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Seoul Lantern Festival

Beginning this Friday, and running for just over 2 weeks, the Seoul Lantern Festival will be lighting up the Cheong gye cheon (stream) in Myeongdong.

This year is the third annual Lantern Festival in Seoul, and the theme will be the city’s long history and traditions. Over 30,000 lanterns will be placed in and around Cheong gye cheon, including displays from 25 countries, a ½ scale model of Namdaemun (the Great South Gate), and superheroes, like Batman, Superman and Robot Taekwon.

From Saturday, Nov. 5th, the Gwanggyo Gallery will be running experience programs, such as crafts and lantern making.

The festival runs from Nov. 4th – 20th, from Cheong gye Plaza to Gwansu gyo (bridge). From Seoul Station, take subway line 1 two stops to Jonggak Stn, (it’s just past City Hall) and exit through #4 or 5. You can also take Line 2 to City Hall, exit #4, or Line 5 to Gwanghwanum Stn, exit #5.