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I don't know. But hope they can manage by 2018.

I'm concerned railway system KTX to Gang Neung than this. South Korean government said(2 years ago)there's no project from the first time and bidding committee announced without deliberations with government. I haven't heard further news.

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Well I will certainly consider Seoul as a base with maybe a night or two closer if i can.

Is the fast train definitely happening?

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According to "tripadvisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/",there are 9 hotels + 18 B&B inns and several hotels near PC,

Hyundai Sungwoo Resort (Hoengseong-gun)

14.9 miles from Pyeongchang-gun

IB Tourist Hotel (Jeongseon-gun)

20.1 miles from Pyeongchang-gun

L's Hotel (Jeongseon-gun)

22.4 miles from Pyeongchang-gun

Convention Hotel (Jeongseon-gun)

23.4 miles from Pyeongchang-gun

Gangwon Land Hotel (Jeongseon-gun)

23.5 miles from Pyeongchang-gun

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The coastal cluster, the city of Gangneung - I get the impression it is small.

His many hotels does it have?

There is a tourism site

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1364128

... Which says there are 16 hotels/condos

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AC/AC_EN_4_8.jsp?category=&keyword=&areaCode=32%2C15&hanok=&recomm=&gotoPage=1&byclass=&cid=&out_service=#selectBox

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There is much confusion over what is happening with new train service. One South Korean official basically admitted they lied to the IOC before quickly backtracking and saying he was misunderstood.

They are building a train from Wonju to Gangneung with a stop in PyeongChang. And you can get from Seoul to Wonju. But we still don't know what the actual travel time will be with realistic transfers, etc.

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Most people will stay in the eastern suburbs of Seoul and commute. Its meant to be 45 minutes to Alpenasia from Seoul....

That won't really create a very 'Olympic' atmosphere. It won't be very fun to have to commute 2 to 3 hours a day to get to events.

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There is much confusion over what is happening with new train service. One South Korean official basically admitted they lied to the IOC before quickly backtracking and saying he was misunderstood.

They are building a train from Wonju to Gangneung with a stop in PyeongChang. And you can get from Seoul to Wonju. But we still don't know what the actual travel time will be with realistic transfers, etc.

The PyeongChang organizers seem to be downplaying travel times to the point of being deceptive. Currently, it takes 2:40 to get from Seoul to Gangneung by express bus (www.koreatransportation.info) - train not currently a viable option. Even with the new Wonju-Gangneung train link, however, Seoul is still going to be too far away for most Olympic spectators. I suspect that organizers have been counting Seoul hotel rooms in their projections, in which case there's likely to be a serious shortage.

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PyeongChang will do a flurry of hotel development in the leadup to the Games. Complete with unfinished lobbies and double toilets!

Whilst Pyongyang will attempt to outdo their South Korean enemies by building several dozen high rise typical 5 star commie hotels, for the Mass Games which few foreigners will attend!

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There is much confusion over what is happening with new train service. One South Korean official basically admitted they lied to the IOC before quickly backtracking and saying he was misunderstood.

They are building a train from Wonju to Gangneung with a stop in PyeongChang. And you can get from Seoul to Wonju. But we still don't know what the actual travel time will be with realistic transfers, etc.

This glossy video they used in Sochi says it will be 60 mins from Seoul to the mountain cluster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIL4lKMJyYs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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PyeongChang will do a flurry of hotel development in the leadup to the Games. Complete with unfinished lobbies and double toilets!

Whilst Pyongyang will attempt to outdo their South Korean enemies by building several dozen high rise typical 5 star commie hotels, for the Mass Games which few foreigners will attend!

I find PyeongChang and Pyongyang to have confusingly similar names.

They will bring cruise ships like in Sochi?

I guess so but is there a port?

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I guess so but is there a port?

Apparently yes according to Google Maps - for instance Gyeonso-dong

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Well Incheon airport is west of Seoul.

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Apparently yes according to Google Maps - for instance Gyeonso-dong

That looks to be more of a harbor than a port. It doesn't appear on this map of Korean ports (http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/KOR.php), and it certainly doensn't seem large enough for a cruise ship. There look to be some cargo port facilities around 30 km south of Gangneung, but I wouldn't expect that there are any present plans to utlize them for Olympic accommodations.

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I guess you can establish a port in four years. The cruise ship approach is quite an elegant solution to the accommodation issue.

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From the Bid Book

Currently, there are 3,613 accommodation facilities with a
combined number of 76,064 rooms within a 50 km radius of the
Olympic Stadium, the point of reference. By 2018, an additional
41 accommodation facilities will be built, adding a total of 24,008
rooms. The local governments of PyeongChang and Gangneung
approved the construction of these new facilities and construction is
now underway. Notably, these facilities will be completed regardless
of the outcome of PyeongChang’s bid for the 2018 Winter Games.

Accommodation Plan for Spectators
POCOG will easily meet the accommodation demand of spectators
during the 2018 Winter Games. Korea’s modern technology and true
service culture ensures maximum convenience for spectators in
reserving hotels and in hotel services. The same pricing regulations
detailed in 14-5.2 will be applied to spectator accommodation.
Eighty-six thousand rooms are available for spectators as of 2010.
PyeongChang and Venue City Gangneung offer a combined total of
76,000 rooms, and there are an additional 10,000 rooms available in
Wonju—a city 20 minutes away from PyeongChang by high-speed
train. PyeongChang and Gangneung have both seen increases in the
number of tourists visiting their areas each year. Accommodation
facilities continue to be built in both cities to satisfy this growing
demand. If the current trend holds, the number of available rooms for
the Winter Games will reach over 100,000 by 2018.
Spectators can also choose to stay in the Seoul Metropolitan Area,
only 50 minutes by high-speed train from PyeongChang. The Seoul
Metropolitan Area offers a variety of accommodation options,
including 25,000 rooms in five star hotels.

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They've just got to make sure that train line is up and running smoothly. If not they've got trouble.

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They've just got to make sure that train line is up and running smoothly. If not they've got trouble.

Oh we've got trouble.

Right here in Alpansia.

With a capital

That rhymes with

Which stands for....

Uh, nevermind.

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