Autumn is now upon us. Enjoy autumn at Namsan Mountain in the heart of Seoul during the peak foliage season from October to November. Discover Namsan Mountain covered with beautiful autumn leaves and take part in various events!
The ‘Namsan Autumn Foliage Concert at Noon’ will take place at the three-way intersection in front of Jangchung Gymnasium on the north circuit road of Namsan Park during the lunch hour (11am to 1pm) from October 18 (Wed) to 20 (Fri).
The Autumn Foliage Concert offers ‘healing’ to the daily life of citizens who take a walk on Namsan Mountain and nearby office workers at midday on weekdays. Along with small-scale musical performances of gugak (Korean traditional music) and classical music, diverse experience-based programs will be provided for visitors. All programs are free of charge and accessible on the spot.
Celebrating its third anniversary in 2017, the Namsan Trail Walking Festival will be held along the entire section of the 7.5km-long trail for 3 days from November 2 (Thu) to 4 (Sat). The festival provides people with an opportunity to encounter ‘the real Namsan Mountain’ by walking slowly along the Namsan Trail.
This event will be a great occasion in which citizens can discover the true characteristics of Namsan Forest, not only as Seoul’s representative tourist attraction or a dating destination. While walking along the Trail colored by beautiful autumn leaves, visitors can freely participate in a variety of experience-based programs prepared at each point at no cost.
In addition, separate programs created through expanding and reinterpreted existing programs related to Namsan Park such as ‘The Healing Forest,’ and ‘Kids’ Café in the Forest’ will in operation.
‘The Healing Forest’ is a program that takes place in the ‘healing forest’ of pine trees on Namsan Mountain which is well-loved by citizens since its opening in June 2017. It is composed of Pine Cone Acupressure Road, Drinking a Healing Tea, Healing Aroma Massage, and more.
The ‘Kids’ Café in the Forest’ aims to realize a kids’ café where children can play freely by utilizing the Hannam Children’s Forest Experience Ground actively, together with childcare experts.
|Hours||18th (Wed)||19th (Thu)||20th (Fri)|
|11:00~12:00||· Gayageum performance by Yoo Eo-ye (10 mins)
· Autumn tea making, autumn postcard making
|12:00~13:00||· Performance by Stupeo
|·Performance by Gyepi Sisters
(Ensemble of musical instruments)
|· Performance by wild band ID
|13:00~14:00||· Portrait drawing||· Autumn leave postcard calligraphy||· Diffuser making|
|Start / End||
Registration, Issuance of certificate
Photograph Exhibition on Healthy Namsan Forest
Experience of Crossing the Forest Animals’ Road
Art Zoo (Exhibition on Ten Species of Namsan’s Animals and Plants)
Exhibition on the ‘Namsan’s Birds’ Monitoring Results and Docents’ Explanation
Quiz and Wood-burning Experience with Namsan Forest Keeper ‘Gakkumi’