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Located in the southwestern Gyeonggi Province in South Korea, Pyeongtaek has a rich history that dates to 940 AD. The city is currently undergoing a period of transformation. The city is being developed as an international economic hub for South Korea.
For many years, the city has been best known for its military role. A large South Korean naval base is located there as well as large numbers of US military personnel. In recent months a number of US forces have been relocated from Seoul to the newly enlarged Camp Humphreys US base.
This coastal city houses an international ferry terminal. Sea connections to the Chinese ports of Qingdao and Dalian are regularly scheduled.
The city has a number of restaurants and shops. Pyongtaek also has a number of small tourist hotels, such as Songtan Tourist Hotel.
Whether you are exploring Pyeongtaek or venturing beyond its borders, car hire is strongly recommended for independent travel. While public transportation is available, it is often time-consuming. Car hire in Pyeongtaek can be collected from: 792-18 Seojung-dong.
Just a short drive from the city centre in your car hire will lead you to Pyongtaek Lake Resort. It is located just 20 minutes from the city near the town of Seosan. This man-made lake is ideal for a day trip. It is one of Asia's largest artificial lakes and offers excellent opportunities for fishing, yachting and windsurfing. Nature trails and picnic facilities can also be found on site. Those wishing to stay overnight at the resort can take advantage of the site's free camping facilities.
Many of South Korea's largest cities can be reached in less than one hour in your car hire vehicle from Pyeongtaek. These include: Anyang (18.5 miles), Ichon (22.8 miles), Onyang (25.4 miles), Bucheon (28.1 miles) and Seoul (28.7 miles).