[Travel Bits] Festivals, curiosities across Korea

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Yangju Snow Festival

The Yangju Snow Festival runs until Feb. 13 at Jangheung Recreational Forest in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province.

The festival offers various programs including ice sledding, snow mountain, sled train, augmented reality snow experience zone, ice sculptures and more.

While admission costs 12,000 won and 15,000 won on weekdays and weekends respectively, separate fees apply for hands-on programs.

All activities will be masked and visitors are requested not to eat in event areas.

Updates are available at www.fes-artvalley.com.

E-World Miracle Winter Night

The E-World Miracle Winter Night is scheduled to run until February 28 at E-World, Daegu.

The festival includes a garden of 10,000 LED roses, a 15-meter high Christmas tree and 100 photo zones for Instagram.

While all activities will still be hidden and socially distanced, visitors can also enjoy rides and attractions in the E-World theme park.

The ticket price varies according to age.

Updates are available at www.eworld.kr.

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival

The Daegwallyeong Snow Festival will be held from January 21 to 30 at the Songcheon Stream area in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province.

The annual festival started in 1993 and has become one of South Korea’s most famous winter festivals.

The event offers beautiful snowy hills and activities for children and adults.

Admission fees have not yet been announced.

More information on www.snowfestival.net.

Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival

The Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival will run until Feb. 13 at the Alps Village in Cheongyang-gun, South Chungcheong Province.

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

Visitors who do not wish to participate in hands-on activities can also enjoy the ice fountain, ice art, and ice grotto.

The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The entrance fee is 7,000 won, and participation fees vary depending on individual activities.

More information on www.alpsvill.com.

Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival

The Morning Calm Garden Lighting Festival will run until March 14 at the main garden of the Morning Calm Garden in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province.

The event was the first lighting festival in Korea, combining the natural environment with splendid lights.

Eco-friendly LEDs shine throughout the garden to entertain visitors with colorful lights and highlight the beautiful landscape.

Lighting time is scheduled after sunset and operates until 9 p.m.

Although the festival is open to visitors of all ages, admission fees vary by age.

Updated information is available at www.morningcalm.co.kr.

By Lee Si-jin ([email protected])

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