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The 23th Daegwallyeong Snow Festival

A Winter Trip to a World of Snow:

Daegwallyeong Snow Festival in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do


“When snow falls, all turn shining silver and silence spreads across the city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon-do. Pyeongchang’s snow scene is simply the most beautiful and peaceful.” – Visit Korea.

It is true. Please don’t miss the 23rd Daegwallyeong Snow Festival this year. The festival starts today, January 9th, 2015 and lasts 18th of January.

Period: January 9th ~ 18th (10 days)
Location: Hoinggye-ri, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gwangwon province
Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00
Event: Many are Scheduled
Exhibit: Snow Sculpture, Ice Sculpture, Snow Flakes Essay Contest
Experiences: Snow Sled, Ice Sled, Ice Slide, Snow Rafting, Snow Bobsleigh, Snow ATV, Ski, Igloo and so on
Sponsors: Gangwon Province Office, Pyeongchang Gun Office, Yongpyeong Resort, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and MILLET


How to get there:

It takes two and half from Seou, three and half from Daegu. If you live in Gangneung, it takes about 30 minutes!

If you are near Seoul, please take a bus to Hoenggye(횡계) at Dong Seoul Bus Terminal(동서울버스터미널). The buses live from 6:32am and the last bus lives at 8:05pm. There are buses in every 30 to 60 minutes.

If you are in Gangneung or Wonju, it is much easier. Buses are quite many and you can just catch any of them. Please remember the destination is Hoenggye(횡계).

If you can manage to take Shuttle bus between Yongpyeong Ski resort, or Alpensia and your location, it will be much easier to get there. You have to book to take the shuttle. Shuttle leaves in Seoul, Incheon, major cities in Gyeonggi province, Daejeon, Cheongju, Busan, Ulsan, Pohang, Daegu and Gumi.

Please visit booking page if you want to book online. Please ask your Korean friend to book because everything is in Korean. Her is the link: http://ypbus.co.kr/web2/main.jsp

For your convenience, I have generated a Google map location. I hope it helps.


Festival Schedule:

January 9th, 2015 Opening, Manseol-je
January 9th ~ 18th, 2015 Snow Rafting & ATV
January 9th ~ 18th, 2015 Snow Sled & Snow Bobsleigh
January 9th ~ 18th, 2015 Snow Shoe Walking & Drying Pollack
January 9th ~ 18th, 2015 Ice Sled & Top Spinning
January 9th ~ 18th, 2015 Ice Slide
January 10th, 2015 Snow Art & Literature Award


Admission & Experience Fee

Snow/Ice Sculpture 3,000krw
Snow Rafting 5,000krw
Snow Bobsleigh 5,000krw
Snow Sled 5,000krw
Ice Sled 5,000krw
Snow/Ice Slide 5,000krw
Snow ATV 10,000krw

* Those under age 5 or over age 65 are admission free. For the group rate, please call the travel agency: T. 02-2699-4568 / 010-2098-2585(Korean only)

Would you like see some photos? Please follow the link: http://www.snowfestival.net/photo
You can read an article about 22nd Snow Festival which was held 3rd of January through 12th, 2014 on Visit Korea’s Website.




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