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Seoul Lantern Festival 서울빛초롱축제

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    • For more info: +82-2-120
  • seoullantern.visitseoul.net
110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has managed to put on remarkable displays of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, will be lit on Cheonggyecheon Stream.

Visitors can expect to see lanterns made by international artists, as well as local citizens.

Utilization information

・Finished : 20141123

・Homepage : visitseoul.net (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

・Location : Cheonggyecheon Stream and Cheonggyecheon Plaza (1.2 km)

・Beginning : 20141107

・Location : *Cheonggye Plaza/Gwanggyo/Jangtonggyo Bridge

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4 or 5.
-Walk straight for 3 mins.

or

Euljiro 1-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2 or 3.
-Walk straight for 5 mins.

[Bus]
Blue bus: 101, 150, 163, 402, 405, 504, 506
Green bus: 1711, 7016, 7017, 7021,8000
Circular bus: 92S tour

*Samilgyo

[Subway]

Euljiro 3-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 3), Exit 1, 2, 3, or 4, 
-walk straight for 10 mins.

[Bus]
Blue bus: 140, 163, 470, 471, 501, 701
Direct bus: 1150, 5000, 5005, 5007, 7900, 9001, 9003, 9300
Express bus: 8100
Red bus: M4101, M4102

*Seungyo

[Subway]
Jongno 3-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3), Exit 12, 13 or 14,
-Walk straight for 10 mins.

Euljiro 3-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 3), Exit 1, 2, 4 or 5.
-Walk straight for 10 mins.

[Bus]
Blue bus: 163

・Duration : Approx. 1-2 hrs

・subevent : -Making wish tree and hanging wish lantersn
(Advanced participation at facebook.com/seoullanternfestival)
-Crafting Jongmyojeon miniature with roof tiles
-Making UNESCO heritage world book
-Making hanji (Korean traditional paper) lantern or purchase available

・Operating Hours : Free

Introduction

Since its inception in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has managed to put on remarkable displays of lanterns on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. During the festival period, hundreds of lanterns, each with a unique design and story, will be lit on Cheonggyecheon Stream.

Visitors can expect to see lanterns made by international artists, as well as local citizens.

How to Particpate

[Nearest parking location & Fees]

* Dong-A Daily News
-Fees: 5,000 won per hour / Hours: 09:00-22:00 / Inquiries: +82-2-2020-0109

* Finance building
-Fees: 6,000 won per hour / Hours: open 24 hours / Inquiries: +82-2-3783-0111

* Seoul Newspaper Bldg
-Fees: 3,000 won for each 30 min. / Hours: open 24 hours / Inquiries: +82-2-2000-9666

* Sejong Center
-Fees: 600 won for each 10 min. / Hours: open 24 hours / Inquiries: +82-2-725-4422

* The parking space is limited, recommeded using public transporation during the festival period.

Access

110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 271.1m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 394.6m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga (을지로입구)- 494.9m
  • Subway Line 2 City Hall (시청)- 510.6m
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall (시청)- 510.6m

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