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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Coex Na Hit! Aquarium

Coex Aquarium is holding the “2018 Summer Na Hit! Aquarium” consisting of special underwater performances and an extension of operating hours.
The special features for the summer season include underwater performance by the “Octonauts” at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Other attractions include an exhibition of 20,000 sardines along with music, lighting and commentary at the Deep Blue Sea zone.
During the event, the operating hours for the aquarium will be extended by one hour to 9 p.m.
The event is held from July 27 to Aug. 5, Aug. 10 to Aug. 17.
Visit for more information in Korean, English, Chinese or Japanese 

Everland Summer Water Fun

The annual water festival is packed with programs including water shows, light shows and games and activities for visitors to enjoy. It is open to visitors of all ages and runs through Aug. 26.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, including on admission and participation fees, visit

Busan Magic Festival

The Busan International Magic Festival kicked off on June 29 with an opening ceremony on the shore of Haeundae Beach.
Programs include an international magic contest, magic gala show, magic fringe activities and individual education programs.
Participation is open to those 3 years old and above.
For more information in Korean or English, visit the homepage at

Boryeong Mud Festival

During the Boryeong Mud Festival period, July 13-22, tourists flock to the area to experience the benefits of Boryeong’s mud.
Visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding, swimming in the giant mud bath, marine mud-training course, mud massages. In the evening, music and fireworks continue to have the party going at the beach.
The admission fees vary from 11,000 won to 14,000 won for adults and from 9,000 won to 12,000 won for children. Those under 3 years of age can get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
The festival is open to visitors of all ages.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330.

Donggang International Photo Fest

The annual DongGang International Photo Festival features events such as the DongGang Photography Award Exhibition, International Open Call and Photojournalists Exhibition. It runs till Sept. 21.
Admission is 3,000 won for adults, 1,500 won for teenagers and 1,000 won for children. The event is open to visitors of all ages.
For more information, call the travel hotline at 1330 for information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese.