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Gyeongbokgung Palace Special Evening Admission (경복궁 야간 특별관람)

Gyeongbokgung Palace Special Evening Admission (경복궁 야간 특별관람)

16     2019-08-19

161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-3700-3900~3901

Special evening admission to the Gyeongbokgung Palace takes place every year, usually from April to June and August to October. Apart from general admission, visitors can book for a special evening program that offers a guided tour of the palace.

Yangyang Songi Festival (Pine Mushroom Festival) (양양송이축제)

Yangyang Songi Festival (Pine Mushroom Festival) (양양송이축제)

19424     2019-08-13

226-2, Nammun-ri, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-670-2207,2723

Yangyang Songi Festival offers hands-on programs to enjoy Yangyang songi mushrooms that naturally grow on Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Ridge. These local specialties feature a strong mushroom scent and thick texture thanks to the low percentage of moisture compared to other region’s mushrooms, making it possible to preserve them for a long time. At the festival, visitors can participate in a farming experience through the mushroom picking program. The program also allows foreign visitors to learn about the nutritious effects of Yangyang songi mushrooms.

Muchangpo Mystic Sea Road Festival (무창포 신비의 바닷길축제)

Muchangpo Mystic Sea Road Festival (무창포 신비의 바닷길축제)

3926     2019-08-13

10, Yeollinbada 1-gil, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-936-3561

Muchangpo Mystic Sea Road Festival is held at Muchangpo Beach in Ungcheon-eup, Boryeong-si. During the festival, the sea splits, creating a 1.5 kilometer division from Muchangpo Beach to Seokdaedo Island. This phenomenon is called the Modern Moses Miracle and happens every year.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of attractions and hands-on programs such as celebratory performances, fishing with a torch, the Mystic Sea Road torch parade, barehanded fishing, catching manila clams, catching razor shells and many more.

Goyang Autumn Flower Festival (고양가을꽃축제)

Goyang Autumn Flower Festival (고양가을꽃축제)

3783     2019-08-13

595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-908-7750~3

With autumn flowers peaking in the garden and flower art work in the indoor exhibition hall, visitors can take in the autumn feeling to the fullest with various performances, flower market and traditional experiences.

Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival (봉화 송이축제)

Bonghwa Pine Mushroom Festival (봉화 송이축제)

10311     2019-08-13

1111, Bonghwa-ro, Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-679-6313~5

Bonghwa’s songi (pine) mushrooms are regarded as a special delicacy as they grow only on the very best types of pine trees called Chunyangmok Pine Trees. They can be stored for long periods of time. At the Bonghwa Pine Mushroom festival, visitors will be able to observe the mushrooms in their natural habitat, and get the chance to harvest them. They will also be able to sample various alcohols and specialty dishes made from the delicious pine mushroom.

Sanjeonghosu Lake · Myeongseonsan Mountain Eulalia Festival (산정호수 명성산 억새꽃축제)

Sanjeonghosu Lake · Myeongseonsan Mountain Eulalia Festival (산정호수 명성산 억새꽃축제)

741     2019-08-13

89, Sanjeonghosu-ro 411beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-531-4114 +82-31-538-2068

Sanjeonghosu Lake · Myeongseonsan Mountain Eulalia Festival is held in the area of Sanjeonghosu Lake. Programs include the opening ceremony with performances from famous artists as well as events, cooking competitions, hands-on programs, exhibitions, sales booth and many more.

Geoje Island Flower Festival (거제섬꽃축제)

Geoje Island Flower Festival (거제섬꽃축제)

10266     2019-08-13

3577, Geojenamseo-ro, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-639-6443

Geoje Island Flower Festival will be held at the Geoje-si Agriculture Development Complex in Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. The festival will take on a culture and art theme with autumn flowers. Main events include a chrysanthemum display, Healing Herb Land, autumn flower sculpture exhibition, themed flower hills, chrysanthemum items, test room of greenhouse, flowering tree examining office, warm region orchard, and more.

Songdo Beer Festival (송도맥주축제)

Songdo Beer Festival (송도맥주축제)

2864     2019-08-13

350, Central-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-830-1000

Songdo Beer Festival aims to become one of the world's best beer festivals equal to that of Germany's Oktoberfest and China's Qingdao International Beer Festival. Enjoy beer and food while watching exciting live performances and fireworks.

Seoul Salon Du Chocolat (서울 살롱 뒤 쇼콜라)

Seoul Salon Du Chocolat (서울 살롱 뒤 쇼콜라)

925     2019-08-13

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-6000-6698,
+82-2-6000-7717

Since its start in France in 1994, Salon du Chocolat has taken place in 20 cities in 11 countries. Taking place at COEX, this chocolate expo is a must-attend event for chocolatiers, patissiers, ice cream makers, growers, chocolate-producing countries, manufacturers of raw cocoa, and producers of other chocolate-related products.

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

69531     2019-08-13

330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market is an event organized by the city of Seoul. Visitors to the night market, happening on Fridays and Saturdays from March to October, can enjoy foods from around the world, shop for unique handmade accessories, and watch various cultural performances.

Yeongwol Donggang Raft Festival (영월 동강뗏목축제)

6906     2019-08-13

Hasong-ri, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-375-6353

The Donggang ferry was once a popular mode of transportation along the Hangang River. While it gradually became outdated with the development of highways and mass transportation, the ferry remained as a useful mode of transportation and the livelihood of people living upstream of the Hangang River. The festival commemorates and reproduces the lives of these people and their local culture. With the beautiful Donggang River as a backdrop, the event offers a wide array of performances, cultural events (honoring the Joseon poet Kim Sat-gat), and outdoor activities (rafting, hang gliding, paragliding, etc). The festival hosts many fun activities visitors to Yeongwol County can enjoy.

Dodu Oraemul Festival (도두오래물축제)

4850     2019-08-13

52, Dodu 3-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-64-712-4567

Located in the area of Doduhang Port, Jeju Dodu Oraemul Festival is the sole festival in the area, the theme of which is one of Jeju’s regional resources, “yongcheonsu" (spring water), also known as “dodu oraemul."

The festival provides unique hands-on programs available only in Dodu-dong, as well as delicious food to enjoy and other entertaining activities for tourists and residents.