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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across KoreaBy Lee Si-jin
Published : Feb. 4, 2022 - 09:01
E-World Miracle Winter Night is running through Feb. 28 at E-World in Daegu.
The festival features a garden of 10,000 light-emitting diode roses, a 15-meter-tall Christmas tree and 100 photo zones ready for Instagram.
While all activities will still be masked and socially distanced, visitors can still enjoy rides and attractions in the E-World theme park.
Ticket prices vary by age.
Updates can be found at www.eworld.kr.
The Yangju Snow Festival began Jan. 1 and runs through Feb. 13 at Jangheung Recreational Forest in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province.
The festival features various programs, including sledding, a snow-made mountain, a sleigh train, an augmented reality snow experience zone, ice sculptures and more.
Admission is 12,000 won on weekdays and 15,000 won on weekends. There are additional fees for hands-on programs.
All activities require masks to be worn and visitors are not allowed to eat in the event areas.
Updates can be found at www.fes-artvalley.com.
The Chilgapsan Ice Fountain Festival runs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 13 at the Alps Village in Cheongyang-gun, South Chungcheong Province.
The festival offers various activities, including sledding, bobsledding, ice fishing, a zip line course, horseback riding, bare-hands fishing and more.
Visitors who do not wish to participate in the hands-on experiences can also enjoy the ice fountain, ice artwork and ice cave.
The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The admission fee is 7,000 won and participation fees vary for individual activities.
More information can be found at www.alpsvill.com.
The Lighting Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm will open its doors until March 14 at the main garden of the Garden of the Morning Calm in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province.
The event is the first lighting festival in Korea to combine natural surroundings with dazzling light installations.
Environmentally friendly light-emitting diodes shine throughout the garden to entertain visitors with colorful lights and showcase the amazing landscape.
The garden lights up after sunset and operates until 9 p.m.
While the festival is open to visitors of all ages, admission fees vary by age.
Updated information can be found at www.morningcalm.co.kr.
The annual Paju Trout Festival kicked off Jan. 8 and runs through Feb. 13 at Gangtan Leisure Town in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, though the event has reduced its size to focus only on the ice fishing event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While various programs, including trout catching with bare hands, smelt fishing for children and more, are canceled, visitors can each catch a maximum of three fishes -- salmon or trout, or both -- through ice fishing.
The ice sledge park is also available for visitors to enjoy.
Admission costs 25,000 won for adults and 15,000 won for children.
All activities require masks to be worn and updates can be found at www.pjtf.co.kr.
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