Interesting Facts about PyeongChang
PyeongChang comes front-and-center as the host site for the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics this year. The South Korean city is one of the smallest to host an Olympics to date, but it presents those athletes attending and fans convening with a chance to see a very unique Asian landscape.
Located within the Taebaek Mountains region, PyeongChang is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa, which is the head temple of the Jogye Order and was founded in 643 by the Silla monk Jajang. It is just over 100 miles southeast of Seoul, a former host of the Olympics, and the capital of South Korea. PyeongChang also sits just 50 miles from the border with North Korea.
So, with the eyes of the world set to focus in on PyeongChang beginning February 8, here are some interesting facts about the region.