A celebration of ice in Korea

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival While we in Britain tend to lament ice and the uninvited thrills it adds to our daily commutes, over in Korea, Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is busily revelling in the cold slippy stuff in all manner of ways.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

I’m not a fan of winter’s chill, but I’ve been writing a story about an ice sculptor, which has got be entranced by the idea of an entire festival in its honour. There’ll even be an Ice Sculpture Park as part of the spectacle – visit after dark to experience the beauty of glimmering lights against the frozen creations.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival sculptures

Other highlights include ice fishing, ice football, sledding, and a snow fun park, all of which promise to be breathtaking.

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival snowmen

The festival runs (or should that be skates?) until Sunday 26 January 2014.

Utterly inspiring. Just make sure you wrap up warm!

For more information go to the official festival homepage.