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Festivals, sights around Korea

Yoon Min-sik

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

Seoul, South Korea  /  Sat, June 2, 2018  /  07:02 am
Festivals, sights around Korea

Tourists in Korean traditional dress 'hanbok' taking photo at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of Joseon dynasty that built in 1395 in Seoul, South Korea. (Shutterstock/Charlie Waradee)

Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival

The Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival is being held at Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park from May 26 to June 10. 

The festival’s programs include the Rose Beauty Class, Rose & Love concert, Rose Magic Show, Rose Photo Exhibition and carpentry activities. The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Mondays to Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Fridays to Sundays, and on Memorial Day.

Admission to the theme garden costs 2,000 won (US$1.8) for adults, 1,500 won ($1.3) for teenagers and 1,000 won ($0.9) for children. 

For more information, call the Korea travel hotline at 1330 for Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese services. The website is only available in Korean.

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Centum Beer Festival

The Centum Beer Festival, sponsored and managed by the Centum Beer Festival Committee, takes place in Busan’s KNN Centum Plaza from May 31 to June 10. The festival offers unlimited beer and snacks and diverse cultural events. 

The participation fee is 10,000 ($9.3) per person, and the event is limited to adults only, although minors can come with their guardians. The event is open from 5-10 p.m. 

For more information, call the Korea travel hotline at 1330 for information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese. The website is only available in Korean.

Goseong Lavender Festival

The area around Eocheon-ri in Goseong-gun, Gangwon Province, is covered with purple lavender fields from June 1-21.

This year’s annual Goseong Lavender Festival will feature a variety of programs, from exhibitions to performances, including a lavender photo exhibit, a photo contest at the farm and the village, a classical music concert and a lucky draw.

The event is open to visitors of all ages, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Korea travel hotline at 1330 for information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese. The website is only in Korean.

Welcome to Joseon

The cultural theme park of the Korean Folk Village hosts the “Welcome to Joseon” Variety Festival each spring. 

Programs include parades and performances as well as hands-on activities and cast members wandering freely throughout the park to interact with visitors. Travel in time back to the Joseon era with the characters putting up an interesting comedy act.

The event is open to visitors of all ages, and the duration of the performances varies by program. It is held from 9: 30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., until June 24.

Visit www.koreanfolk.co.kr for more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese.

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Bucheon Aiins World Festival

The miniature theme park Aiins World is hosting the World Nightview Fantasy Lighting Festival.

The festival runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. all year long, and is closed on rainy days. The last admission is at 10 p.m.

The admission fee is 16,000 won ($14.8) for adults and 13,000 won ($12.1) for children. It is open to visitors of all ages.

For more information, call the Korea travel hotline at 1330 for Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese services. The homepage is only provided in Korean.

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