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Fun to Melt the Frozen Winter! Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival

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He who overcomes the cold shall be victorious! The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival, known as one of the world’s four best winter festivals, is at our doorsteps. The 2017 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival will be held with the theme ‘Human love that doesn’t freeze, memories that don’t melt’.

- Festival period : Jan 7, 2017 – Jan 29, 2017
- Festival location : Hwacheon

Sancheoneo Festival mascot Eolgomi and scene of ice fishing

└ Sancheoneo Festival mascot Eolgomi and scene of ice fishing

The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival is a huge festival joined by 1 million people every year. It was recognized as one of the 7 world winter wonders, four best winter festivals of the world, and the best winter festival of Korea selected by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Ice sled

└ Ice sled

Sled contest

└ Sled contest

The Sancheoneo Festival is made up of various programs for everyone to enjoy such as ice sled, snow sled, ice soccer, etc., and it is a unique winter theme festival filled with fun attractions such as ice sculptures and lantern festivals.

Indoor ice sculpture plaza

└ Indoor ice sculpture plaza

Eolgomi Castle

└ Eolgomi Castle

The indoor ice sculpture plaza of the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival is said to be the world’s largest. Famous domestic and foreign attractions are displayed as ice sculptures with different colored lights.

There are various ice sculptures around the Eolgomi Castle, and the ice slide is especially popular among children.

Mountain Trout hand fishing

└ Mountain Trout hand fishing

If you don’t enjoy the wait for fishing, we recommend that you go mountain trout hand fishing. You can make exciting memories of overcoming the frigid water to catch fish with your bare hands. There is also a warm foot bathing area to warm up afterwards.

Night fishing

└ Night fishing

Lure fishing

└ Lure fishing

The main attraction of the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival is fishing. You can take a shot at night fishing or lure fishing to catch fish with a fake lure. You can take the fresh mountain trout that you just caught and cook it at the mountain trout grill and raw fish center to enjoy on the spot.

Seondeung Street

└ Seondeung Street

Another attraction of the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival is the beautiful night streets lighted up with the Seondeung Street. This winter, come visit the Ice World Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival to enjoy fishing for mountain trout and a number of other programs, while overcoming the cold to taste the mountain trout that you catch.

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