The City That Never Sleeps

Climate: winter -2.5C / summer 26C

Population: 10,197,000

Slogan: "I Seoul U"

 

Seoul is the vibrant capital of South Korea, located on the hills and valleys along the Han River. The city has been steadily growing over the last decades, slowly devouring its suburbs and nearby cities, creating a sprawling urban conglomeration with over 20 million people.

The growth rate and diversity of the city influence heavily its architecture and style: quiet mountains, serene parks and calm rivers mix closely together with hi-tech complexes, business sky-scrapers and futuristic neon-lit neighborhoods.

 

Seoul is a bustling modern city with a thousand year old history. Glass-façade buildings coexist with centuries-old temples, ancient city gates are surrounded by busy highways, and tiny narrow streets often hide traditional markets untouched by time. All 25 districts of Seoul have something differnet to offer: from royal palaces to centuries-old hanoks, modern residential areas and rocky mountains.

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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

Boryeong Mud Festival 2019

Boryeong Mud Festival

      The famous Boryeong Mud Festival 2019 returns   The Boryeong Mud Festival is the hottest global event where you can forget about your stressful adult life, frolic in the mud and spend a carefree weekend with your friends, lover or family. Or you can come solo, and later leave the festival with new friends! Chill in the mineral rich mud baths and chase the summer heat away.   Date: 07.19 (Fri) ~ 07.28 (Sun) Location: Chungcheongnam-do, Boryeong-si     This year, we have brought you some interesting changes to our events and programs: For Instance,   For the first-time, we are introducing night-time mud activities, admissions and experiences We are planning to bring a line-up of K-Pop artists, and idol groups, on a biggest scale. There will be several fireworks festivals at Daecheon beach prior to the opening of the Boryung Mud Festival A global food fair to provide diverse, multi-cultural food to foreigners visiting our festival Newly themed mud events and activities - based on games     The Boryeong Mud Festival has received numerous awards over the years, including more than ten consecutive Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association,  recognition as one of Korea’s representative festivals by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, and coverage from major international news outlets such as CNN, BBC, the New York Times, and CCTV.   We will always continue to promote Boryeong as Korea's representative tourist attraction and the Mud Festival as Korea's representative event to the international community.     Keep an eye out on our site as we will be constantly updating our profile to continuously add events and programs!

Jul 19, 2019 ~ Jul 28, 2019