Main sights: Bonghwasan Mountain

Located to the northeast of the Han River, Jungnang-gu is a green residential area with several mountains and historical sites. At 160m, Bonghwasan Mountain offers a great panoramic view of Seoul on this side of the river, as well as a number of trails, temples, and streams. Every spring on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar, visitors can witness a villagers' exorcism rite - one of the oldest traditions of the Bonghwsan mountain community.

Newly modernized Jungnang Camping Forest is another cultural and natural space in the district used for picnics, outdoor performances, and art installations. 

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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

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