SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, June 17, 2019 – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will run the “Hangang Night Tour” program starting from June 28 to July 26, 2019.
The 90-minute tour program will start at 8 p.m. at Banpo Hangang Park and be available four times a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Up to 50 adults are allowed to participate per tour. Children or teenagers under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian.
During the Hangang Night Tour, participants can visit the night view attractions around the Banpo Hangang Park with a tour commentator specialized in the Hangang River.
Since it started in 2018, this night tour program has been very well received by participants, gaining 100 percent of advance reservation rates and 92 percent satisfaction rate. Due to this popularity, the city government decided to double the number of tour operations and increase the number of participants.
Major tour spots include Seoraeseom Island, where participants can enjoy contemplating with a quiet night view; Sebitseom Island’s media facade show, which is formed by the shape of a flower; and Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the longest bridge fountain in the world, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008.
In addition to the tour, various hands-on programs will be provided as well. The newly introduced program this year is “Making My Own Lantern,” which each participant has a chance to make his or her own lanterns and then join the tour with holding it. Participants’ colorful lanterns are expected to light up the night of the river.
With the night tour program, the “Hangang History Tour” consisting of 12 walking courses will also be run. Visiting the river’s historical sites and cultural facilities, participants can hear the cultural commentator’s explanation about the history, culture and people of the river. It runs every day except for Tuesdays until November 30. Those interested in participating in the tour should make an advance reservation through the Website. At least five to up to 200 people can apply for the tour. For foreigners, English commentary service is also available.
The both tour programs can be made a reservation from June 18 through the Websites: the Seoul Public Service Reservation Website at http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr for the Hangang Night Tour, and http://visit-hangang.seoul.kr for the Hangang History Tour.