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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Suwon Culture Night

Suwon Culture Night will take place in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, from Oct. 15-17.
Held at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Temporary Palace, the areas are decorated with media art installations, titled “eight nights.”
Every corner of the fortress offers a historical and cultural experience to visitors.
Admission fees vary by program.
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Jeonju International Sori Festival

The Jeonju International Sori Festival will take place in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province. The festival runs for five days starting Sept. 29 at the Sori Arts Center.
Organized by the Jeonju International Sori Festival Committee, the festival aims to allow visitors to enjoy various music from around the world, including traditional Korean music.
A variety of programs for different ages are available at a fee.
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Royal Culture Festival

The Royal Culture Festival will take place in Jongno, central Seoul, from Oct. 2 to 10.
The festival is held at different places, including five royal palaces, Jongmyo Shrine and Sajik Altar, as well as online. The event aims to share knowledge of Korean cultural heritage through performances, exhibitions and various programs.
The programs include an online children’s festival, a royal palace photo competition, change of guards ceremonies and more.
Visitors of all ages are welcome and participation fees vary.
Additional information can be found at

Icheon Ceramics Festival

The 35th Icheon Ceramics Festival will take place at Yes Park in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, from Oct. 1 to 10.
A UNESCO-recognized city of creative culture, Icheon is widely known for its beautiful ceramics.
Organized by the Icheon Ceramics Festival Committee, the annual festival seeks to present the art and beauty of Korean ceramics.
Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the history of Korean ceramics and enjoy various hands-on programs.
All ages are welcome and more information can be found on

Gimje Horizon Festival

The Gimje Horizon Festival takes place in front of the Byeokgoljae Reservoir in Gimje, North Jeolla Province. Under the theme of “sky and land meeting at the horizon,” the festival aims to showcase the uniqueness of South Korea’s farming culture.
A variety of programs are available for festivalgoers, including rice harvesting, a Black Eagle air show and a parade. This year’s festival will be held both online and offline from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.
More information can be found at

By Lee Si-jin (
Korea Herald daum