A day at Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Fishing Festival!
Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a unique winter festivity that attracts over 1,000,000 visitors every year! Together with the Singaporean blogger PancakePixie, we had a fun day at this festival! When we first arrived there we got KoreaTravelEasy Special free gifts: A fishing rod, lure, scarf, earmuffs and a hot pack. Which was really appreciated cause it was COLD!
It took less than 3 hours to get there by shuttle bus and we all got ourselves a nice nap during the ride so we were all well rested on arrival. It was our first time Ice fishing ever! At first, it was quite hard but the staff was so helpful that we finally got the technique right! And we even caught more than 1 fish!!!
PancakePixie caught her first fish!
Sancheoneo is a fish which can only exist in the best clearest waters. After catching it they grill it for you on the spot and it’s SO delicious! We also got a food voucher so after we ate the fish we bought even more food! You could choose from Korean street foods such as fish cakes, spicy rice cakes, Korean pancakes, Korean donuts, Sushi rolls and more!
The festival is BIG, there were quite a lot of other activities you could participate in such as ice sledding, snow sledding, figure skating, ice slide, bare hand fishing, zip lining and more! I would strongly recommend going to this festival once for a fun and unique experience, perfect for families with kids too!
The festival is remarked as one of the Seven Winter Wonders of the World by CNN and a Representative winter festival of Korea. We highly recommends this trip!
Watch our short vlog to see how much fun we had and what else the festival has to offer!