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Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천산천어축제)

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천산천어축제)

148933     2020-01-13

137, Sancheoneo-gil, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1688-3005

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival takes place at Hwacheon county in Gangwon-do with plenty of snow and ice, perfect for a winter getaway. Since 2003, the festival has been visited by more than a million people, making this festival more joyful. Various festival programs include ice-fishing, ice sledding, bobsled, and more are available to participate in.

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Pyeongchang Trout Festival (평창송어축제)

Pyeongchang Trout Festival (평창송어축제)

119478     2020-01-13

3562, Gyeonggang-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-336-4000

The Pyeongchang Trout Festival takes place during winter in the town of Jinbu-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun district. Visitors to the festival can enjoy a variety of programs including ice and lure fishing for trout, snow programs, ice programs, folk programs, and more. There will also be traditional folk games including sledding and top spinning, and visitors can try out sports such as riding 4-wheel ATVs, snow rafting, and sleigh trains. Any trout caught from ice fishing and lure fishing can be prepared right away at a nearby restaurant.

Trout farming first started in Pyeongchang due to its cold, clear waters. Trout offers plenty of nutrition and offers great taste and texture when prepared raw.

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

27417     2020-01-10

555-2, Bupyeong-ri, Nammyeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-1577-8924

Inje Icefish Festival has developed thanks to a lot of tourists’ participation and their interest since 1997. It tries to offer varied programs following trends. Visitors can enjoy icefish fishing at the festival venue.

Gwangalli Eobang Festival (광안리 어방축제)

Gwangalli Eobang Festival (광안리 어방축제)

26625     2020-01-10

219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-610-4062

The festival, held in Busan, is a spirited celebration of both the spring and the ocean. The word ‘Eobang’ describes the spirit of the fishermen in the coastal regions, and the meaning carries over to the festival. Attendees can visit many popular nearby tourist destinations, such as Gwangalli Beach and the Gwangan Bridge and can even try bare–hand fishing, take part in a cooking contest, or sample a wide selection of interesting cuisine.

Geoje Codfish Festival (거제 대구수산물축제)

Geoje Codfish Festival (거제 대구수산물축제)

4201     2020-01-10

34, Oepo 5-gil, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-369-4273

Tourists travel from far and wide to visit the Geoje Codfish Festival and particularly to participate in the Codfish Direct Sales Marketplace, and the on-the-spot codfish auctions. As well as these famous events, the Geoje Codfish Festival presents a variety of performances and events including the Geoje specialty farmer’s market and the Geoje Codfish Quiz Competition, there will also be a food marketplace. Throughout the festival visitors will be able to buy codfish and salted fish at affordable prices.

Maryangpo Sunset & Sunrise Festival (마량포 해넘이 해돋이축제)

Maryangpo Sunset & Sunrise Festival (마량포 해넘이 해돋이축제)

9941     2020-01-10

56, Seoin-ro, Seo-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-952-9525

Maryang-ri on the western coast of Korea is a unique place where you can catch both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. To celebrate this natural phenomenon, the Maryangpo Sunrise & Sunset Festival is held every year. Visitors here will witness a very special miracle of nature, as they celebrate the old year and welcome in the new one.

Achasan Sunrise Festival (아차산 해맞이)

Achasan Sunrise Festival (아차산 해맞이)

2073     2020-01-09

127, Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-450-7584

Achasan Mountain offers great view of sunrise in Seoul, saving the stress from traffic congestions to the East Sea. Achasan Mountain is a popular spot to watch sunrise it is easily accessible from public transportation and takes only about 15 min hike up to reach the viewing spot. Hikers and non-hikers alike gather on New Year's Day to greet the sun as the hiking trail consists of well-managed, gradual slopes.

The annual Achasan Sunrise Event first began on January 1, 2000 as the first sunrise event in Seoul and has now beocome one of the most representative events of Seoul, welcoming more than 40,000 visitors every year with cultural performances and other events that wish a prosperous and hopeful new year.

Sinchon  Christmas Market (신촌 크리스마스마켓)

Sinchon Christmas Market (신촌 크리스마스마켓)

459     2020-01-09

11, Yonsei-ro 5-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6678-9775

Sinchon Christmas Market offers a chance to enjoy a special Christmas event with the loved ones. Started in 2013, the streets of Sinchon is blocked off for a safe and fun street festival. Don't miss out on this special winter street festival!

Seoul Christmas Festival (서울 크리스마스 페스티벌)

Seoul Christmas Festival (서울 크리스마스 페스티벌)

13854     2020-01-09

41, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-904-1159

Seoul Christmas Festival takes place at Cheonggye Plaza, the start of Cheonggyecheon Stream. Visitors can enjoy fancy illuminations, a Christmas tree and photo zones. Various events and programs are also prepared for a heartwarming end-of-the-year experience for everybody.

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival (울산대공원 빛 축제)

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival (울산대공원 빛 축제)

1726     2020-01-09

94, Daegongwon-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-226-0305

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival started in 2016 to provide citizen more enjoyment during winter. For the past two years, more than 250,000 visitors have come to the festival with over 40% of the visitors from outside of Ulsan.

This year’s festival will offer 9 different moonlight themes. The highlight of the festival is the 11m high star structure in front of the Rose Garden Fountain where amazing multimedia lighting show will be displayed.

Ttangkkeut Sunset Sunrise Festival (땅끝 해넘이해맞이축제)

1939     2020-01-10

42, Ttangkkeunmaeul-gil, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-530-5159

Ttangkkeut Sunset Sunrise Festival will take place at Ttangkkuet Village in Songji-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do.
The festival includes a sunset and sunrise ceremony, and ttangkkeut music concert. The festival is famous for the unique view of the sunrise through a crack between the rocks of Hyeongjebawi next to Galduhang Port.

Waemok Village Sunrise Festival (왜목마을 해넘이 해돋이 축제)

2692     2020-01-10

Waemok-gil, Seongmun-myeon, Dangjin-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-10-2520-7894

The Waemok Village Sunrise Festival takes place in Waemok Village located in Dangjin-si, Chungcheongnam-do. The place itself is regarded as one of the top three sunrise viewing spots in Korea. Around 100,000 people visit the festival every year to see the simple and poetic sunrise.

Starting in the afternoon of December 31, various sunrise events will begin, including tourist singing contests, celebrity guest performances, a New Year’s countdown, and burning daljip (brushwood) to make a wish. When the new year begins, visitors can take in the sunrise and warm up with some tteokguk (sliced rice cake soup) at the end of the festival.