Visit Korea Festival
2015. 9. 1 ~ 10. 31
During Visit Korea Festival, your trip to Korea will become more special and memorable with various events and deals on eats, shopping, and performances.
For more details, visit http://festival.visitkorea.or.kr/en/
In Gyonggi-do province, the Festival includes the following events.
*** Festivities in Fall 2015 ***
Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival
Date: October 7– October 11, 2015
Location: Anseong Matchum Land in Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
This festival celebrates the proud and fascinating history of Korea’s oldest performance troupe, Namsadang. Once considered lower than the lowest servant, the Namsadang troupe rose to greatness in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and still remains a symbol of Korean pop culture and the city of Anseong (the troupe’s birthplace). The group’s traditional performance called Namsadang Nori, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.
Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival
Date: October 8 – October 11, 2015
Location: Hwaseong Haenggung Palace Plaza & Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Hwaseong is an impressive fortress that encompasses most of downtown Suwon, winding around the city and over the foothills of the nearby mountains. In celebration of the fortress’ incomparable beauty and important history, performers at the Suwon Culture Festival present a series of historical reenactments and events that once again bring Hwaseong to life, wrapping visitors in the magic of this treasured UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Main events include a reenactment of the Royal Parade of King Jeongjo the Great, a fireworks display, and the Citizen’s Parade.
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
Date: October 9 – October 11, 2015
Location: Jarasum Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Local and international jazz musicians congregate on the island to fill the lakeside air with the sweet sounds of jazz throughout the day and night.
** * Top Picks for Autumn Indulgence ** *
Myeongseongsan Mountain (명성산) in Pocheon
Sitting on the border shared by Pocheon in Gyeonggi-do and Cheorwon in Gangwon-do, Myeongseongsan Mountain offers expansive views of the beautiful Sanjeong Lake along its hiking trails. Falling on the second week of October, the annual Silver Grass Festival takes place around the Myeongseongsan Mountain and Sanjeong Lake areas. During the festival period, the most popular hiking trail is the one connecting Sanjeong Lake tourist area and Myeongseongsan Mountain.
Embracing nature at Seoul Grand Park’s ‘Forest Bath’
Seoul Grand Park Forest Park is a narrow path that takes visitors up and down the park’s trails. “Forest bathing” is the act of taking a leisurely walk in the woods while breathing in the aromatic scent of trees and nature. The trail’s entrance points are found in two areas: one behind the Forest Exhibition Center (to the right side of the main entrance of the Seoul Zoo in Seoul Grand Park), and the other behind the Australian Pavilion.
For both starting points, the trail goes back to the main entrance of the Seoul Zoo in Seoul Grand Park. Within the zoo, the path is divided into five sections by type of tree, which includes groves of acacia, chestnut, and pine trees. Visitors will enjoy 11 different themes such as ‘forest with nature,’ ‘forest for meditation,’ and ‘forest for rest.’ Walking through the forest bathing area takes as little as 50 minutes or as long as 2.5 hours.
*** Popular Filming Locations ***
petite France in Gapyeong is one of the prime locations for love birds to go on a romantic date outside of seoul. This location was also featured in the popular TV Drama ‘My Love from the Star.’
Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village is full of traditional architecture reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, which is the main reason why it is heavily seen from Korean historical dramas. It is also popular filming location for many K-dramas including ‘My Love from the Star’ and ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal.’
Paju’s Provence Village gives a delightful experience through French-themed building and gardens decorated with adorable fixtures and it was also seen in the drama “The Heirs.‘
The drams, ‘Producer’ filmed its rance scene at Pocheon’s Herb Island0