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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Sept 20, 2019 - 09:58
  • Updated : Sept 20, 2019 - 09:58



1. Everland’s ‘Blood City’ Halloween festival

Everland theme park is holding the latest edition of its zombie-themed Halloween festival “Blood City” until Nov. 17.

Parts of the park feature a horror theme, with around 100 staff dressed as zombies, clowns and monsters. Performances and photo spots are available, including at the recently unveiled Raptor Ranger attraction.

Some of the most popular attractions, including the T-Express, have a horror theme as well.

For more information in Korean, English, Chinese or Japanese, visit www.everland.com.



2. Anmyeondo Beach Shrimp Festival

The Anmyeondo Beach Shrimp Festival is being held in the Anmyeondo Port area, known for wild tiger prawns.

Tourists and residents can enjoy the opening ceremony, performances, fireworks and hands-on activities, such as shrimp catching, mudflat exploration and talent contests.

The festival opens Saturday and continues through Oct.13.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, visit www.taean.go.kr.



3. Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour

The Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour focuses on remembering Korea’s heritage and ancestors.

Jeonju features rich traditional culture and historical sites as the homeland of the Lee clan who ruled the Joseon Kingdom.

The event is being held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

It is open to visitors of all ages, free of charge.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, visit www.jeonjunight.com.



4. Pohang Steel Art Festival

The Pohang Steel Art Festival blends steel, art and cultural activities throughout Pohang’s history, including the story of Posco’s success in the steel industry through its Finex steelmaking process.

Programs include the opening and closing events, a steel art piece exhibition, performances, weekend busking and a film screening.

The festival opens Saturday and will be held until Sept. 28. It is open to visitors of all ages.

For more information, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (steel.phcf.or.kr) is only in Korean.



5. Mindungsan Eulalia Festival

The Mindungsan Eulalia Festival is taking place in the Mindungsan area.

Events being held include weekend mountain climbing, talent contests, Arirang singing contests, eulalia music concerts, a gate ball competition and eulalia photo exhibitions. There are also opportunities to taste local food, write postcards and try mountain horseback riding.

It is open to visitors of all ages.

For more information in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, visit www.jeongseon.go.kr.