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262 [Announcement of Winners] 2017 Korea Convention Program Pop Quiz 2017-03-29 449

[Announcement of Winners] 2017 Korea Convention Program Pop Quiz

261 Enjoy an Extraordinary Fireworks Festival on April 2 at Lotte World Tower! 2017-03-29 33

Enjoy an Extraordinary Fireworks Festival on April 2 at Lotte World Tower!


Lotte World Tower Fireworks 2017 - Refer to the text content for the image content.
 


Photo: Lotte World Tour Fireworks Festival (Credit: Lotte World Tower Fireworks Festival Management Department)

 

Lotte World Tower will be hosting a fascinating display of 30,000 fireworks on April 2 at 9 p.m., the night before their grand opening, at the Lotte World Tower Fireworks Festival.


Lotte World Tower will mesmerize visitors with fireworks that light up the night sky in accordance to eight different background music of diverse genre such as jazz and pop, along with the fascinating musical fireworks display at Songpa Naru Park (Seokchonhosu Lake). The fireworks display is expected to gain the attention of many domestic and international visitors as it will continue for 11 minutes, longer than the world famous fireworks display held at Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan (5 minutes) and Bruj Khalifa in Dubai (10 minutes).


Before the anticipated fireworks display take place, various K-pop celebrities will entertain visitors at a special performance stage nearby Lotte World Tower. Featured celebrities include D.I.A, Hong, Jin-Young, DJ DOC, and others. Recreational activities and prize giveaway events will be held after the fireworks display at 9:10 p.m.

The fireworks display will light up Seoul’s night sky with a theme of “Miracle of Korea,” and will be visible from any observatory spots in Seoul, including the areas of Songpa Naru Park, Olympic Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park, and even while on aboard the Hangang River Ferry Cruise.


More Info on the Lotte World Tower Fireworks Festival

☞ Period: April 2, 2017 / 19:30-21:30
☞ Location: Lotte World Tower and Songpa Naru Park (Seochonhosu Lake) area
☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 and 8), Exit 2. Walk approx. 5 min.
☞ Fee: Free
☞ Website: www.lwt.co.kr (Korean only)
☞ 1330 Korea Tourism Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Lotte World Tower Fireworks Festival Management Department


260 World’s Third Highest Observatory, Seoul Sky Opens March 22 2017-03-15 40

[Korea] World’s Third Highest Observatory, Seoul Sky Opens March 22


Seoul Sky, set to be the third highest observation deck in the world, will open March 22. The observatory is located on the upper floors (117-123F) of Seoul’s tallest building, Lotte World Tower. Seoul Sky is designed with the concept of “The Beauty and Pride of Korea."

 

Seoul Sky Tower Korea

Photo: Seoul Sky (Credit: Lotte World Tower Observatory Seoul Sky)



Even before opening, Seoul Sky is drawing in attention by breaking three Guinness World Records. The sky deck on the 118 Floor will be the “world’s highest glass-floored observation deck.” The Sky Shuttle elevator is being recorded as both the fastest double-deck elevator, with a speed of 600 meters per minute, and the elevator covering the longest distance.


Visitors can board the elevator to Seoul Sky from the lobby levels on B1 and B2. Seoul Sky will provide a complete view of the entire city through the glass walls on all sides. On clear days, visitors will be able to see as far as Songdo, Incheon and the Yellow Sea.


More Info Seoul Sky
☞ Address: 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
☞ Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 2. Walk approx. 5min.
☞ Operating hours: 09:30-23:00
※ Note, grand opening scheduled for 11:00 March 22. Subject to change
☞ Admission
- General ticket: Adults 27,000 won / Children 24,000 won
- Fast Pass: 50,000 won (Same price applies to all ages)
☞ Website: seoulsky.lotteworld.com (Korean only / English, Japanese, Chinese added April 1)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Lotte World Tower Observatory Seoul Sky

259 2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Korea 2017-03-03 38

[Korea] Cherry Blossoms Reach Seoul April 6!


Kweather Co. has predicted the blooming of cherry blossoms in Korea will be 2-5 days earlier than average. The blooming will start March 21 in Jeju, spread to the southern region March 26-31, and finally reach the central region April 2-9.

 

2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast in Korea


Cherry blossoms tend to take approximately one week from blooming to reach their peak. Therefore, it can be expected that Jeju will be in its prime around March 28, the southern region April 2-7, and the central region April 9-16. Please be aware that the forecast may change based on various weather conditions, including temperature differences and precipitation levels.


☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Kweather Co.

258 Catch the Spring Blooms in Korea as early as March! 2017-02-17 36

Spring Blooms in Seoul March 26-27!


2017 Spring Bloom Forecast in major cities(Forsythia, Azalea)



2017 Spring Bloom Forecast in major cities (Credit: Kweather Co.)


Kweather Co. has announced this year’s spring blossom forecast, with the news that this year’s peak season will be 1-4 days earlier than previous years.


Signaling the start of spring, forsythia will being blooming from March 13 in Jeju, arriving in the southern region March 14-24, before spreading to the central region March 24-April 3.


Another popular spring flower, azaleas will be brightening Jeju Island from March 16, the area around Busan and the southern coast March 17-27 and finally arriving in the central region March 27-April 5.


The flowers generally require one week after the start of blooming to reach their peak. Therefore, it is expected that Jeju will be at its most beautiful state after March 20, the southern region around March 21-21, and the central region March 31-April 10. Please be aware that the forecast may change based on various weather conditions, including temperature differences and precipitation levels.


More Info
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Kweather Co.

257 [Korea] PyeongChang 2018 Olympics G-1 Festival Begins Feb. 9 2017-02-07 30

[Korea] PyeongChang 2018 Olympics G-1 Festival Begins Feb. 9


The PyeongChang 2018 Olympics G-1 Festival, celebrating the one-year mark before the Games begin, is kicking off on February 9.


Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018


Operating under the slogan 'It’s you, PyeongChang,’ the G-1 count-down celebration is planned to be grand, including a variety of smaller events such as an international firework show at Gyeongpo in Gangneung and the K-Drama Festa in PyeongChang.


The opening ceremony will take place on February 9 at Gangneung Hockey Arena. The ceremony will include a countdown performance, a choir of 2018 participants, and a large countdown clock will be placed at Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall on February 8 to increase the excitement.


From February 9 to 19, various cultural and artistic performances will be taking place daily at venues such as Gangneung Special Stage, Haeram Cultural Center, and Gangneung Dano Cultural Center.


Other cultural festivals and events taking place throughout the Gangwon region include Pyeongchang Winter Music Festival, Pyeongchang Winter Festival, Gangneung Winter Culture Festival, and Jeongseon Godeureum Festival.


More info on PyeongChang 2018 Olympics G-1 Festival
☞ Period: February 9-19, 2017
☞ Venue: Areas of Pyeongchang-gun, Jeongseon-gun & Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
☞ Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com (Korean, English, Chinese, French)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Information courtesy of Gangwon Headquarter for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Culture & Arts Division

256 Korea MICE Bureau Website Satisfaction Survey - Announcement of Winners 2017-01-26 75

Korea MICE Bureau Announcement of Winners

255 Seoul City Tour Bus Installed Timetable Kiosks For Improved Experience 2017-01-11 30

Seoul City Tour Bus Installed Timetable Kiosks For Improved Experience


Seoul City Tour Bus


Always wonder the timetable of the Seoul City Tour Bus? Here is the solution to your worries!


A bus information kiosk is set up 12 major bus stops of the Seoul City Tour Bus route.


The bus stops with the kiosk installed include Gwanghwamun Square, Seorae Village, Gangnam Station, Sejong Center, Myeong-dong, Cheonggyecheon Plaza, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Lotte World, Seoul Forest, Namsangol Hanok Village, LG Building in front of Seoul Museum of History and Itaewon.


Besides bus information, the kiosk also offers tourism information in four languages (Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese)


More Info

☞ Related Page: Seoul City Tour (English)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

254 Korea National Museums Open All Year Round 2017-01-11 17

National Museums Open All Year Round


National Museum of Korea


Starting from this year, a total of eight national museums and one national art museum will be operating without regular closed dates.


The list of museums includes The National Museum of Korea, National Folk Museum of Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul], National Palace Museum of Korea, National Hangeul Museum, and National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, as well as Gyeongju National Museum, Gwangju National Museum and Jeonju National Museum.


The museums will only be closed on January 1, and the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), except for National Folk Museum of Korea (January 1 only) and National Palace Museum of Korea (open all year round).


More Info

☞ Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism website: www.mcst.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Information courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism

253 South Korea Marks 17 Million Tourists in 2016 2016-12-29 41

South Korea Marks 17 Million Tourists in 2016


Officials who meet 17 million visitors in celebration of the arrival of tourists are lined up on the podium.

Photo: Welcome ceremony for celebration for 17 million inbound visitors to Korea


A joyous ceremony was held for the celebration of total of 17 million international visitors to Korea, surpassing the last record of 14 million visitors back in 2014.


On December 27, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization held an anniversary event at Gimpo International Airport to celebrate passing the 17 million mark for foreign visitors to Korea in 2016. The 17 millionth visitor was a Japanese tourist visiting Korea for the first time with friends.


In addition, visitors who arrived at Gimpo International Airport around the same time were able to enjoy a non-verbal performance, fusion gukak performance, and take photos with various Korean character mascots at a photo zone.


More Info

☞ VisitKorea website: english.visitkorea.or.kr

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)