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Date : Feb 6, 2014 Name : IUTC
No. of Visitors to Hwacheon Ice Festival Tops 1 Mn
According to Yonhap News,

(HWACHEON = Yonhap News) The number of visitors to an ice fishing festival held in the northern town of Hwacheon surpassed the 1 million mark for the eighth straight year, the organizing committee said Monday.

The number of people who attended the 2014 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival topped 1 million in just three weeks after its opening, according to the organizing committee and Hwacheon county officials. The number of foreign visitors surpassed the 100,000 mark.

Tickets for ice fishing, the main attraction at the festival, were sold out within three hours, according to the organizing committee.

Many of the visitors also enjoyed catching sancheoneo with bare hands and explored a high ice wall, it added.

"We plan to promote the ice fishing festival as a cultural event with a global touch," said Jeong Gab-cheol, head of Hwacheon County. "I appreciate all of you for helping the festival set the record of attracting more than 1 million visitors for the eighth straight year."

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Source: Yonhap News (Jan. 20, 2014)