Gangwon-do, located in the central eastern region of the Korean Peninsula, contains lots of mountains from the main ranges of Taebaek Mountain Range and several small and large branches. Thus, it has been called Yeongdong for the east side of Taebaek Mountain Range and Yeongseo for the west side. The eastern boundary meets the sea along the coast and the western boundary faces Seoul, and the southern boundary is connected with other regions. The northern part, which is crossed by the demilitarized zone, meets another part of Gangwon-do, called Buk-Gangwon-do. Because of these geographical features, it is the gateway to the overland tour to Geumgangsan and the departing base for excursion ships to Baekdusan.
Gangwon-do is in monsoon climate and has clearly-divided four seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. The beauty of the various seasons plays a remarkable role in the abundant natural environment of Gangwon-do. There are a variety of well-developed leisure sports and it gives pleasant experience every season. Especially, winter is the best season to enjoy winter sports, since it snows a lot, and the mountains and fields in Gangwon-do become a skier’s paradise.