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Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

Bosingak Bell-Ringing Ceremony (보신각타종행사)

31181     2020-07-27

54, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2133-2641

The Culture Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (History & Cultural Heritage Division) has held 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.

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo (경남고성공룡세계엑스포)

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo (경남고성공룡세계엑스포)

15627     2020-07-27

1116, Danghangman-ro, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-670-3816

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo takes place in the area of Danghangpo Tourist Resort, where visitors can meet dinosaurs in many different ways. The festival operates various exhibitions and hands-on program facilities including Dinosaur Hill, Character Hall, Dinosaurs Footprint Fossil Hall, AR/VR Hall and more. Many events, activities and parades are also planned for additional fun.

International Horticulture Goyang Korea (고양국제꽃박람회)

International Horticulture Goyang Korea (고양국제꽃박람회)

71167     2020-07-27

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

International Horticulture Goyang Korea, an international flower exhibition, is considered to be Korea’s representative international flower exhibition. The festival takes place at Ilsan Lake Park in Goyang with organizations, groups, and companies from over 30 countries showcasing flowers and various products made with flowers. Also, unique and rare plants exhibition, indoor garden decorated with flower art pieces, outdoor theme parks, making of flower plant experience, flower arrangement contests and other cultural events and performances are planned to add more joy to the flower festival.

Korean Folk Village Evening Festival (한국민속촌 달빛을 더하다)

Korean Folk Village Evening Festival (한국민속촌 달빛을 더하다)

324     2020-07-23

90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-288-2933

The Korean Folk Village Evening Festival takes place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holiday evenings from July until October. On festival days, the operating hours are extended until 21:30 to show the beauty of traditional houses at night. The festival also showcases "Yeonbun," an extravagant multi-media performance that tells a love story.

Seoul Silver Grass Festival (서울억새축제)

Seoul Silver Grass Festival (서울억새축제)

32146     2020-07-14

95, Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-300-5574

The World Cup Park was established on Nanjido, whose name means the island of "abundant orchids and gromwells." The island was once a wonderful ecosystem where flowers flourished season in and season out, and migrant birds came to visit every year.

Unfortunately, Nanjido was used as a landfill site between 1978 and 1993 and the once beautiful ecosystem became a smelly place full of trash and sludge. However, the Landfill Recovery Project began in 1996, once again restoring life to the barren wasteland. Plants and animals returned to the area and it was christened the World Cup Park in May 2002. Each of the five divisions of the World Cup Park (Pyounghwa Park, Haneul Park, Noeul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park) represents an aspect of the radical transformation of Nanjido back into an ecological haven.

Haneul Park (Sky Park) is full of lush Eulalia and home to the Seoul Silver Grass Festival, held every year in October when the grass is in bloom. Although the park is open to visitors during the daytime, the park is usually closed at night to reduce the negative effects of visitors on the native plants and animals. During the festival, however, the park remains open until 10 p.m. and the entire grounds are aglow with light. Visitors not only get a beautiful view of the city lights and Hangang River, but can also enjoy the variety of events and performances offered during the festival period.

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

13098     2020-07-10

60, Jaraseom-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-5165-3071

The Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival is held on Jaraseom Island, and is open for anyone who would like to join in this romantic camping experience.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

22389     2020-06-29

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

Gangneung's reputation as "the City of Coffee" first began when Park Yi-choo, one of the three first-generation baristas in Korea, opened a roastery in Yeongok, Gangneung. Until then, Koreans were only familiar with instant coffee and coffee vending machines. From then on, the practice of roasting coffee beans gradually spread, changing the coffee culture in Gangneung. The Gangneung Coffee Festival is held every year to promote coffee culture and celebrate the city's growth as the leading coffee hub in Korea.

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

37650     2020-06-29

175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-681-0005

Every June, the area around Eocheon-ri in Goseong-gun is covered with purple lavender fields. During this season, many local and international visitors attend the annual Goseong Lavender Festival. The festival offers a variety of programs, including exhibitions and performances.

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

6810     2020-06-29

58, Dalcheoncheoljang-gil, Buk-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-293-3500

Ulsan Soeburi Festival celebrates the history of iron forging in the Ulsan area, along with the modern businessa and culture surrounding the ironworks factories in the city. The festival features many activities and programs connected with the festival theme.

Seoul Drama Awards (서울 드라마어워즈)

5963     2020-07-17

400, World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-31-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-3219-5580

Introduced in 2006, the annual Seoul Drama Awards is hosted to connect countries worldwide and encourage them to share their finest drama productions for all drama fans in the world to enjoy. By cultivating hallyu, promoting Seoul tourism and developing a productive national cultural event, the festival ultimately hopes to create and foster a harmonious relationship in the drama industry.

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival (천관산 억새제)

2555     2020-07-14

Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-863-7071

Cheongwansan Eulalia Festival will take place in a broad Eulalia field at Cheongwansan Mountain located in Jangheung-gun, Jeongsan. Major programs of the festival include Eulalia rituals, Miss Eulalia (an impromptu beauty pageant to select the most beautiful women among the visitors to the festival), a music concert on top of the mountain, and environmental protection campaigns.

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival (논산강경젓갈축제)

25125     2020-07-06

45, Geumbaek-ro, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-746-5662

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival is held in the town where the large salted seafood market in Korea is located. The salted seafood in the area is known for it long tradition and special process. During the festival period, visitors can buy salted seafood at a special discounted prices.