Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch….. I’d been eagerly waiting for a chance to visit this place and now… I just did!
Luckily the weather was great…. a bit cloudy but just fine for a day stroll in this farm.
This sheep ranch, from what I’ve read was the only farm that raises sheep in Gangwon-do, a province located in the northeast part of South Korea. It was established in 1988, privately owned with a total area of 195,000 square meter.
As we reached the entrance, we were given an instruction to take the path to an uphill instead of going directly to the sheep herd. We walk for about 10 minutes and truly as what hikers says…. the best view is always on the top!
From the first peak stop, (not really high!) you can gaze the green field and sheep herd out on the field. The blue sky was such an amazing adorn.
June to August is the grazing season, which is the ideal season to visit this farm. Sheep’s are out on the field 24 hours that allows visitors to view them anytime of their visit.
You can also participate in the “hay feeding”, just exchange your entrance ticket for a basket of hay and you start feeding them.
Sheep’s are instinctively afraid of people and that makes them difficult to touch but a basket of hay will make a difference.
We just stayed an hour but we definitely had a good time. It is one of the best place I’d been from my travels outside Seoul:)
If you are to visit one of these days…. at least before the grazing season ends…..hope this will help… from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Hoenggye (횡계) and from Hoenggye Intercity Bus Terminal, take a taxi to the farm. An estimated fare of 8,000 won will be the cost.
The farm is open all year round from 9:00 to 5:00pm and admission is only 4,000 won for adults and 3,500 for kids.
Give yourself a rewarding break from work….travel and enjoy life!