Merrymaking at the Lantern Festival [Daegu]

Category : Travel/Events
Period :   Apr 22, 2017 ~ Apr 22, 2017

 

2017 Dalgubeol Lantern Festival is just around the corner!  

 

Lantern or Gwandeung Festival is the festival where lanterns are lighted and hung to celebrate Buddha's birthday. This traditional festival which has passed down since Shilla dynasty had taken shape in Dalgubeol (Daegu) in 1967 and has been continued since.

 

The colorful Dalgubeol Lantern Festival is now a 'complex cultural festival' which portrays various cultures in today's times and will be packed with lantern festival, cultural programs, traditional folk games, concert, and other various contents.

 

Festivals: 

Dalgubeol Lantern Parade 

Date/ Time: April 22, 2017, 6pm

Where: (Dalgubeol-daero) Duryu baseball park – Banwoldang junction

 

 

Celebration of Buddha's birthday (Beopyoshik)

Date/ Time: April 22, 2017, 6pm

Where: (Dalgubeol-daero) Duryu baseball park – Banwoldang junction

 

 

Lantern Flying Festival 

Date/ Time: April 22, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

Where: Duryu baseball park

 

 

Registration for flying lanterns is closed. (Only the green zone is open for flying lanterns)

 

But on the day itself, from 1pm~4pm, 6, 000 free entrance tickets will be available for first come, first served basis. This is only for the Yellow & Blue zone in Duryu baseball park. Tickets will be given out at the plaza parking lot.

Tip: BE THERE VERY EARLY! People will line up way before 1pm so if you want to avail those free seats, go to Daegu as early as you can. And maybe bring lunch as well.

 

 

Also, entrance to Duryu baseball park is open only until 5pm. After 5pm, all exits will be blocked so please bear this in mind.

 

 

The area in yellow is where the wristbands will be given. Red is the venue of the event.

 

Transportation:

Using public transport is recommended as traffic may be worse than expected.

 

For those who have bought the tickets, please bring your own lighter/ match to lit the lantern.

 

It's your chance to make beautiful memories with the colorful lanterns! Experience Tangled in Dalgubeol :)

 

 

Location
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Address : 36, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu

Location : Daegu-si > Dalseo-gu

Directions

Subway
Line 2 Duryu Station Exit 13, 14 (walk for 15 minutes after exiting)

Bus
503, 623, 653, express #6, circulating bus 3 and 3-1

Express bus
Seoul
Seoul express bus terminal-> Seodegu express bus terminal -> circulating bus 3-1 (Seodegu elementary main gate stop) -> alight in front of Duryu library

Gyeonggi
Yeoju general terminal -> Daegu bukgu intercity bus terminal -> circulating bus 3-1 (bukbu (north) bus stop) -> alight in front of Duryu library

Gwangju
Gwangju general bus terminal -> Seodegu express bus terminal -> circulating bus 3-1 (Seodegu elementary main gate stop) -> alight in front of Duryu library

Busan
Busan general bus terminal -> Dong Daegu terminal -> hop into Dong Daegu station and alight at Hyeonchungro station -> exit 4 -> take bus 503 and alight at E-world main gate stop

KTX
Seoul
Seoul station -> Dong Daegu station -> hop into Dong Daegu station and alight at Hyeonchungro station exit 4 -> take bus 503 and alight at E-world main gate stop

Gyeonggi
Suwon station -> Dong Daegu station -> hop into Dong Daegu station and alight at Hyeonchungro station exit 4 -> take bus 503 and alight at E-world main gate stop

Busan
Gupo station -> Dong Daegu station -> hop into Dong Daegu station and alight at Hyeonchungro station exit 4 -> take bus 503 and alight at E-world main gate stop

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Celebrated in Daegu, Daegubeol Lantern Festival is a tradition that has been passed down since the Shilla Dynasty.One of the most popular programs is the flying of wish lanterns where people come toge >> Read more
Celebrated in Daegu, Daegubeol Lantern Festival is a tradition that has been passed down since the Shilla Dynasty.One of the most popular programs is the flying of wish lanterns where people come together and light the lantern and wish upon it as it floats up. It had more than 100, 000 people come together in 2016. >> Less more

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