumping and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined events. The stadium holds a maximum of 26,000 spectators, and was built in 2008; for the games the stadium will accommodate 13,000 seats.

  1. Gangneung Danoje Festival

The Gangneung Danoje Festival was designated a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005 and is Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 13 in Korea in 1967. The festival serves to preserve the folk culture of the Joseon Dynasty and has been a popular festival since 1975.

Danoje Festival includes rituals such as the Daegwallyeong Guksa Seonghwangje (a tribute to Monk Beomil, believed to protect Gangneung) and Yeongsinje (a deity greeting ritual). Folk performances, ssireum wrestling, swing riding, and tug-of-war competitions follow these rituals.