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.
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.
|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|
|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.
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|
|<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）
|Category||Hoengseong Byeolbit Village
|Pocheon Jayeon Village
|Jecheon Haneul Tteure
|Cheorwon Pyeonghwa Village
|Seocheon Geumbit Noeul
|Hampyeong Nabi Village
|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.
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.
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.
▲ 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
Abolished or useless botanical books were made into pop-up books and are put on exhibition for 10 days.
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.
|Seoullo go!||Seoullo||July 21 – 30||Weekdays||18:00-20:00|
|Botanical Book Playground||Rose Stage||July 21 – 30||Weekdays||17:00-20:00|
|Various Playgrounds||Malli-dong Plaza||July 21 – 30||Weekdays||17:00-20:00|
|Pungdeong Reading||July 21 – 30||Weekdays||17:00-20:00|
|Modu Noljang||July 22 / July 29||16:00-21:00|
|Malli-dong Stage||July 21 – 22
July 25 – 29
|Stay Cool! Summer Festival||July 23||From 20:00|
|Midsummer Marionette Show||Ivy Theater||(Exhibition) July 21 – 30||–|
|(Performance) July 28 – 30||18:00|