The Natural Respite of Seoul

Main sights: Bukhansan National Park

Literally meaning “North of the River”, Gangbuk is a total opposite to its southern counterpart – Gangnam. Whereas Gangnam district is busy, loud and highly urbanized, Gangbuk is a residential area, famous for the gigantic 840m-tall Bukhansan Mountain, Bukhansan National Park, and Dream Forest Park. The mountain spreads 70km over other districts and the neighboring province of Gyeonggi-do, but its main hiking trails start in Gangbuk.

The hiking trails of Bukhansan National Park attract over 5 million visitors per year (a Guinness Book record) with their majestic views of Seoul, ragged peaks, historical temples and a Joseon fortress perched on the precipitous mountain ridge. Recently remodeled Dream Forest Park, on the other hand, offers a combination of nature and modernity: it boasts wide picnic areas, a high-tech observatory and various art spaces for a more relaxing pastime.     

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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

COEX C-Festival: Contents Showcase Festival

COEX

    The biggest festival by COEX, C-Festival 2019 starts today until May 5th (Sunday). C-Festival combines different exhibitions, experiences and showcases into one so you definitely don't want to miss this experience out! C-Festival 2019 is divided into several sections: - 360 Seoul - Creative Challenge Global Conference         Start off by attending a conference, featuring world-wide analysts dealing with the issues of creativity, technology and Networking. You will surely gain some new business insights after this conference.   Admission:  1 Day Early Bird: 30,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.19 Regular: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.30 On-Site: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.05.02~05.03 2 Days Early Bird: 50,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.19 Regular: 80,000 KRW ~ 2019.04.30 On-Site: 80,000 KRW ~ 2019.05.02~05.03   - Stage C-    Date: 05.02~05.05 Location: COEX 1F Hall A Entrance fee Very Goods 2019 features and showcases some of the best brand goods and artworks. There are several experience zones such as live art shows, talk shows, and a goods fair market. Date: 05.02~05.05 Location: COEX Hall B Entrance fee Exhibition about environmental-friendly vehicles and technology, featuring world-wide automobile industries. Date: 05.03~05.05 Location: COEX Hall C Entrance fee One of the biggest K-beauty , make-up related exhibition and showcase. It also features some famous models and beauty creators.   Date: 05.04~05.04 Location: COEX Hall A 1, A 2 Limited Entry A Fashion show/festival with music. It is one of Seoul's biggest brand fashion festival featuring several world-wide models, brands and celebrities Date: 05.01~05.05 Location: COEX Lobby (East Gate) Featuring kid-friendly showcases and experience zones featuring safety programs by Hyundai Automobiles, a Lego Motor Show, and creating your own fairy tale event.     Main Stage         Meet your favorite artists, K-Pop Stars and bands who will be performing during C-Festival! Don't miss out artists such as N-Flying (May 4th), Eric Nam (May 5th), Haon (May 6th) and girl group Girlfriend (May 5th)!

May 2, 2019 ~ May 5, 2019