Surrounding the Capital City, Seoul

Gyeonggi-do is the most populous district in Korea, and consists up-to 28 cities, and 3 counties. It is also the backbone of the manufacturing industry and IT/technology industry of major corporations such as Samsung, SK and LG. Gyeonggi-do can be divided into South and North, by the Han River, and the West, to account for Incheon City. The western harbors along the province are centers of major trade routes between Korea and the Asian countries. Most of the Gyeonggi-do province is accessible by the Seoul Subway Line, and the City Bus.

 

Gyeonggi-do is home to the biggest theme park in Korea, Everland, along with the biggest water park next to Everland known as Caribbean Bay. Everland houses the most thrilling roller-coaster called the T-Express. You can also visit the famous Korean folk village to take a glimpse of Korean history and its culture. Finally, similar to Gangwon-do province, the northern Gyeonggi-do province houses the DMZ border as well. 

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Lotte World Tower Firework Festival 2019

Lotte World Tower

  Lotte World Tower Firework Festival is going to be held on May 4, 2019, highlights by the firework show sparking over Lotte World Tower. This year, the show is titled as 'Go Together', with the message wishing for peace and shared prosperity in the Korean peninsula.    The Festival    A pre-event musical will mark the beginning of the festival at 8:00 pm performing along with the background music of Pinkfong and Twice three times at an interval of 10 minutes at a special stage around Seokchon Lake near the 123-story skyscraper.          The Firework shows    The 'dragon-effect' fireworks in mainly gold and white colors will spark along with the background music Arirang, La La Land, and the Greatest Showman OSTs for about 11 mins. This year the show will feature an image of a dragon climbing up the tower and showing ‘Dream’ and ‘Peace’ letters in the air at the beginning and end of the show.     Details   Date: May 4th (Saturday) Time: 8:00 pm (pre-music festival) ; 8:30 pm (firework show) Special notice: 1. Roads will be blocked within 80m near Lotte World Tower from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day. 2. Subway running in between Lotte Tower, Seokchon Lake & Jamsil will be restricted from 5:00 pm to midnight on that day)   Tips (Best places to view the firework) 1. Seokchon Lake Park (Jamsil Station / Seokchon Station) 2. Ttukseom Resort (Ttukseom Resort Station) 3. Olympic Park (Olympic Park Station) 4. Gwangjin Bridge 5. Jamsil Bridge 6. Han-River Cruise   Before the festival, why not check out some attractions near the Lotte World Tower, such as Lotte World, Lotte Aquarium or Seoul Sky Observatory?

May 4, 2019 ~ May 4, 2019

Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Do you want to experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the landmarks in Seoul in a new way?  Gyeongbokgung Palace launched a special evening admission event starting from April 29. Walking under the moonlight, visitors will be able to immerse themselves into Korean history by feeling the serenity only at the nighttime. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also on the to-do-list among local Koreans every summer!    Event Period & Opening Hours    Period: Every 3rd and 4th weeks from April 29 to November 3, Close on every Tuesday Last entry: 1 hour before closing April 29 - May 6 (Royal Culture Festival) (19:00-21:30) May 20 - June 2 (19:00-21:30) June 17 - 30 (19:30-22:00) July 22 - August 4 (19:30-22:00) September 16 - 29 (19:00-21:30) October 21 - November 3 (19:00-21:30)   Ticketing    Where to buy: Foreigners can buy on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Fee: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to show your foreigner identity*   * Free entry if you wear hanbok through online reservation in below sites (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Even applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket  2. Interpark Ticket   Weather condition  The night event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.    Check out some nearby hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok, if you wish to rent Hanbok nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace    

Apr 29, 2019 ~ Nov 3, 2019