Check out Korea’s best winter festivals and activities and get the best out of your winter trip to Korea!
Temperature is dropping, but you know it’s the time to explore the whole new world of winter activities and scenes in Korea. So, don’t hibernate at home! Explore all the fun out there.
1. Strawberry Picking
Picking fresh strawberries at a local Korean farm is a great excursion for both kids and adults. Take the strawberries home with you and they’ll be your healthy, delightful dessert of the day. For those who want to go strawberry picking in Korea, you can book the experience online in advance.
Youtube Video credits to tiger g (https://youtu.be/iquWy4VxYtY).
2. Snow Swimming
If you really want to see snow, like LOTS and LOTS of snow, you definitely have to get away from the city and head out to Gangwondo Province. You’ll never see so much snow in your life! Plus, you can have fun swimming in the pile of snow. Not joking, watch this video clip.
Youtube Video credits to hanbin KIM (https://youtu.be/d-lLYXx5apQ).
3. Skiing & Snowboarding
Try and get your hands at skiing or snowboarding in Korea, where the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics will be held.
Some of the best ski resorts include Yongyong Ski Resort and Vivaldi Park Ski Resort. These ski resorts offer a wide range of slopes for all levels of skiers, and amazing winter landscapes. So, just choose any according to your taste! Find out more ski resorts in Korea here and book your ski packages in advance.
Youtube Video credits to 배장필름웍스 (https://youtu.be/fGgoUuwDa9o).
4. Snow Sledding
If you don’t want to travel too far from Seoul, head over to a sledding hill in Seoul Land, the first theme park in Korea. Enjoy sledding down during the day and see the fantastic illumination show at night, which will make your winter experience just more enchanting. 🙂
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5. Rail Bike Experiences
For those of you who want both actions (not too aggressive though) and nature, a rail bike ride is just the thing. You can pedal down the rail track while enjoying fantastic winter scenes around you with your friends, families and lovers. Forget about the cold, go and try in Gangchon Rail Park.
Youtube Video credits to 주진 (https://youtu.be/KSr1_HpeRdo).
6. Winter Light Festivals
Glisten and glow. Some of the most popular light festivals in Korea include Everland’s ‘Romantic Illumination’ and the Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival. Whichever light festival you choose to go, there will be plenty of Instagram-ready photo ops.
Youtube Video credits to 에버랜드 withEverland (https://youtu.be/8TbBo8WkjI4).
7. Ice Fishing Festival
Can you catch fish with bare hands? Try it at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, which is announced as one of the ‘7 Winter Wonders of the World’ by CNN. It’ll be a great chance for travelers and tourists to have a whole lot of fun while traveling in Korea! You can pre-book your shuttle bus package to the festival here.
Youtube Video credits to Milk Factory (https://youtu.be/vlW1pjocLjg).
8. New Year Sunrise Festival
Scenic pine trees, the blue winter sea, a tranquil coast, and rustic railways make Jeongdongjin one of the top tourist destinations in Korea. The seaside rail bike there also allows you to paddle along one of the most beautiful beaches in Korea. Above all, it’s a popular spot where you can watch the earliest sun rises in Korea. Celebrate the New Year here with people you love!
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Now that the green fields are gone, why not give some grass to the flock of hungry sheep? It’s fun, and it doesn’t cost you much (only 4,000 KRW for an adult) compared to what you’ll be rewarded – a beautiful view of huge wind turbines on the white rolling hills of snow.
For those who wish to take a day trip to the Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm, hiring a private vehicle and a driver can be a great option. The private tour not only offers you the opportunity to visit the sheep farm but also explore other nearby tourist attractions, such as Seoraksan National Park and Naksansa Temple.
Youtube Video credits to 두발로 TV (https://youtu.be/IPkosEkdXVk).
10. K-Pop Festival
Ready to meet your favorite Korean TV shows and stars in one place? As a must-attend event for every K-Pop fan, SBS Awards Festival (SAF) is one of the major broadcasting festivals held by SBS that celebrates all the accomplishments in SBS’ TV programs throughout the year.
The festival features a K-Pop music awards ceremony called Gayo Daejeon or SAF Music Awards, and the Drama & Entertainment awards ceremony. In 2017, the SAF Music Awards is set to take place on Dec 25 in Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul.
Now, if you want to make your winter trip to Korea unforgettable, make sure you add these to your travel bucket list.
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