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Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival (지리산 남원 바래봉 눈꽃축제)

Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival (지리산 남원 바래봉 눈꽃축제)

6189     2019-02-12

214, Baraebong-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-635-0301

Jirisan Namwon Baraebong Snowflake Festival is held for around 50 days in the area of Herb Valley and Baraebong Peak in Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do. Organized by Unbong Aehyanghoe and Unbong-eup, the festival features a variety of winter activities including ice and snow sledding, snowman making, snowball fights and a kite-flying contest. Unbong Herb Valley boasts spectacular snow-covered fields due to its high altitude that keeps the snow from melting. Visitors can also have some baked sweet potatoes while taking a break from the activities.

Jump (점프)

Jump (점프)

63015     2019-02-12

Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-722-3995

Ever since first hitting the stage in July 2003, Jump has been incredibly popular in Korea. It also has had remarkable international success; in 2005 and 2006 it took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm, and then went on to tour around the world, ending up on London’s West End and New York’s off-Broadway, proving that this musical comedy has universal appeal. This innovoative show incorporates many of Asia’s martial arts, including Korea's Taekwondo and Taekkyeon, as it tells the story of a family of martial arts specialists who have to defend their house from robbers.

NANTA - Myeongdong (난타 - 명동)

NANTA - Myeongdong (난타 - 명동)

16126     2019-02-12

26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-739-8288

NANTA is one of Korea's top performances, a show about four chefs who must prepare a wedding banquet in just one hour. The plot is depicted through various genres of performances, including percussion that uses kitchen utensils to make beats based on traditional rhythms of samulnori (traditional percussion quartet). The entire show has no spoken dialogue, yet plenty of comedy and romance, too.

Meanwhile, since its debut in October 1997, NANTA (also known as Cookin') has earned international acclaim, having been performed on Broadway and at other famous venues worldwide.

Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival (영암왕인문화축제)

Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival (영암왕인문화축제)

16618     2019-02-12

440, Wangin-ro, Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-470-2350

Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival is held in early April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom to commemorate the achievement of Korea’s Dr. Wangin, who traveled to Japan over 1,600 years ago to spread Korean knowledge, culture, and arts. The festival takes place at Historical Site of Dr. Wangin and Sangdaepo Historic Park. Tourists and local residents can enjoy various events during the festival period.

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival (한산모시문화제)

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival (한산모시문화제)

20853     2019-02-12

1089, Chungjeol-ro, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-951-4256

Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival is an experiential venue to learn about the excellence and historical value of UNESCO-recognized Hansan ramie fabric (Mosi), a traditional Korean natural fiber. Many visitors can understand the traditional culture of Hansan ramie fabric that has continued for 1,500 years in Seocheon-gun and enjoy handicraft and clothes made with the ramie fabric. Hansan ramie fabric was given as a regional tribute to the king and has continued on as a local specialty product that is notable from past to present.

Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)

56125     2019-02-12

11, Munye-ro 170beon-gil, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-289-7851, 7856

The Pohang International Fireworks Festival is held at Yeongildae Beach in Pohang, which is also known as the “City of Light and Fire.” The festival features a fireworks competition, a parade of lights, street performances, and a range of hands-on activities. It is usually held around the end of July.

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

21390     2019-02-08

54, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-120, +82-2-2133-0983

The Culture Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (History & Cultural Heritage Division) has been holding the “Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony” since November 21, 2006. The program takes place at noon daily (except Mondays) and gives locals and international visitors an opportunity to experience ringing the bell.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

17277     2019-02-07

131, Nanseolheon-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-647-6802

The Gangneung Coffee Festival held its first event in 2009 as part of a project in making Gangneung a city of coffee. The festival celebrates the emerging coffee culture of Gangneung-si, which in recent years has welcomed in famous coffee chains and artisan coffee shops. The festival celebrates the scenic city’s past and present culture with a variety of coffee-related events such as exhibitions, photo exhibitions, coffee-making and coffee bean-roasting experience programs. Coffee entrepreneurs can also sign up for on-site seminars about the coffee industry.

Seoul Photo Festival (서울사진축제)

Seoul Photo Festival (서울사진축제)

12609     2019-02-07

1238, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-706-6751

Seoul Photo Festival is held with the participation of citizens of Seoul and Seoul Museum of Art. The festival consists of series of workshops and exhibitions held at Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Changdong Photo Art Gallery area, and SeMA storage facility. The workshops are aimed to evaluate and communicate with local photo art galleries as well as to explore the current state of the changing environment and society and its effect on photography.

Live Fusion Gukak Music Performance Fanta-Stick (판타스틱)

31114     2019-02-12

120, Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-3143-5959 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Heart-beating sounds of powerful percussion rhythm and Heart-filling melodies of beautiful Gukak!
Story of Korea with Korean traditional instruments; Dae-guem, Hae-geum, Gayaguen, and A-jaeng. When Fanta-Stick’s beating starts, your heart-beat will go up to the highest with the percussion sounds. Modern interpretation of Gukak based on tradition. Guaka is no longer boring. Experience new Korea.


* Point 1) Exciting Live Battle show between the Percussion family and the Gukak family!
- 100% Live Gukak performance that you can’t take your eyes off.
- The spirit of fusion Gukak composed by Kim, Baekchan; a music director of movies called ‘A Frozen Flower’ and ‘Blades of Blood’.

* Point 2) Collection of all representative contents of Korea
All the Korean representative contents in one performance! Percussion, fusion Gukak, Comedy, Korean traditional instruments, Korean traditional performances and so on.

* Point 3) Performance only for audiences and with audiences
An interactive performance made with audiences and performers together.

* Point 4) Fun! Main reason for watching a performance
Have fun with an exciting percussion performance and fill your heart with beautiful fusion Gukak performance.

Pang Show Pang Pang Cruise (빵쇼 팡팡크루즈)

6488     2019-02-12

290, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-722-4400

Pang Show is a hands-on variety performance that invites the audience to participate in the baking of bread (read as bbang in Korean). The show originates from the popular Korean TV drama “King of Baking, Kim Tak-gu” (2010), which has been televised across twelve countries in Asia.

The performers and audience join hands to bake bread together while enjoying an exciting performance of drumming, B-boy dance, acrobatics, and comic acting. After the show, warm, fresh-baked “pang” will be served to the audience members.

NANTA - Hongdae (난타 - 홍대)

7851     2019-02-12

29, Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-739-8288

NANTA is a top non-verbal cooking performance show about four chefs who must prepare a wedding banquet in just one hour. The plot is depicted through various genres of performances, including percussion that uses kitchen utensils to make beats based on traditional rhythms of samulnori (traditional percussion quartet). The entire show has no spoken dialogue, yet plenty of comedy and romance, too.

Meanwhile, since its debut in October 1997, NANTA (also known as Cookin') has earned international acclaim, being staged on Broadway and at other famous venues worldwide.