South ChungCheong Province, also known as Chungcheongnam-do is a province in the west of South Korea, and is South Korea's richest, and fastest growing province. It is the only province outside the Seoul Capital city to be accessible by the Seoul Metro Subway (Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through Cheonan and Asan). It is also in close proximity to Daejeon Metropolis, and the new Sejong City.
Chungcheongnam-do features several attractions and events such as the infamous Boryung Mud Festival at Boryeong. It also features the famous Taean Tulip Festival. Finally, the Independence Hall of Korea is also well-known to see an overview of Korean history of Japanese colonialization.
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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 Lighting Time: Sunset~9 pm Come see the light festival at The Garden of Morning Calm, one of Korea's largest botanical gardens! At night the garden is illuminated by nearly 30,000 lights in all different colors and shapes. Be illuminated as you are transported into a fantasy land filled with nostalgic thematic installments and sculptures such as gingerbread houses, pumpkin carriages, dancing dolphins, and more! This is one of the biggest winter season events and a great activity to get in the Christmas spirit.
Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul in a new way! Gyeongbokgung Palace will be holding a special evening admission event starting from April 29 until November 3rd, 2019. Walking under the moonlight visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Korean history and be transported back to the Chosun dynasty. You can only get this feeling of serenity nighttime so don't miss this special offer. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also among local Koreans every summer! Event Period & Opening Hours Period: Every 3rd and 4th week from April 29 to November 3 (Closed on Tuesdays) 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 a ticket on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Price: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to validate your foreign nationality* * Free entry if you reserve online and wear Hanbok through the sites below (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Also applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket 2. Interpark Ticket Or go in person and check out some nearby Hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok if you wish to rent and wear Hanbok to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Weather conditions The event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.
Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬국제재즈페스티벌)
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
If you are a fan of Jazz or music in general you can't miss the Jarasum International Jazz Festival! The festival is held every October on the beautiful Jaraseom Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do. During the festival world-famous jazz artists come together to delight audiences with the smooth vibes of live jazz. As a Green Life Honorary Ambassador, the festival also promotes environmental protection. In order to share and connect with the community the festival holds a Gapyeong Band Contest, publishes a Gapyeong Restaurant Guidebook, and produces Jazz Makgeolli and Jazz Wine made from the region’s local products.