[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Pinocchio and the Little Prince Starlight Festival

The second annual Pinocchio and The Little Prince Starlight Festival will continue until March 5 at the Italian Village and Little France in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do.

The event allows visitors to travel a little abroad through a flea market lined with European antiques, traditional Italian homes and more.

Apart from the spectacular lighting, the festival hosts various cultural programs such as music box performances, puppet shows, mime circus, Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and the marionette show The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Admission is 19,500 won for adults, 17,000 won for teenagers, and 13,000 won for children.

More information is available at www.pfcamp.com or www.pinovinci.com.

Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival, Cheongyang

The Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival will be held from January 1 to February 12 at Alpine Village in Cheonyang, South Chungcheong Province.

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The festival offers a variety of activities, including sledding, bobsledding, ice fishing, zip lines, horseback riding, bare-handed fishing, and more.

Visitors who don’t want to participate in the hands-on experience can enjoy ice fountains, ice artworks, and ice caves.

The festival is open from 9 am to 8 pm

Tickets can be purchased via Naver order or in person for 8,000 won each. Participation fees vary by individual activity.

More information is available at www.alpsvill.com.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival, Pyeongchang

The Daegwallyeong Snow Festival takes place from Friday to January 29 in the Seongcheon Stream area of ​​Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

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The annual festival began in 1993 and has become one of South Korea’s most popular winter festivals. The event features beautiful snowy hills and fun activities for kids and adults alike.

The entrance fee for “Snow Park” and sledding is 8,000 won and 10,000 won.

Online reservations are available at the Daegwallyeong Snow Festival official website. More information is available at www.snowfestival.net.

Pyeongchang Salmon Festival

The Pyeongchang Trout Festival runs until January 29 at the Odae Stream in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

The event offers three types of fishing for guests: tent fishing, bait fishing, and bare-handed fishing. Any trout caught during fishing can be prepared into a variety of dishes at nearby restaurants.

Admission fees vary by program and range from 15,000 won to 49,000 won. The festival welcomes visitors of all ages.

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More information can be found at www.festival700.or.kr/about/about.asp.

Hwachon Sanchoneo Ice Festival

The Hwachon Sanchoneo Ice Festival will be held from January 7th to the 29th.

Ice fishing, the main event of the festival, takes place on the frozen Hwa River.

The festival plans to entertain visitors of all ages with hands-on fishing, ice sledding, bobsledding, trout grilling, and more.

Festival reservations are available online. Tickets 15,000 won for participants 12 years and older. The event is free for children under 12, but must be accompanied by an adult.

More information is available at www.narafestival.com.

Lee Si Jin ([email protected])


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