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South Korea celebrates native trout with ice fishing festival

Crowds gather on the ice for the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.
Crowds gather on the ice for the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. Image by tariusxj / CC BY 2.0

One of South Korea’s largest ice fishing festivals has opened in Gangwon-do. The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival celebrates its namesake, a type of mountain trout native to the cold, icy rivers of the area. Activities at the festival include ice fishing on a frozen river, as well as bobsledding and exploring an illuminated ice sculpture display. The festival runs until the first of February. Read more: koreaherald.com