Jeollanam-do, or the Southern Jeolla Province, Jeonnam in short, is the least populous district in mainland Korea, excluding Jeju Island. The capital city of the province, Yeosu houses only up to 300,000 people. Along the beaches of the province lies several islands which are both isolated, and inhabited.
Yeosu was famous for hosting the International Yeosu Expo back in 2012, and the night-beach of Yeosu has always been a popular, romantic destination for couples. Other notable cities include Boseong, for its Green Tea plantations and farms. Finally, Goheung City was famous for being the launch destination for the Naro-ho Space Rocket, the first ever Satellite Rocket fired by Korea into Space.
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Two Museums in One Stroll
National Museum of Korea
September 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm Come join Itaewon Global Village Center as they host the event “Two Museums in One Stroll” touring both the National Museum of Korea and the National Hangeul Museum! Don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate Korean cultural heritage through the National Hangeul Museum and the National Museum of Korea at the same time! You will have a chance to view the exhibition “Document Heritage of Korea” which includes petroglyph, Korean people of prehistoric times, the first brush of Korea, metal-type printing and the Korean alphabet “Huminjeongum.” The tour offers: 1) An English speaking docent with detailed explanations 2) A walk through the beautiful Yongsan Family Park. This program is free of charge and registration could be completed through email or in person. Email: email@example.com
Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony (덕수궁 왕궁수문장교대의식)
Get a glimpse into Korean tradition by watching the Deoksugung Palace guard-changing ceremony! This ceremony is a year-round tradition similar to the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a rare opportunity to experience royal culture. The royal gate is opened and closed at pre-determined times, and the gatekeepers in charge of guard duty hold a shift changing ceremony three times a day. The Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony is a highly recommended event for tourists. Take photos of the guards wearing tradional and colorful Korean garb with the stunning background of Deoksugung Palace! Performance Times: Year-round 11:00-11:40 / 14:00-14:40 / 15:30-16:30 * No performances on Mondays *Performance may be canceled due to weather Cost: Free Duration of Performance: 30 minute Transportation City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2), Exit 2. Go straight 100 m to arrive at Daehanmun Gate on the right.
The Palace: Jang Nok-su Jeon Performance
September 18th, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm Venue: Jeongdong Theater "The Palace: Jang Nok-su-jeon” is the story of dangerous Cinderella in Joseon Dynasty. Jeong Dong Theater is offering the unique performance which is story-telling drama presented through Korean dance, without any speech. The brief story of the main scene will be shown on the screen (Korean/English/Japanese/Chinese subtitles). Before the performance, participants will have a Janggu class and have a chance to learn how to play a traditional Korean instrument, Janggu, which will be also used in the performance. Jungmyung Jeon is a historical building of Deoksu palace. Participants can visit the place freely during the waiting time. Schedule: 3:00 – 3:30pm : Traditional Korean instrument, “Janggu” experience 3:30 – 4:00pm : Visiting Jungmyung Jeon of Deoksu palace(optional) 4:00 – 5:30pm : Non-verbal performance Jang Nok-Soo This class is sponsored by Jeongdong Theater and is FREE-OF-CHARGE exclusively for Itaewon GVC participants! Pre-registration is required. You can sign up in person or by email only. (Only foreigners can join this program.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org