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Day 25 Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch II: Feeling SHEEPish and COWardly

I distanced myself gradually from the crowd and started on the 4.5km route down to the starting point.
One of the websites mentioned that it would take 5-6 hours to explore the entire ranch, but i think it is possible to do it in 2 hours if you don't stop for a rest and if you are a national football player like i am. (just kidding...)

I did have ample time to snap a lot of pictures and i walked at my usual walking pace which is a little faster than the average human HAHA.
Because i ain't no average human YO.
There are a total of five walking trails in the ranch and they are all linked so you will not get lost.

From the peak(Track 1: Breezy Hills), it takes about 50 minutes to get down to the meadows where the flock of sheep and the herd of cows are. (Track 4: Meadow Stroll)
You will pass the second track,  Leisure Forest and the third track, Memories of Love (where they shot scenes from 'Lover's Concerto' and 'Beethoven Virus') on the way down.

Track 2: Leisure Forest

Track 3: Memories of Love

Track 4: Meadow Stroll

I never knew that cows are 1.7m in height.



hi i really love your blog.the pictures are beautiful!i intend to visit the ranch this coming mid april.I read kto's website and realise there is no shuttle bus running,so how do i get to the top ( the observatory ) ? can a taxi bring me to the top to drop me off as i cannot imagine the thought of walking up there & coming down...also is it hard to call for a taxi as my korean is as good as non existent ..sorry to ask so many questions & thanks for your time ! :D

By Blogger blchic, at April 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM  

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By Blogger Unknown, at April 2, 2013 at 9:14 PM  

i just went the KTO website. Oh man... i am not so sure. I think you should call the call centre at +82 33 1330 to check with them. It is a very useful helpline for tourists.
Perhaps you can ask them if taxis can bring you all the way up and also what you should tell the taxi driver. You can even request for them to email you the exact words to say in Korean so that you can write it down on a piece of paper to show the driver. (sorry, my korean is really bad too. all i did was to show the driver the name of my destination on a piece of paper and he took me there)

I also think that if the driver is willing to bring you all the way up to the observatory, he might charge you much more than 12000 won (the price i was charged).

I am sorry i can't help you out , but your best bet would be to call the help centre or to email KTO.

Alternatively, you can ask your friendly hotel receptionist / guesthouse host to help you out when you arrive in Korea!! If you are afraid that things might not work out at the last minute, you can also use Plan B and visit another place. :)

Not sure if you are aware of this other ranch that is also located in Pyeongchang: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264615
it is smaller in size and the main activity is to go around feeding animals.
Yun Yun, a fellow blogger wrote all about her experience over here: http://happydalki.blogspot.sg/search?q=samyang+sheep+ranch&updated-max=2012-12-19T19:09:00%2B08:00&max-results=20&start=1&by-date=false

This ranch may be more accessible.

I am sorry i cannot help you much, but i hope that whether or not you end up visiting Samyang Ranch, it will still be a pleasant trip filled with beautiful memories. (:

By Blogger Unknown, at April 2, 2013 at 9:18 PM  

your blog already help me a lot especially information on places i had not been before! so don't feel bad about it .. :) i had emailed kto 2 days back but yet to have a reply from them.Just hope the guesthouse staff will be helpful enough to assist me....

i thought of just visiting the smaller ranch too ..but i was totally captivated by the turbines and hope to take some pretty pictures...but i really wasn't confident of climbing up and down...was hoping i can cover both ranches in a day with really proper planning..:)

Thanks for replying to me! Look forward to more blogging from you esp on Korea..:)

By Blogger blchic, at April 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM  

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