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Tourists Brave Coronavirus, Unseasonal Weather to Enjoy Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival

Tourists Brave Coronavirus, Unseasonal Weather to Enjoy Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival

HWACHEON, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Organizers of the 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, a world-famous winter event now under way in the Gangwon Province town, northeast of Seoul, said Thursday that they have been making all-out efforts to ensure the safety of Korean and foreign visitors, particularly in the face of the new coronavirus [...]

Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival Kicks Off

Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival Kicks Off

HWACHEON, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival officially kicked off Monday after being delayed twice due to unseasonably warm weather. The ice fishing festival was initially scheduled to open on Jan. 4 on a frozen river in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, 120 kilometers northeast of Seoul, but was postponed after warm [...]

Hwacheon Concentrates Efforts to Freeze the Stream in Preparation for Ice Fishing Festival

Hwacheon Concentrates Efforts to Freeze the Stream in Preparation for Ice Fishing Festival

HWACHEON, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hwacheon County in Gangwon Province is speeding up preparations for the 2020 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival which has already been delayed by warm weather. The festival, after being delayed once due to warm weather, was expected to open on January 11 before it being delayed for the second time [...]