Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, Travel bits
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
Hwacheon in Gangwon Province, known for its rivers, lake trout, and natural scenery, is holding the “Sancheoneo (mountain trout) Ice Festival” this month.
The festival features sancheoneo experiences such as ice fishing, lure fishing, and fishing with bare hands.
Those who catch sancheoneo can ask to have it grilled or sliced into sashimi at the festival’s food centers.
State-run rail operator KORAIL is providing day-trip packages for this festival until Jan. 31.
The packages enable tourists to enjoy a vast array of activities including ice fishing, railcar driving, ice sculpture visits and sancheoneo ice fishing. For more information, visit www.korailtravel.com or call 1544-7755.
Catch trouts in Pyeongchang
Tourists can enjoy catching trouts with their bare hands through holes in the ice and enjoy the delicacy of raw or cooked rainbow trouts at the 9th Pyeongchang Trout Festival.
The festival is being held at Odaecheon of Mount. Odaesan in Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, until Jan. 31.
Aside from ice fishing and lure fishing, visitors can enjoy a variety of other winter sports and traditional folk games including sledding, top spinning, snow rafting, sleigh trains, and riding four-wheel ATVs.
Visitors can also go to nearby ski resorts and Buddhist temples such as the Woljeongsa and Sangwonsa. For details, visit festival700.or.kr.