Paradise in Snow and Ice, Gangwon
Do you want to see “Frozen” world in this Winter season? As everyone knows, Gangwon is a heavenly place in Winter season along with massive amount of snow and ice giving a big thrill to visitors! In Gangwon province, we have top 3 icefishing festivals in Winter season. Hwacheon icefishing festival, Pyeongchang trout festival and Inje Bingeo Festival! In these festival, you really can grab a fish from icy river with your bare hands, see the icy sculptures and play exiting games such as human bowling on ice, ice soccer and others.
Hwacheon Icefishing Festival (7-29 Jan 2017)
Visitors can try out ice fishing, and those who are feeling brave can try to catch mountain trout with their bare hands in this festival.
► Location : Hwacheon Stream area
► Main programs : Sancheoneo fishing / Winter events
Inje Smelts Festival (14-22 Jan 2017 :*subject to change.)
At this spectacular winter festival visitors will be able to try out ice fishing and exciting games such as human bowling on ice, ice soccer, and even a tug-of-war on ice.
► Location : Injedaegyo Bridge area
► Main programs : Bingeo fishing / Winter events
Pyeongchang Trout Festival (23 Dec 2016 – 31 Jan 2017)
Pyeongchang Trout Festival takes place during winter season and visitors to the festival can enjoy the various programs like ice trout fishing and snow games.
► Location : Pyeongchang Odaecheon area
► Main programs : Ice fishing / Snow programs etc.
Daegwallyeong Snow Festival (3-12 Feb 2017)
The Daegwallyeong Snow Festival is held in the Hoenggye-ri area, which is located in Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do. The festival starts with a fireworks display, followed by various programs such as a singing contest, an international naked marathon contest, a singing contest for multicultural families, a climbing competition, snow art contests, a snow literature event, etc.
► Location : Pyeongchang Hoenggye-ri area
► Main programs : Snow sculpture contest/Sledding/Bobsleigh-riding etc.
Taebaek Snow Festival (13-22 Jan 2017)
Frolic in the fantastic world of white snow at Taebaesan Mountain! Danggol Square of Taebaeksan Provincial Park, the festival’s main venue, will hold a snow sculpture exhibition for visitors to enjoy ice sculptures and a range of other winter-themed artwork from home and abroad. There will also be a wide variety of amusement facilities such as a snow tunnel, slide and rafting area as well as snow and ice sculptures. Around Hwangji Pond, visitors may enjoy the light & ice festival along with the beautiful world of lights created by luminaries and the shining stars in the sky.
► Location : Taebaeksan Provincial Park & multiple areas in Taebaek city
► Main programs : Snow sculpture, mini ice hockey and ice curling game
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Come grab a rumble fish and enjoy your lively moment of Gangwon!
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