General Dong was on a ride all day, and it snowed a lot in Jeju, Jeolla, and Chungcheong areas, and amusement parks and downtown streets were quieter than usual holidays.
The area around Hwaseong Haenggung Palace in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, which was usually crowded with citizens and tourists on weekends, was quiet all day long due to the bitter cold with mercury staying at minus 4 to 7 degrees Celsius even in the middle of the day.
Incheon’s major tourist attractions and downtown areas were also sluggish. On Rodeo Street in Guwol-dong, only a few citizens stood out wearing thick padding.
Residents of Jeollabuk-do, where heavy snow and cold wave warnings were issued, refrained from going out and sweated to clear the snow accumulated in front of their houses and alleys.
The March 15 Haeyang Nuri Park and Yongji Lake Park, which are representative trails in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, were quieter than usual due to the sudden drop in temperature.
Busan’s coastal waters, where 700,000 people gathered for the fireworks festival the day before, were somewhat chilly in the weather close to freezing even in the middle of the day.
In Jeju, where heavy snow and strong wind warnings went into effect, the operation of roads between mountainous areas and mid-mountainous areas was restricted. It was difficult to find those who went outside due to the strong wind and cold.
At Jeju International Airport, 45 domestic arrival and departure flights were canceled as of noon due to bad weather, and flights were delayed. As a result, Jeju Airport was crowded with people waiting for flights.
There were only 400 visitors to Cheongnamdae, the former presidential villa in Cheongju.
National parks in the Gangwon region (5,000 people), such as Mt. Seorak, Mt. Taebaek, Mt. Odae, and Mt. Chiak, and famous mountains in the country, such as Gyeryongsan National Park (3,000 people) in Chungcheongnam-do, were visited by hikers and visitors to enjoy the snowy scenery or enjoy the winter atmosphere.
On this day, the ski resort, which was in season, was crowded with skiers who wanted to enjoy the winter, and many citizens also flocked to the relatively warm cinemas and shopping malls.
By 1:30 p.m., more than 15,000 skiers and snowboarders flocked to major ski resorts in Gangwon, including Pyeongchang Yongpyong, Phoenix Park, Hongcheon Vivaldi Park, and Jeongseon High1 Resort, and ran across the silvery snowfield. 스포츠토토
In front of the lift boarding gate, users who wanted to head to the top of the slope formed a long line, and the snowplow sprinkled snow over the slope that had not yet been opened.
Unlike the quiet streets, indoor facilities such as movie theaters, shopping malls, and hypermarkets were relatively crowded.
Aunt Lee (39), who visited a shopping mall in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, said, “It’s frustrating to stay at home on a holiday, but it’s too cold outside, so I came to a nearby shopping mall.” said.
At a movie theater in Guwol-dong, Incheon, all seats were sold out during the daytime, and customers continued to visit the large shopping mall in Songdo from the morning.
Shopping malls and hypermarkets in Goyang and Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province, were so crowded that it took more than an hour to enter and exit.
Visitors entered the Andong Noonbit Festival in Gyeongbuk, which opened the day before, from early morning, and users of the snow sledding range showed a long line.
At the sledding range in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, children with their mothers and fathers enjoyed the thrill of descending on sleds quickly.