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[Korea] Enjoy Harbin Ice & Snow World in Pyeongchang!

  • Date01/07/2016
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Photo: Harbin Ice & Snow World (left) / Pyeongchang Alpensia Ski Resort (right)

One of the world’s top three winter festivals, Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in China, is being replicated in Korea. Enjoy magnificent sculptures made of ice and snow at Pyeongchang’s Alpensia Resort, one of the venues for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the first ever Harbin Ice & Snow World in Pyeongchang Alpensia, open until February 28, 2016.

The festival will showcase grand-scale sculptures made out of snow and ice by over 300 Chinese artists certified by the city of Harbin. Displays will include cultural heritage sites from around the world such as the Colosseum, Tiananmen, and Taj Mahal, along with representative heritages from Korea, including Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, the nine-story pagoda from Hwangnyongsaji Temple Site, a naval battle fought by Admiral Yi Sun-sin and more. In addition to these outstanding structures, the festival has a variety of fun experience programs for all to enjoy; ride in a dog-sled or on a merry-go-round made of ice and enjoy a meal inside an ice restaurant afterwards.

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☞ Venue: Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
☞ Period: December 30, 2015 – February 28, 2016
☞ Operating hours: 17:00-24:00 → the hour has moved to 14:00-22:00 (starting from January 18, 2016 & re-admission is allowed for admission ticket holders)
☞ Admission: Adults (Middle school students and older) 25,000 won / Children 20,000 won
☞ Website: (Korean only)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Information and photos courtesy of Trueast Co., Ltd. & Alpensia Resort