In Korea this November? You have 17 days to visit the spectacular Seoul Lantern Festival 2018

Li Meixian

| October 29, 2018

If you’ve never been to the Cheonggyecheon Stream before, you’re definitely missing out. Cheonggyecheon Stream often play host to various events and festivals, such as the recent 70th anniversary of Childfund Korea, where they displayed 870 green umbrellas tagged with the names of donors, which was a spectacular sight to see.

For the upcoming month in November, visitors will be able to look forward to the annual Seoul Lantern Festival, which will return for its 10th year at the Cheonggyecheon Stream with the theme, “Seoul Dream, Flowing Light”, with four different themes to look out for. Similar to the previous years, lighting displays will stretch along the stream and there will be various hands-on activities* such as the making of traditional lanterns and releasing of sky lanterns {NEW!}. (*participation fee may apply)

What: Seoul Lantern Festival 2018
When: 2 – 18 November 2018, 5pm – 11pm daily
Where: Cheonggyecheon Stream (From Cheonggye Plaza to Gwansugyo Bridge)
Getting There: Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5, Exit 5), City Hall Station (Line 1, 2, Exit 4), Jonggak Station (Line 1, Exit 6), Dongdaemun Station (Line 4, Exit 6 or 8)
Admission: Free
Website (in Korean only)

(A glimpse of 2017 Seoul Lantern Festival)

If you’re en route to shopping hotspots like Myeongdong or Dongdaemun, you should definitely make a stop here to check out these amazing lighting displays! It’s the festival’s 10th anniversary this year, so there’ll definitely be more to look out there. Check out what went down at the 2017 Seoul Lantern Festival:


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