[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Aug 26, 2016 - 17:28
  • Updated : Aug 26, 2016 - 17:28
Water splash parade at Everland

Everland is hosting the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival, which is packed with programs such as splash parades, fireworks and a 3-D mapping show every night.

During the day, guests can enjoy Jack’s Splash Parade, which sprays 84 tons of water from 40 water cannons and six floats, three times a day. At night when the heat dies down, the park’s Rose Garden will be turned into a midsummer night’s dream paradise as the garden is transformed into a festival of lights. The garden will also feature 20 screens projecting visuals of famous impressionist art from Monet to Van Gogh and Hesse. The Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival is being held daily until Aug. 28.

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2016 Changdeok Palace Moonlight Foreigners Tour

Changdeok Palace Moonlight Tour, one of Seoul’s most popular palace tours, returns again this year, allowing guests the opportunity to wander around the place grounds in the moonlight.

Typically closed off to the public at night, the annual event allows a limited number of visitors to explore the gorgeously lit-up Changdeokgung grounds through a guided tour. With only 100 international guests allowed per tour, the palace will host its annual nighttime palace festivities on selected days until Oct. 16. Koreans are not permitted to join the foreigner-exclusive tours. Tickets cost 30,000 won and must be purchased in advance at

Nighttime walk in Jeonju

One of the country’s most traditional cities, Jeonju, is gearing up to host its first “Walk in Jeonju (Heritage Night and Heritage Story)” nighttime sightseeing and walking tour event.

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Jeonju’s historic Hanok Village will welcome visitors to attend its unique nighttime festivities. The upcoming event will include free outdoor performances, movie screenings and light shows as well as moonlight tours to some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Other festivities in Jeonju will include performances of Korean traditional dancing along the picturesque Jeonjucheon River, Korean traditional opera about the history of Jeonju and an art installation at the historic Pungnammun -- the only remaining gate of the Jeonju Fortress.

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K-Travel Bus summer promotion

Visit Korea Committee is conducting a summer promotion event for the K-Travel Bus service until Aug. 31, offering travelers discounted rates.

Participants who reserve a trip with the K-Travel bus via its homepage will receive a discount coupon worth $30. There is also an additional $10 discount for international students who present a university/college or language school ID card.

A drawing will also be held for those who post reviews of their experience of the K-Travel Bus during the promotion period. Prizes include iPad minis, 100,000 won gift cards and cosmetics products.

Busan Fireworks Festival

The annual Busan Fireworks Festival, which is in its 12th year, kicks off festivities on Oct. 22 along Gwangalli Beach.

Along with its breathtaking fireworks display show, the festival will feature a myriad of diverse events, including live music and street performances. It is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events, attracting more than 1 million visitors every year.

In the past the festival was held for two days, but this year’s it is slated to be held for one night only. For more information, visit