Sejong-si, officially titled as Sejon Special Autonomous City, is the only special autonomous city in Korea. Sejong City was officially launched in 2012, with the name originating from King Sejong the Great. It borders both North and South Chungcheong Provinces, with Daejeon in the South. It was founded with the purpose of easing congestion and concentration in the current capital city Seoul. Since 2012, the government did relocate most of its facilities to Sejong, but many still reside with in Seoul (especially the important government bodies such as the National Assembly)
Sejong is perceived as a quiet city, with a population of only 280,000 people. It is only a 40 minute distance from Seoul by the train, but many people consider it remote and distant. One interesting fact is that Sejong has a higher population proportion of children, than other cities.
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IGVC - Minwha Painting Museum Tour
National Museum of Korea
September 20th, 2019 10am - 12pm Come join us for an amazing art event on Friday, September 20th from 10:00am to 12:00pm! Itaewon Global Center will be taking a trip to the National Museum of Korea to learn the traditional Korean folk Painting: “Minhwa”. Participants will also have an opportunity to draw on a traditional Korean fan! Schedule: - Concept and brief background explanation about Korean traditional painting: Minhwa - Learn about the usual images used in Korean folk art and basic painting techniques using Korean brush - Design your own fan Instructors will be there to assist you when professional help is needed. This class is for beginners so no artistic background is necessary! Cost: 5,000won (per person/Cash Only). You can sign up in person or by email only.
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 Event: Discover Seoul Pass 24H BTS Edition
Discover Seoul Pass
Calling all ARMYS! If you're a BTS fan then this exclusive Seoul Pass BTS Edition is a must-have for you. With the all-in-one Discover Seoul pass you can visit 64 must see sites in Seoul for free! Spend the day exploring the city with your BTS themed pass. You will also receive a limited edition BTS photo postcard and tourist map (until sold out). T Money transportation function is not available for the BTS Edition The BTS Edition Seoul Pass is only available with a 24 hour option. You can pre-order from March 15th, until sold out. Promotion may end without prior notice.