Festival scenes across the country with the theme of snow and ice are heating up as winter is in full swing.First of all, festival enthusiasm reached its peak at the ‘2024 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival’ about two weeks after the opening.The Hwacheoncheon Stream Ice Field was crowded with tourists from early morning, and tourists cast their fishing rods into the round ice hole and waited to encounter mountain trout.Hungry tourists enjoyed the festival with all five senses by tasting mountain trout at the grilling area next to the fishing spot.The ‘Hongcheon River Frozen Festival’ held at Hongcheon River in Hongcheon-eup, Hongcheon-gun also had a continuous stream of visitors despite the festival atmosphere being cold.
The Hongcheon River Frozen Festival, now in its 12th year, welcomed visitors with ginseng trout fed with 6-year-old ginseng mixed feed under the theme of ‘A special encounter between ginseng and trout.’At the Hantangang River Ice Tracking Festival, Cheorwon-gun’s representative winter event, tourists admired the charm of the Hantangang River, which was selected as a UNESCO Global Geopark, while admiring the spectacular scenery of the snow-covered Hantangang River, the ice wall at the event site, and large snow sculptures.Crowds also flocked to Gangneung and Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, where the ‘2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympics’ were in full swing.Visitors watched games such as luge and biathlon and stopped at a restaurant in the city to warm up with a warm meal.Tourists continued to visit amusement parks and festival grounds in northern Gyeonggi Province.Families came to the winter festivals held in Pocheon and Yangju to admire the snowy scenery and make memories.At the Gapyeong sledding range, children with their fathers and mothers enjoyed the thrill of running 100 meters on sleds.
The ski resort was also crowded with tourists who wanted to forget the cold and enjoy the romance of winter.By noon, 7,700 and 3,000 people, respectively, had visited Jeongseon High1 Ski Resort and Pyeongchang Yongpyeong Resort Ski Resort and raced through the snowy fields.The Namdang Port area in Hongseong-gun, South Chungcheong Province was crowded with gourmets to enjoy cockles, a winter delicacy, on the second day of the Namdang Port Cocktail Festival.At the festival site, a clam-cracking experience program, performances by popular singers, and a singing contest for tourists were held, and a colorful night market was operated to provide tourists with things to see and enjoy.Even though it was not a winter festival site, many citizens took a walk in city parks and beaches to celebrate the holiday.
At Haeundae and Songjeong Beach in Busan, where the highest daytime temperature rose to 10 degrees, citizens enjoyed the weekend afternoon by taking pictures with the sea in the background or taking a walk on the white sand beach.Residents and tourists visited the so-called ‘Rainbow Coastal Road’ in Dodu-dong, Jeju City, and took pictures with the colorful road curbs and the sea in the background, which stand out even more in cloudy weather.At popular camellia flower spots such as Namwon-ri, Seogwipo-si, visitors enjoyed the weekend by walking in groups among the camellia flowers in full bloom.Many tourists visited Suncheon Bay in Jeollanam-do, where black-crowned cranes winter, and fell in love with the charm of the wetlands.he Tongyeong Cable Car and Sacheon Sea Cable Car, which offers a panoramic view of the South Sea, looked quieter than usual, perhaps due to the somewhat cloudy weather.There were quite a few hikers enjoying winter hiking during their holidays.
About 2,000 people visited Gyeryongsan National Park in the morning alone and enjoyed their holiday by hiking in the winter or taking a walk through the valley with snow piled up here and there.Citizens also went on winter hikes to relieve the fatigue of the week at famous mountains and scenic spots such as Mudeungsan National Park, Yeongam Wolchulsan Mountain, and Jangseong Naejangsan Mountain, which are constantly visited by hikers every weekend.In addition, large supermarkets and movie theaters in downtown areas such as Gwanggyo in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Seomyeon, Nampo-dong, and Centum City in Busan, and Rodeo Street in Guwol-dong, Incheon, were also crowded with citizens trying to spend time indoors to avoid the inclement weather.(Reporters Kang Tae-hyun, Kim Do-yoon, Kim Seon-ho, Han Mu-seon, Son Sang-won, Jeong Jong-ho, Baek Na-yong, 온라인카지노 Choi Eun-ji, Yu Yu-ju, and Kim Dong-cheol)