EcoGreen Campus or Samyang Ranch is located 1,000 feet above sea level in Gangwon-do. It offers a wide variety of sceneries and wildlife attractions.
EcoGreen Campus came to life when the founder made the effort to feed the hungry civilians and revive the Korean economy through the livestock industry. Not a strand of grass was seen at the plateau of Daegwallyeong back then and yet green pastures and livestock were created to eventually become the biggest framework in Asia’s agriculture.
EcoGreen Campus – Beauty and Nature
The vast grasslands of EcoGreen Campus allow for free-range cows to roam. These cows eat better and roam freely, making them healthier.
Since 2011, EcoGreen Campus has been aiming to construct a strong foundation for a free-range livestock farm, to grow natural and organic produce for mankind.You will also see a herd of sheep feeding on organic grass land.
There’s 53 wind-powered generators that provide electricity to 50K households which make up 60% of the Gangneung population.
Go up the Dong Hae Observatory of EcoGreen Campus which is about 1,140 feet above sea level to get a nice view of Gangneung & Jumunjin cities as well as Dong Hae (East Sea). Enjoy the cold wind and take lots of pictures. Lots!
If you’re familiar with Korean drama and television shows, you’d be amused to know that EcoGreen Campus was also the location where Taegukgi, Welcome to Dongmakgol, Beethoven Virus, Windstruck, and Lover’s Concerto were all filmed. Such a lovely place to be at!
At EcoGreen Campus, you will also find the Windville Cheese Factory which is part of the Daekwallyeong Uiyaji Farm Village.
The Windville Cheese Factory which opened in 2006 has attracted both local and international tourists as well. This was the place where we learned how to make cheese using top-grade fresh milk from Daekwallyeong Highlands. They extract the fresh milk from cows at 6AM daily.
This cheese that we made has almost the same consistency of tofu and cream cheese.
I thought it was difficult, but with the proper ingredients and when you listen carefully to the instructions, it’s actually quite easy.
We used organic ingredients in the making our cheese.
And after all the pressing to drain the liquid off of the cheese, our dairy creation is ready to be revealed!
Voila! Look how pretty our cheese is! It looks beautiful enough to eat. Haha!
Each group was given crackers, jam and a bottle of wine to pair with the cheese.
As they say, the proof of the pudding (or in this case, the cheese) is in the tasting!
That’s some really good cheese we made there!
EcoGreen Campus is also known for organic strawberries, cabbage, carrots and more. And before we left, we were each given our own organic strawberry jam.
‘Twas a wonderful experience to be able to make your own cheese and to see the beauty of EcoGreen Campus.
708-9, Kkotbadyangji-gil, Daegwallyeong-myeon,