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[Travel Bits] Festivals and sights across Korea


Inje Icefish Festival


Inje Icefish Festival, officially launched in 1997, offers a true winter experience with icefish fishing.

The festival takes place at Bingeoho Lake in Gangwon Province.

Admission is free but additional fees may apply depending on the program.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (www.injefestival.co.kr) is in Korean only. 


Herb Island Lighting Festival

The Herb Island Lighting Festival creates a romantic ambiance with beautiful lighting displays. Visitors can enjoy the pink wish tunnel, sparkling buildings, the Santa Village, a photo zone and other twinkling places.

It is open to visitors of all ages, and admission costs 9,000 won. Children, senior citizens, people with disabilities and groups of 20 or more get in for 7,000 won per person. The festival runs through April 30.

For more information in Korean, English or Chinese, visit www.herbisland.co.kr



Winter Wonder, Nami Island

Nami Island in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, is hosting the festival “Winter Wonder, Nami Island.”

As part of the event, an art tour has been organized. Visitors can enjoy illustrations from picture books, artworks by artist Lim Bo-young and an exhibition on folk music instruments from around the world.

After the tour, they can sit down for tea and discuss the exhibition with the docent.

The art tour starts every Saturday at 3 p.m. until Feb. 9.

Reservations can be made online in advance at 33,000 won at https://bit.ly/39AYOwb. For more information, call (031) 580-8193.


Nonsan Strawberry Festival

The Nonsan Strawberry Festival will be held in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, the largest strawberry-producing region in Korea, from Feb. 19-23.

It features strawberry-related activities and events that aim to support the regional economy. Visitors can pick strawberries, bake strawberry cakes and make strawberry jam.

Admission is free but fees may apply to some programs.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (www.nonsan.go.kr) is in Korean only. 



Jeju Fire Festival

At the annual Jeju Fire Festival, locals pray for a good harvest and good health.

The 2020 festival will be held March 12-15 in the beautiful natural surroundings of the village of Bongseong-ri, Ayeol-eup, on Jeju Island. Various folk games and hands-on programs are set to take place.

Admission is free and the festival is open to visitors of all ages. Shuttle buses to the site will be available throughout the festival.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, visit www.jejusi.go.kr/buriburi/main.do
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