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Rose Festival n Welcome to Joseon

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Enjoy a feast of festivals for the family in May, the Month of the Family!

 

In May, the queen of months, many events and festivals are held all around the country including Children’s Day and Parents’ Day in particular. As many people like to spend some meaningful time with their family in spring, we will introduce a wide range of festivals to help you make up your mind where to go this month.

Everland Rose Festival 

May 8 – June 14, 2015

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The Rose Festival, a glorious celebration of the queen of flowers, is now taking place at Everland, the renowned mega theme and amusement park. During the Everland Rose Festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, numerous gardens are decorated with about 34,000 rose bushes of 65 different species. Each garden features a wide variety of flowers arranged according to a characteristic theme, while diverse events bring an additional touch of vivacity to the beautiful rose gardens. Various rose-themed decorations, large and small fountains, and European-style buildings create fantastic harmonious scenery. At nighttime visitors can enjoy the romantic dreamlike scenery of roses illuminated by LED lighting. Furthermore, Everland offers visitors an opportunity to look around other themed sections after the festival. The Everland Rose Festival is the ideal destination for a spring outing with your family or loved ones in the Month of the Family.

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Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Contact: +82-31-320-5000

Open hours: 10:00-22:00 (Please consult the website as it depends on the day.)

Admission fees:

Daytime: KRW 40,000 for Adults / KRW 34,000 for Teens / KRW 31,000 for Children and Seniors

Nighttime: KRW 32,000 for Adults / KRW 29,000 for Teens / KRW 27,000 for Children and Seniors

Open all year round

Website: http://www.everland.com

Transportation: Transfer to the Yongin Ever Line (Light Rail Transit) at Giheung Station on the Bundang Line!

– Take the shuttle bus (free of charge) from Yongin Ever Line’s last stop and go to Everland or Caribbean Bay.

– Ever Line operating hours: 05:30-23:30

 

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Surrounding Tourist Attractions:

[Ho-Am Art Museum]

Address: 38, Everland-ro 562beon-gil, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Contact: +82-31-320-1801~2

Open hours: 10:00-17:00

Closed on Mondays

Admission fees: KRW 4,000 for Adults / KRW 3,000 for Teens

Website: http://hoam.samsungfoundation.org/html/main/index.asp

 

[Samsung Transportation Museum]

Address: 171, Everland-ro 376beon-gil, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Contact: +82-31-320-9900

Open hours:

Mar. – Oct. 10:00-18:00 /

Nov. – Dec. 10:00-17:00 (Tuesday through Friday); 10:00-18:00 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Closed on Mondays

Admission fees: KRW 6,000 for Adults (20 – 65 years old) / KRW 5,000 for Minors (3-19 years old) / KRW 3,000 for Senior Citizens (Over 66 years old) / Infants and the Disabled: Free of charge

Website: http://www.stm.or.kr/main.html

 

* How to get to the Korean Folk Village from Everland

Take a bus No. 66 at Jeondaegyo Bridge – Jeondae / Everland Station (Ever Line) – Giheung Station (Bundang Line) – Transfer to Bus No. 37 at Geumhwa Maeul 4 Danji – Stop at the Korean Folk Village

 

Korean Folk Village’s Joseon Culture Festival

April 4 – June 7, 2015

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The exotic Joseon Culture Festival is taking place at the Korean Folk Village, Korea’s most representative folk village and museum. Under the theme of ‘Welcome to Joseon’, the festival offers visitors an exotic experience by vividly recreating the atmosphere of the Joseon Period. The festival features a diverse range of interesting programs for all the family including exciting dramatic reenactments involving various Joseon period personalities such as district magistrates, provincial officials, female entertainers, secret royal inspectors, warriors, beggars, and tavern hostesses; traditional handicraft production experiences including opportunities to make large bamboos flutes, rubber shoes, and identification tags; opportunities to wear traditional Korean dress; and traditional performances such as tight-rope walking and martial arts on horseback. In addition, visitors can sample tasty traditional cuisine all around the Korean Folk Village and especially at the traditional market.

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[Address] 90, Minsokchon-ro (Bora-dong), Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

[Contact] +82-31-288-0000

[Open hours]

Feb. – Apr.: Weekdays 09:30~18:00 / Weekends 09:30~18:30

May – Sep.: Weekdays 09:30~18:30 / Weekends 09:30~19:00

Oct. – Mid-Nov.: Weekdays 09:30~18:00 / Weekends 09:30~18:30

Mid-Nov. – Jan.: Weekdays 09:30~17:30 / Weekends 09:30~18:00

※ Please consult the website as open hours vary according to the season.

[Admission fees] KRW 15,000 for Adults / KRW 12,000 for Youth / KRW 10,000 for Children

(Please consult the website as the prices for the free pass and groups are different.)

Open all year round

Website: http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Transportation: Sanggal Station (Bundang Line) Exit No. 3 – Walk 50m towards a bus stop (bus stop #47985) – Take a bus No. 37 – Stop at the Korean Folk Village

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Surrounding Tourist Attractions:

 

[Gyeonggi Korean Traditional Music Center]

Address: 89, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Contact: +82-31-289-6400

Admission fees: Please consult the website as fees may vary depending on the performance.

Open hours: Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends and National Holidays 10:00-17:00

Website: http://www.ggad.or.kr/category/main/main.asp

 

[AMOREPACIFIC Museum of Art]

Address: 1920, Yonggu-daero (Bora-dong), Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Contact: +82-31-280-5535

Admission fees: Free

Open hours: 09:00-17:30

Closed on Weekends and National Holidays

Website: http://museum.amorepacific.co.kr/yongin2015.asp

 

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