If you happen to visit Hwacheon in Gangwon-do Province this winter, be sure to look around one of Korea's most iconic wintertime festival. Since its start in 2003, the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival has become the most well-known winter event in Korea, drawing more than one million visitors from home and abroad. The festival offers a variety of fun activities, such as ice fishing, sledding, ice soccer, and skating, as well as great food.


Ice sancheoneo fishing


Barehanded fishing


Plays on ice

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