Main sights: Deoksugung Palace, City Hall, Myeongdong, Namdaemun
Located in the heart of Seoul, Junggu is a historical, cultural, political and administrative center of the city. Seoul City Hall is easily the most recognizable place in Korea. The oval square in front of the building has been historically used by Seoul citizens as a place of protest and celebration. Here the people came together to celebrate the 2002 World Cup and to cheer for the team in 2018, here they stood their ground during the Korean independence movement in 1919 and the protest against impeached president Park Geun-hye in 2017.
Surrounding the City Hall are some of the most important places in Seoul: Deoksugung Palace, Namdaemun Gate and the shopping mecca of Myeongdong. Together with the neighboring district of Jongno, Junggu is the historical center of Seoul and its most interesting part.
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Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm
Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm Date: Annually Dec-March Lightning Time: Sunset~9 pm During the light festival, "the Garden of Morning Calm" one of Korea's biggest botanical garden is illuminated by about 30,000 lights. The illumination evokes the sense of being transported into a fantasyland filled with nostalgic thematic installments such as gingerbread houses, pumpkin carriages, dancing dolphins, and more.
Ultra Music Festival Korea 2019
Ultra Music Festival Korea 2019 Date: 06.07~06.09 (Fri ~ Sun) Location: Everland Speedway (AMG Speedway) UMF Korea returns this year with a complete new location at Everland Speedway, in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do. This is a whole new change, compared to previous locations where it was held in Jamsil Sports Complex. UMF is different from other music festivals in that it runs for three days, starting from Friday, rather than the usual two-day Saturday-Sunday schedule. Visitors can enjoy Everland and its attractions nearby the festival, and there will be numerous shuttle bus services to help visitors (especially visitors from Seoul) commute in and out of the festival. As always, UMF Korea's Line-up this year is monumental, featuring headliner artists such as Martin Garrix (Friday), Skillrex (Saturday) and the re-united Swedish House Mafia (Sunday). Don't miss out on key performances such as the annual performance by Ultra Angels. (Guide map is yet to be announced) --- For those who have not yet reserved ticketing for the festival, online reservations have closed. But they will sell limited quantities of tickets at the ticket booth in Everland Speeday (AMG Speedway) (Exact details to be announced)
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!