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  • Seoul Lantern Festival 2013: Feast of Bright Lanterns Gracing Cheonggyecheon (Stream)

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    The flagship festival of Seoul’s fall, wherein hundreds of traditional Korean lanterns and invited foreign lanterns are beautifully exhibited along Cheonggyecheon (Stream) through the heart of Seoul!

    The festival where visitors can make unforgettable, wonderful memories during the cool autumn night, with lots of things to see and various user-friendly, experience-focused events!



    • Host : Seoul Lantern Festival Joint Promotion Committee
    • Venue : Cheonggye Plaza – Samilgyo (Bridge) (0.9km section)
    • Festival period : Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ Sunday, November 17, 2013
      * Event to continue for 17 consecutive days
    • Lantern lighting hours : 5 pm ~ 11 pm
    • Website : seoullantern.visitseoul.net
    • Guide languages available : English, Japanese, and Chinese
    • Admission : free


    ✢ Address: Seorin-dong 14 (Cheonggye Plaza), Jongno-gu, Seoul
    ✢ Detailed location:

    • Exit 5 (3 minutes away on foot) at Gwanghwamun Station on Subway Line 5
    • Exit 5 (3 minutes away on foot) at Jonggak Station on Subway Line 1
    • Exits 2, 3 (6 minutes away on foot) at Euljiro 1-ga Station on Subway Line 2

    ✢ Parking information:

    • Korea Press Center Car Park, Seoul Finance Center Car Park (fee-based service)

    Theme of the Seoul Lantern Festival 2013: “Hanseong Baekje’s Dream of Millennium”

    More than 600 lanterns produced using Korea’s traditional lantern-making techniques will reinstate with beautiful lights the history and relics of the ancient Kingdom of Baekje some 2,000 years ago and the culture and values of Seoul Hanseong, the ancient capital of Baekje.

    Theme Exhibition sites Exhibits
    1 500 years of Hanseong (current Seoul) Baekje Cheonggye Plaza – Gwanggyo (Bridge) Process of development of Seoul as Baekje’s capital and its cultural prosperity
    2 Relocation of the capital
    Ungjin (current Gongju) during the Baekje Era
    Gwanggyo (Bridge)
    –Jangtonggyo (Bridge)
    Relics and mural from the era of Ungjin as Baekje’s capital
    3 Sabi (current Buyeo) during the Baekje era Gwanggyo (Bridge)
    – Jangtonggyo (Bridge)
    Relics from the era of Sabi as Baekje’s capital
    4 Baekje’s spirit of recon…