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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government is providing a wide range of programs for the hot summer.
    Forget the heat and enjoy a special summer vacation in Seoul.

    1. Enjoy Hot Summer Days at Namsangol Hanok Village Vacance

    Enjoy Hot Summer Days at Namsangol Hanok Village Vacance

    Namsangol Hanok Village provides Namsangol Vacance from July 19 (Wednesday) to August 31 (Thursday). Enjoy a variety of summer seasonal events in hanok.

    Pil-dong, where Namsangol Hanok Village is situated, is known as a summer vacation spot where Korean ancestors used to stay to avoid the heat of the summer and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape and cool weather. Namsangol Vacance introduces how Korean ancestors enjoyed the summer and provides an interesting new experience to both Koreans and foreign visitors to Namsangol Hanok Village.

    Its signature program is Osu (napping).
    Osu is for those who feel drowsy after eating lunch, tired office workers, and exhausted students. The program involves taking a nap on the cool daecheong maru floor of hanok.
    Participants are provided with summer items that were frequently used by Korean ancestors such as bamboo wives, cool ramie pillows, and blankets.
    Participants can enjoy a foot bath before Osu. During this program, they entrust their cell phones to the staff and enjoy a summer nap in hanoks.

    Hanok Comic Rental Shop provides a wide range of books and comic books.
    In the Hanok Comic Rental Shop, visitors can escape the heat with traditional Korean beverages.

    Recently, napping cafes, coffee naps, and book & comic book cafes are becoming popular. In Namsangol Vacance, visitors can enjoy such items in traditional hanoks during the summer.

    Osu - House of the Yun Clan


    Namsangol Hanok Village Summer Program “Namsangol Vacance”

    1. ○ Period: July 19, 2017 – August 31, 2017 / 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Saturday
    2. ○ Place: Namsangol Hanok Village
    3. ○ Main programs
      ▸Osu: Take a nap on the cool daecheong maru.
      ▸Hanok Comic Rental Shop: Read a comic book with traditional Korean iced beverages.
    4. ○ Admission: Free admission with fees for some events.
    5. ○ Host: Seoul Metropolitan Government
    6. ○ Sponsor: Juice Come Funny
    7. ○ Inquiry: Website of Namsangol Hanok Village www.hanokmaeul.or.kr +82-2-2261-0517

    Summer Programs

    Category Program Place Operation hours Price (won)
    Hanbok Trying on Hanbok House of Yi Seung-eop Tuesday – Sunday 10:30-17:00 10,000
    Summer Experience Osu House of the Yun Clan Wednesday – Saturday 11:00-17:00 3,000
    Hanok Comic Rental Shop House of the Min Clan 11:00-17:00 3,000
    Traditional Programs Sagunja (Four Noble Ones) Shrine of Yun Taek-yeong Tuesday 14:00-16:00 2,000
    Hangeul Calligraphy Wednesday 14:00-16:00 3,000
    Chinese Calligraphy Thursday 14:00-16:00 2,000
    Reenactment of Namhakdang School Saturday/Sunday 11:00am Free
    Namsangol Night Market What to See/What to Enjoy/What to Eat Namsangol Hankok Village  Saturday (July-October) 17:00-22:00 Free

    * The schedule is subject to change.

    2. Enjoy a Variety of Free Programs at Seoul Campgrounds!

    Seoul Family Campgrounds built by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in abolished schools of other cities provide a variety of programs to visitors from 2017.
    Six campgrounds (Hoengseong, Pocheon, Jecheon, Cheorwon, Seocheon, and Hampyeong) provide various eco-friendly family programs such as Purification Plant Pot Making, Grape Jam Making, and Natural Face Mist Making at least once a week from July to October.

    Through these eco-friendly family programs, visitors can make items using ingredients they can easily get in their daily lives, learn how to cook local dishes with local specialties, or enjoy various farm village programs.
    Visitors can learn how to make useful items under the guidance of instructors. Each program takes about one to two hours and all ingredients are provided for free.
    As the space and ingredients are limited, spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Hoengseong Natural Face Mist Making Pocheon Purification Plant Pot Making Jecheon Natural Shampoo Making
    <Hoengseong> Natural Face Mist Making <Pocheon> Purification Plant Pot Making <Jecheon> Natural Shampoo Making
    Cheorwon Cookie Clay Seocheon Colorful Pickles Making Hampyeong Wax Candle Making
    <Cheorwon> Cookie Clay <Seocheon> Colorful Pickles Making <Hampyeong> Wax Candle Making

    In particular, the campgrounds provide the programs two to three times a week even on weekdays during the summer vacation season from July 24 to August 30.

    Since 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has been operating family campgrounds in abolished schools of other cities so that citizens can get away from the city and enjoy the beauty of nature.
    All campgrounds are located in beautiful rural areas and a family of four can rent all the necessary camping gear which include a tent, table, and brazier at 25,000 won per night. The campgrounds are very popular and usually fully booked during the summer vacation and weekends.

    Cheorwon Pyeonghwa Village Campground

    Campgrounds have amenities including shower facilities, kitchens, parking lots, cafeterias as well as various attractions such as ping-pong tables, go class, vegetable gardens, enzyme making, and mini zoo/botanical gardens.

    You can book a campsite via the “Seoul Public Service Reservation System” (http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr

    Seoul Campgrounds Program Schedule

    Category Hoengseong Byeolbit Village
    Pocheon Jayeon Village
    Jecheon Haneul Tteure
    Cheorwon Pyeonghwa Village
    Seocheon Geumbit Noeul
    Hampyeong Nabi Village
    Monday-Saturday (7pm-8pm)
    Sunday (9:30am-10:30am)
    July 22 (Saturday) Natural Anti-Mosquito Agent Making Cookie Clay Making Natural Anti-Mosquito Agent Making Purification Topiary Straw Hat Drawing Hinoki Cypress Soap Making
    July 23 (Sunday)           Wax Candle Making
    July 24 (Monday) Natural Face Mist Making   Natural Face Mist Making     Mask Fancy Wood Making
    July 25 (Tuesday)           Wishing Sotdae Making
    July 26 (Wednesday) Natural Moisturizing Lotion Making   Natural Moisturizing Lotion     Leathercraft
    July 27 (Thursday)         Woodcraft Traditional Handicrafts
    July 28 (Friday) Natural Soap Making   Natural Soap Making     Hinoki Cypress Soap
    July 29 (Saturday) Natural Pain Relief Patch Making Traditional Gochujang Making Natural Pain Relief Patch Making Grape Jam Making Hand Painting Wax Candle
    July 30 (Sunday)           Mask Fancy Wood
    July 31 (Monday) Natural EM Shampoo Making   Natural EM Shampoo     Wishing Sotdae
    August 1 (Tuesday)         Straw Hat Drawing Leathercraft
    August 2 (Wednesday) How to Utilize EM   How to Utilize EM     Traditional Handicrafts
    August 3 (Thursday)         Succulent Planting Hinoki Cypress Soap
    August 4 (Friday) Natural Anti-Mosquito Agent Making   Natural Anti-Mosquito Agent Making     Wax Candle
    August 5 (Saturday) Natural Moisturizing Lotion Purification Topiary Making Natural Moisturizing Lotion Rice Clay Natural Handkerchief Dyeing Mask Fancy Wood
    August 6 (Sunday)   Rice Clay   Purification Plant Pot Making   Wishing Sotdae
    August 7 (Monday) Natural Toothpaste Making Grape Jam Making Natural Toothpaste Making Cookie Clay   Leathercraft
    August 8 (Tuesday)   Purification Topiary   Traditional Gochujang Making Woodcraft Traditional Handicrafts
    August 9 (Wednesday) Pine Cone Freshener Making Cookie Clay Pine Cone Freshener Grape Jam Making   Hinoki Cypress Soap
    August 10 (Thursday)   Traditional Gochujang Making   Purification Topiary Straw Hat Decor Wax Candle
    August 11 (Friday)   Purification Plant Pot   Rice Clay   Mask Fancy Wood
    August 12 (Saturday) Flower Toner Making Grape Jam Making Flower Toner Cookie Clay Hand Painting Wishing Sotdae
    August 13 (Sunday)   Purification Topiary   Traditional Gochujang Making   Leathercraft
    August 14 (Monday) Natural Pain Relief Patch Making Rice Clay Making Natural Pain Relief Patch Making Play with Bugs   Traditional Handicrafts
    August 15 (Tuesday)         Wind Chime Making Hinoki Cypress Soap
    August 16 (Wednesday) Natural Toothpaste Making   Natural Toothpaste Making     Wax Candle
    August 17 (Thursday)         Natural Handkerchief Dyeing Mask Fancy Wood
    August 18 (Friday)           Wishing Sotdae
    August 19 (Saturday) Natural Aromatic Candle Making Play with Bugs Natural Aromatic Candle Making Purification Plant Pot Gochujang Making Leathercraft
    August 20 (Sunday)           Traditional Handicrafts
    August 21 (Monday)           Hinoki Cypress Soap
    August 22 (Tuesday)         Succulent Planting on Clay Doll Wax Candle
    August 24 (Thursday)         Mosi Songpyeon Making Wishing Sotdae
    August 25 (Friday)           Leathercraft
    August 26 (Saturday) Natural Soap Making Cookie Clay Natural Soap Making Grape Jam Making Wind Chime Making Traditional Handicrafts
    August 27 (Sunday)           Hinoki Cypress Soap
    September 2(Saturday) Local Dish Cooking Woodcraft Local Dish Cooking Rice Clay Injeolmi Making Wax Candle
    September 3 (Sunday)           Mask Fancy Wood
    September 9 (Saturday) Pine Cone Freshener Rice Clay Pine Cone Freshener Woodcraft Pressed Flowers Tumbler Making Wishing Sotdae
    September 10 (Sunday)           Leathercraft
    September 16 (Saturday) Local Dish Cooking Purification Plant Pot Local Dish Cooking Purification Topiary Colorful Pickles Making Traditional Handicrafts
    September 17 (Sunday)           Hinoki Cypress Soap
    September 23 (Saturday) Natural Face Mist Making Woodcraft Natural Face Mist Making Play with Bugs Hand Painting Wax Candle
    September 24 (Sunday)           Mask Fancy Wood
    September 30 (Saturday) Natural Dish Sponge Making Play with Bugs Natural Dish Sponge Making Woodcraft Chestnut Roasting Wishing Sotdae
    October 1 (Sunday)           Leathercraft
    October 7 (Saturday) Local Dish Cooking   Local Dish Cooking     Traditional Handicrafts
    October  8 (Sunday)           Hinoki Cypress Soap
    October 14 (Saturday) Natural Moisturizing Lotion   Natural Moisturizing Lotion     Wax Candle
    October 15 (Sunday)           Mask Fancy Wood
    October 21 (Saturday) Local Dish Cooking   Local Dish Cooking     Wishing Sotdae
    October 22 (Sunday)           Leathercraft
    October 28 (Saturday) Natural Lip Moisturizer  Making   Natural Lip Moisturizer     Traditional Handicrafts

    ※ The schedule is subject to change, depending on the weather or other circumstances.

    3. Summer Vacance in Downtown “Seoullo Summer Festival – Seoullo go”

    Seoullo 7017, Korea’s first overpass walkway, has become a new summer vacation spot downtown. The Seoul Metropolitan Government is holding the “2017 Seoullo Summer Festival – Seoullo go” from July 21 (Friday) to 30 (Sunday) in which it provides a wide range of summer events and programs.


    Main programs

    Seoullo go!

    Participants start from Malli-dong Plaza and walk through the overpass, completing several missions relating to plants, facilities, and historical and cultural heritages of Seoullo. Missions such as Take a Picture of the Seoul City Wall, Find a View of Namdaemun Church, and Seoullo Quiz are newly assigned daily. Participants who complete each mission are provided with a Seoullo Plant Badge. The final goal is to collect 10 badges in total.

    Malli-dong Plaza Festival

    ▲ Swimming: Kids can enjoy swimming safely in an above-ground pool. In addition, they can read about 100 books about swimming or play with water guns. You don’t have to get away from the city for your child’s summer vacation.
    ▲ Performances: Folk dance and music performances of various countries such as Hula of Hawaii, Brazilian Performance, Korean Traditional Fusion Band, and Classic Septet are provided on July 21 (Friday), 22 (Saturday), and from 25 (Tuesday) to 29 (Saturday). On the 23rd (Sunday), visitors can enjoy a movie.
    ▲ Others: Solving Box Mazes, Human-sized Jenga, and Building Dominoes

    Pop-up Botanical Book Exhibition:

    Abolished or useless botanical books were made into pop-up books and are put on exhibition for 10 days.

    Marionette Show:

    Marionette show experts present a new marionette show with ball-jointed dolls. You can see this amazing show right in front of the stage at Ivy Theater.
    The free-admission festival is open to all without the need for reservations.


    Program Overview

    1. 1. Project: 2017 Seoullo Summer Festival – Seoullo go
    2. 2. Period: July 21, 2017 (Friday) – July 30, 2017 (Sunday) (for 10 days)
    3. 3. Place: Seoullo
      ※ Refer to the table below for further information.
    4. 4. Programs
      Program Place Date Weekdays/Weekends Time
      Seoullo go! Seoullo July 21 – 30 Weekdays 18:00-20:00
      Weekends 18:00-21:00
      Botanical Book Playground Rose Stage July 21 – 30 Weekdays 17:00-20:00
      Rose Stage Weekends 16:00-21:00
      Various Playgrounds Malli-dong Plaza July 21 – 30 Weekdays 17:00-20:00
      Weekends 16:00-21:00
      Pungdeong Reading July 21 – 30 Weekdays 17:00-20:00
      Weekends 16:00-21:00
      Modu Noljang July 22 / July 29 16:00-21:00
      Malli-dong Stage July 21 – 22
      July 25 – 29
      From 19:30
      Stay Cool! Summer Festival July 23 From 20:00
      Midsummer Marionette Show Ivy Theater (Exhibition) July 21 – 30
      (Performance) July 28 – 30 18:00