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Seoul Lantern Festival

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A night to remember

This is a wonderful way to spend an early November night in Seoul. Located a short distance from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you’re in Seoul in November we went last night and it pretty amazing it’s about a... read more

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With 2 million annual attendees, the Seoul Lantern Festival is one of the city's best-known cultural celebrations. The free November event is held along the Cheonggycheon Stream in downtown Seoul and features hundreds of intricate life size lanterns...more
Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul, South Korea
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All reviews nice evening walk wonderful opportunity street level cheonggyecheon stream lanterns
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful way to spend an early November night in Seoul. Located a short distance from city hall and FREE to anyone it is worth a stroll along the little river. Often seen in K-dramas, it is even more beautiful at night with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikkilmack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must if you’re in Seoul in November we went last night and it pretty amazing it’s about a couple of km long and you get to make a floating lantern

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank james_anderson64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time in Seoul and visited the lantern festival. The water was pretty and the lanterns were quite the site. Our 6 year old son had a wonderful time. I also can't say enough about the street venders selling food. Amazing, you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UH60Girl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Lantern Festival about 3 days ago. This year (2018) is the 10th edition of the Lantern Festival, running until 18th November 2018. Although the atmosphere is more colourful and carnival-like in the night time, nevertheless, it feels worthwhile even to see the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Onn11
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is very nice and enjoyable festival, where many activities are displayed along with cultural introduction. A wonderful international gathering.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Okarahan
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The best experience in Seoul because this festival is so amazing, wonderful, and beautiful. So many food stall and food trucks operating throughout the festival. This festival be held at Cheonggyecheon Stream. I think this is the best lantern festival in the world.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank fismi
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a lantern festival in Seoul and the best experience visit this festival. This festival was amazing. You will remember it for the rest of your life. Don't miss this opportunity.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank isnainifa
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This festival offers some beautiful and romantic nighttime scenery in the heart of Seoul. It was fun to wander along the Cheonggyecheon to see the colorful lanterns displayed in & along the stream. However, this festival pales in comparison to the much larger and more...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SMLove226
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This festival was amazing! So much good pictures to take. Street were packed! Lanterns and figures were beautiful

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a truly awesome festival that I would highly recommend to any visitors to Seoul. Highlights include a fantastic parade of amazingly intricate paper lanterns as well as performances of traditional Korean dance and drumming. Visitors to the festival can create their own paper...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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3 October 2018|
Response from Shannon F |
It's a 1.3km walk
25 September 2018|
Response from Companion631261 |
Hours of operation is 17:00-23:00 everyday from November 2-18, 2018. Better be there before dark, around 17:30. People from all over Seoul walk to the Stream by 20:00. So you can come and enjoy the Seoul Lantern Festival... More
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Response from Okarahan | Reviewed this property |
Hello, As far as I know no. In Seoul next lantern festival will be during May 2019.