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[Travel Bits] Festivals and sights across KoreaBy Yoon Min-sik
Published : Dec. 5, 2019 - 14:14
Little Prince Starlight Festival of Petite France
The sixth Little Prince Starlight Festival of Petite France will be held throughout the Petite France Park in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, until Feb. 29.
The annual festival is inspired by the southern French town of Montpellier. In addition to lighting decorations at night, one highlight is the 30-meter-long light tunnel installed next to a round structure modeled after asteroid B 612, home of the Little Prince from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book.
There will also be events such as marionette and puppet performances.
Tickets cost 10,000 won for adults, 8,000 won for teenagers and 6,000 won for children.
For more information in Korean, English or Chinese, visit www.pfcamp.com.
Busan Christmas Tree Festival
The annual Busan Christmas Tree Festival is being held along the streets of Gwangbok-ro in Jung-gu, Busan, through Jan. 5, 2020.
Lights, concerts, a giant Christmas tree, street performances and other events create a festive mood.
Visitors of all ages are welcome, free of charge.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (bctf.kr) is only in Korean.
Yangpyeong Icefish Festival
Yangpyeong Icefish Festival takes place at the Baekdong fishing site and Soomy Village from Friday until Feb. 16, 2020.
During the festival, visitors can eat warm fish cakes and roasted chestnuts. Aside from ice fishing, other traditional winter games and activities such as kite-flying, top spinning, sledding and jjinbbang-making (steamed buns with red bean filling) will be available.
The hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and participation fees vary by activity. The minimum age for visitors is 3.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (soomyland.com) is only in Korean.
E-World Starlight Festival
The E-World Starlight Festival in Daegu features 10 million lights in a large area around E-World and 83 Tower. Hot air balloons, illuminated roses and mask light decorations are all part of this carnival-like festival.
Large trees are decorated along the 200-meter Light Road, as well as the Umbrella Road, Carnival Road and a photo zone with 1,000 lights. Some 10,000 light-emitting diode roses cover the “proposal stairs.”
The festival runs until March 1.
For more information in Korean, English, Japanese or Chinese, call the travel hotline at 1330. The homepage (www.eworld.kr) is only in Korean.
Herb Island Light Festival
The Herb Island Lighting Festival creates a romantic ambiance with beautiful lighting displays. Visitors can enjoy the pink wish tunnel, sparkling buildings, Santa Village, photo zone and other twinkling places.
It is open to visitors of all ages, and tickets cost 9,000 won. It is held until April 30, 2020. Children, senior citizens, people with disabilities and groups of 20 or more get in for 7,000 won per person.
For more information in Korean, English or Chinese, visit www.herbisland.co.kr.
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