Real winter covered with snow and ice in every January in the whole area of Hwacheon, Gangwon-do that is famous for clean region where Sancheoneo and otter live.
Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is opened in every January under the slogan of “Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories” at Hwacheon that has geographical feature of the fastest ice freezing in the country because of cold valley wind and clean water.
This is unique theme experience festival full with good shows and 40 or about various experience programs such as ice sledding, snow sledding, snow sculpture and ice soccer, Sancheoneo experience programs combined with the image of Hwacheon that has clean natural environment with the first grade clean water in Bukhangang (river) for catching Sancheoneo by hand, Sancheoneo fishing on the ice to catch the fish easily and enjoy the fishing by everybody, breaking the ice with 40cm thickness and above and looking at Sancheoneo in the deep water for your exciting play available for experiencing at Hwacheon only and heart-warm memory in winter.
● Title of Event: 2012 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
● Place: Hwacheoncheon site at Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun,
Gangwon-do and other 5 eup and myeon
● Period: January 7 (Saturday) 2012 ~ January 29 (Sunday) (23days)
● Slogan: Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories
● Opened by: Hwacheon-gun
● Supervised by: [Foundation] NARA
● Sponsored by: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Gangwon-do, Local Institutions and Social Bodies, Regional Military Units
This is 2011 Superior Festival of Culture & Tourism in Korea by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.