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Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)

  • Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)
  • Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)
  • Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)
  • Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)
  • Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival (홍천강 인삼송어 축제)

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Period
01.05.2018 ~ 01.21.2018
Address
59-1, Neobeunae-gil, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 홍천군 홍천읍 너브내길 59-1
Location
Hongcheongyo and Hwayanggyo Bridge area in Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-439-5854
Sponsors / Management
Hongcheon Cultural Foundation / Hongcheon Cultural Foundation
Introduction
Every winter, visitors from all over gather at Hongcheon River Ginseng Trout Festival to fish for trout fed on 6-year Hongcheon ginseng. Varied programs are available including ice-fishing and catching trout with bare-hands, Vivaldi Park Snow World for ice-sledding and an ice sculpture exhibition, a recreated thatched-roof house, and donkey riding. Visitors can also enjoy local foods at the Korean folk restaurant, and outdoor food market. The festival was selected as one of Gangwon-do’s excellent festivals in 2015, offering new memories for children and nostalgia for adults.
Programs
Ice-fishing trout, catching ginseng trout with bare-hands, Vivaldi Park Snow World, free folk playground, various promotion halls, recreated scene of thatched house, donkey rides, alpaca world, making hand-warmer, painting caricature, folk food market, etc.
Performance Times
09:00-17:00 (* Subject to change depending on weather conditions. Make a phone inquiry before visiting the festival.)
Admission/Participation Fees
Tent fishing (4 people) 40,000 won
Preschoolers: Free
Elementary school students or older: 15,000 won
Catching trout with bare-hands 15,000 won
Discount Information
Groups of 30 people or more: 11,000 won
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages
Transportation
[Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Termina or Sangbong Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Hongcheon.
From Hongcheon Bus Terminal, walk towards Hongcheongyo Bridge, and arrive at Hongcheongang River within about 480m.
Homepage
www.hccf.or.kr
(Korean only)