South Korean city located in the Gangwon province
- Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the XXIII Winter Olympics.
- When the city hosts the games, it makes South Korea as the eighth nation to have hosted both a Summer and Winter Olympics.
- 84% of the territory is covered with mountains with an average elevations of 750 m (2,460 ft)
- Alpensia ski resort is a tourist attraction. Alpensia will be the focus of the 2018 Cultural Olympiad, with a new, purpose-built concert hall within the resort.