South Korean winter festival draws crowds of ice fishers
The ongoing Hwacheon Sancheonjae Festival has attracted a large number of tourists to the Hwacheon region of South Korea's Gangwon Province. (Photo: VCG)
Seen here on Saturday, January 12, 2019 many tourists have come to enjoy the winter fishing.
The 'Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival' is a wintertime celebration that draws nearly a million visitors every year.
Sancheoneo (Mountain trout in English) is a fish in the Salmonidae genus of the Salmoniformes family which only inhabit cool, pure streams of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
A man bites a fish after catching it during the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival on January 05, 2019 in Hwacheon-gun, South Korea.