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Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)

  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
  • Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)

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Period
01.09.2016 ~ 01.31.2016 Finished
Address
Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
강원 화천군 화천읍
Location
Hwacheon Stream (화천천) & 3 Villages in Hwacheon-gun
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1688-3005
Sponsors / Management
Hwacheon-gun /
Introduction
Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival will takes place at Hwacheon county in Gangwon-do with plenty of snow and ice perfect for winter getaways. Since 2003, the festival has been visited by a million people, making this festival more joyful. Varied festival programs include ice-fishing, ice sleigh, bobsled, and other things to see and participate in.
For ice-fishing for Mountain Trout, 12,000 ice holes are cut in the 2m-deep ice over the river. The ice is so transparent the Mountain Trout can be seen below the ice. During the festival, 1~2 tons of fresh Mountain Trout are placed in the stream every day so that participants can easily try to catch them. This makes it easy for even fishing beginners like children and ladies to also join in on the fun of the festival.

[Reference for facility safe use]
- Safety devices prepared
- Medical Center in operation
- 119 Safety Center is located nearby.
Programs
[Trout Experience]
- Trout ice fishing, lure fishing, bare-hand fishing
- Fishing zone for foreigners
- Fishing zone for Infants and children

[ Snow / Ice Experience]
- Snow sledding, Ice sledding, creative sleigh
- Elgomi Castle, Elgomi Bike
- Ice soccer, Bobsleigh
- Fun rides, etc.

[Culture]
- Open Courtyard
- Creative Sleigh Contest
- Winter Village
- Trout Bokbulbok Events
- Festivals including 'Angels of the day' &'The day of military bases'

[Town / Other extra  events]
- Seondeung Street, Seondeung Street Performances
- Indoor Ice Sculpture Square
- West Volcanoe's Ice Wall Photo Zone
- Trout Craft Studio
- Coffee Museum
- Hwacheon Ecological Film Center

[Other programs]
- Convenience facilities / Safety Experience Zone
  (Information Center, fireplace resting area, Disaster Relief, Emergency centers)
- Food / Things to Buy
  (Official Food Street, Trout & Raw fish restaurants, Agricultural Specialty Product Market, etc.)
 
Additional Events
- Gangdongmyeon Town Barobaro Winter Festival
- Sanaemyeon Town Dongsimsan village land
- Sangseomyeon Town DMZ Dongdong Festival
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages.
Transportation
[Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Hwacheon.
The Hwacheon Stream is about 10-min walk from the Hwacheon Bus Terminal.
Homepage
www.narafestival.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)