PHOTOS South Korean winter festival draws crowds of ice fishers

PHOTOS

South Korean winter festival draws crowds of ice fishers

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19:34, January 12, 2019

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.

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