Are you looking for something to do this winter in Seoul? Even though the weather is getting colder each day, there are still many things that are just waiting for you to enjoy here. As much as I love staying cooped up in my house under a warm blanket on these cold winter days, it can be a bit boring and downright depressing. So instead of falling into the winter blues, you should check out the Ice Carving Festival at Namsangol Hanok Village!
The Ice Carving Festival is a triple shot because you get to enjoy some awesome ice sculptures while checking out a traditional hanok village and park. There are only about ten or so sculptures so people move through quickly. After checking everything out, you can walk around the hanok village and relax in the park. Namsangol Hanok Village is filled with old buildings and items in Korea from long ago.
If you have kids or just want to play around, you can try out several traditional Korean games like Tuho and Hoop Rolling located right beside the ice sculpture festival. There were tons of families out enjoying the park and playing around.
Checking out the ice sculptures is free. It’s a great opportunity to take some pictures and ring in the new year. We all know how much Koreans love to take selfies, right? 😉
The Ice Carving Festival at Namsangol Hanok Village is open until January 20th so you better head out soon if you plan on checking it out!
HOW TO GET THERE~
Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4), Exit 4.
Walk along Hanongmaeul-gil st. for 5 minutes.
Take Bus 104, 105, 263, 604, or 7011.
Get off in front of at ‘Twegye 3 (sam)-ga Hanongmaeul’
Walk to the exit4 of Chungmuro Station, then along Hanongmaeul-gil st. for 5 minutes.