Gwandong 관동; Korean pronunciation: kwandoŋ is a region coinciding with the former Gangwon Province in Korea Today, the term refers to South Korea's Gangwon Province and North Korea's Kangwon Province The name is often used to refer to people residing in the region

The term literally means "east of Daegwallyeong", a mountain pass in the Taebaek Mountains of the eastern Korean peninsula


  • 관동지방 in Korean Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved 2013-03-22 
  • Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee 2012 Frommer's South Korea John Wiley & Sons p 356 ISBN 9781118333631 
  • "An Outline of Gangwon-do" Gangwon Province Archived from the original on 2005-03-10 Retrieved 2013-03-22 

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