[Wanderlust Wednesday] 4 Winter Festivals in South Korea That Are Worth Traveling For

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The coldest time of year is here, but you must not miss out on these incredible and unique festivals in South Korea that will make your winter vacation the best in your lifetime.

1. 2016 Taebaek Snow Festival

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Every winter since 1994, Taebaek city comes alive with 10 full days, packed with activities and events for all ages. Here, in Taebaek Snow Festival, you can enjoy a variety of activities from snow trekking, Siberian Husky snow sleds, snow rafting to world-class snow sculptures of famous celebrities and statues. For details and directions, click here.

When: 22 ~ 31 Jan, 2016

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Moreover, this is a popular travel destination in South Korea for its amazing landscape, the snow-covered Mt. Taebaeksan in winter.

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Plus, if you’re into snow trekking, there’s a 1 hour special course where you can pass by the snowy stream and tunnel. If you are ready to beat the cold and experience the unforgettable winter hiking, click here.

2. Harbin Ice & Snow World Festival

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Welcome to the breathtaking winter fantasy! The world-renowned China’s Harbin Ice Festival is now open in South Korea for the first time. Here, you can meet the spectacular ice and snow sculptures resembling famous architectures, such as the 44m Colosseum, 23m Big Ben, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Wall, General Yi Sun Shin’s ship and many more. Enjoy the ice restaurant, winter zoo and dog sled as well! For details and directions, click here.

When: Dec 30, 2015 ~ Feb 28, 2016

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FYI, the venue of the festival is closely located to Yongpyong Ski Resort, which boasts 31 astounding slopes for all the levels of skiers. Try taking the 3.7 km cable car ride, too! It’s the most dramatic way to enjoy the winter panorama on your way to the most scenic part of the resort, the Dragon Peak.

3. Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

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Have you ever experienced catching a fish with bare hands? Try this unique, extraordinary activity at 2016 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival! Announced as one of the 7 Winter Wonders of the World by CNN, it’ll be a great chance for travelers and tourists to have whole lot of fun while traveling in Korea! The admission tickets and a round-trip shuttle bus are available here.

When: 9 ~ 31 Jan, 2016

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4. Pyeongchang Trout Festival

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Which is the very first festival to hit the ice fishing scene every winter? It’s the Pyeongchang Trout Festival, which is one of the top 3 Korea winter festivals with thousands of visitors every year. Various programs such as snowflake watching, ice fishing, bare hand trout-catching competition, ice sleds, skating, ice-carts, ATV (four-wheel motorcycle), snow sledding hill and snow rafting, are prepared, so go and enjoy with your family. For more details and directions, click here.

When: 18 Dec, 2015 ~ 31 Jan, 2016


Don’t miss these ongoing and upcoming winter festivals in South Korea this winter, or else you have wait another year! Don’t think twice, you’ll never regret if you are with Korea’s #1 Travel Guide, Trazy.com.

Go Travel, Go Crazy!

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