Hwacheon has clean water, beautiful mountains, lakes, and pure hearted people. Spend your winter vacation at Hwacheon, with Unfrozen Hearts and unforgettable Memories, and Sancheoneos interspersed in the sky fully filled with warm hearts of 27,000 Hwacheon citizens.
Every winter, 1st grade clean river in Hwacheon is frozen up (ice thicker than 30cm), so people make holes on the ice and catch 1st grade fish Sancheoneo. Ice fishing area can hold 7000 persons per day.
On the ice-covered mountain stream fishermen with fishing rods sit in holes or they stay in summer T-shirts knee-deep in the icy water to catch the best trout of a year. You can also try to catch the most trout: by hands, fishing rod or spinning. Trout fishing with bare hands is traditional local method; it’s a little more dynamic and more fun: fish slip, athletes fall into the pool, the fight is serious. Organizers neatly pack in bags all caught fish and give the participants.
You can enjoy sashimi, grilled fish, and steamed fish with Sancheoneo you catch.
After fishing you can enjoy your winter riding sled on slippery ice and playing ice soccer, curling or hockey with friends and family. Here you can try such exotic activity as sitting badminton on the ice which has the same size court with badminton (4 people can be a team). And there’s more to come! So, you’ll find ice activity based on your own preference.
During festival you can visit a lot of interesting events such as opening ceremony with fireworks (7 Jan), Angel’s day (17-18 Jan), Day of Hogugi and Podoli, Planetarium, Creative ice sled contest (21 Jan).
Date: 7-27 January, 2017
Place: Hwacheon, South Korea