Special boat trips and taxis are available at the Hangang (River) for those who are looking for a meaningful and romantic Christmas holiday and year-end event, Seoul City said.
The Hangang leisure boat ride is available on Dec. 24 with a Christmas wine party, and with a Christmas-themed cruise featuring live music and a magic show running until Dec. 26. For New Year’s celebrations, the boats are holding New Year’s countdown boat cruises on Dec. 31 and a sunrise boat ride on Jan. 1. Only four boats will be running for the Jan. 1 event.
The Dec. 24 Christmas Party boat event leaves from Yeouido. The cruise goes to Banpodaegyo (Bridge), Yanghwadaegyo (Bridge) and the Bamseom (Islet) before returning to Yeouido. The Christmas wine party runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the boat course running two times.
The Christmas-themed boat event, scheduled for Dec. 24 to 26, is available from Yeouido and Jamsil as of 7:30 p.m.
The “Countdown Boat Ride” available on Dec. 31 runs from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. the next day to offer the public another special way to say goodbye to the old year and greet 2011.
The Hangang “Sunrise Boat Event” begins at 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011 from Yeouido. The cruise runs through the Han River Bridge and Dongjakdaegyo (Bridge) and returns to Yeouido after waiting for the sunrise at Cheonggyesan (Mt.).
The Sunrise Taxi that leaves from the 63 Building at 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011 is scheduled to arrive near the Nodeulseom (Island). It will then wait for the sun to rise out from the peak of Cheonggyesan (Mt.). Participants can also look forward to taking part in the special event of flying balloons filled with their New Year’s wishes. Once the participants have seen the New Year’s sunrise, they are scheduled to return to the 63 Building by 8 a.m.