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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Jun 29, 2018 - 17:01
  • Updated : Jun 29, 2018 - 17:01



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. 




Everland Summer Water Fun

The annual water festival is packed with programs like water shows, light shows and game 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 www.everland.com.




Busan Magic Festival

The Busan International Magic Festival kicks 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 www.hibimf.org.




Ulsan Whale Festival

The Ulsan Whale Festival is held in the area of the Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Special Zone. Visitors can explore the Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum and go on the Jangsaengpo Whale Watching Cruise.
The event is open to visitors of all ages, free of charge.
For more information, call the travel hotline at 1330 for information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese. The homepage (www.whalekorea.com) is only available in Korean.




Herb Island Lighting & Illumination Festival

Herb Island in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, is hosting the annual Lighting & Illumination Festival until Oct. 31.
The festival features a pink wish tunnel, sparkling buildings, Santa Village, photo zone and other places for visitors to enjoy.
Admission ranges from 4,000 won to 6,000 won, and is open to visitors of all ages.
For more information in Korean English or Chinese, visit www.herbisland.co.kr.