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[Korea] Lotus Lantern Festival Begins May 2

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 Come witness Jongno Street awash in a sea of lotus flowers. All are welcome to attend the uniquely traditional Lotus Lantern Festival, where an endless series of lanterns warm the minds and souls of those in attendance, and the welcoming fragrance of tradition overflows.

When: Saturday May 3rd ~ Sunday May 4th.
* Those only able to attend one day of festivities should come Sunday, May 4th.

Day 1

Saturday May 3rd
2 pm: Bongeunsa temple – Exhibition of Traditional Lanterns
5 pm: Around Insa-dong – Dinner
7 pm: Insa-dong street – Eve Celebration of the Festival
8 pm: In front of Jogyesa temple – Buddhist Performances
(Closing Time: 9 pm)



Day 2

Sunday May 4th
2 pm: In front of Jogyesa temple – Buddhist Street Festival
4 pm: Dongdaemun stadium – Opening ceremony for the parade
6 pm: Around Insa-dong – Dinner
7 pm: Topgol Park (seating available) – Lantern Parade
9:40 pm: In front of Jogyesa temple
(Closing Time: 11:00 p.m.) – Daedong Celebration



KTX (Seoul Station - Subway Line 1-Jonggak station)
Express Bus (Express Bus Terminal - Subway Line 3-Anguk station)

[Accommodation] Motels Around Jogyesa temple and Insa-dong

[Further Information]
Tel: 02) 722-2206   Fax: 02) 722-2203   E-mail: ipogyo@buddhism.or.kr














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