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Friday, December 23 2022 - 18:15
Seoul, be colored with light, the rising nightscape of city in Asia
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Best Places to Enjoy Seoul Night Views at the year-end.

- Seoul Tourism Organization puts onto the best winter festivals and 
attractions of Seoul to visit at the Christmas season and the year-end.
- "2022 Seoul Lantern Festival", "Seoul Light Gwanghwa" and "Gwanghwamun Square 
Market" will take place at Gwanghwamun Square at the end of this year. (19 
Dec.~31 Dec.)

Gwanghwamun Square - Seoul landmark where a feast of light will be held through 
three festivals simultaneously

Gwanghwamun Square is a must-visit place for travelers in Seoul. It is a 
landmark of Seoul where you can see the past and present features of Seoul at a 
glance. This year, three festivals will be hold simultaneously at Gwanghwamun 
Square from 19th to 31st in December.

Gwanghwamun Square has been newly remodeled last August as restoring 'Woldae' 
in front of Gwanghwamun that is the main gate of Gyeongbokgung, the palace of 
the Joseon Dynasty. 'Woldae' is the wide stylobate installed in front of the 
main buildings of the palace. Its appellation is derived from a platform good 
to see the moon. The different charms of day time and night time at Gwanghwamun 
Square also bring tourists here continuously.

"Seoul Lantern Festival" launched in 2009 and celebrates its 14th anniversary 
this year is the remarkable cultural tourism lantern festival in Seoul. It was 
held in Cheonggye Plaza and Cheonggyecheon with a new theme every year, and it 
will take place at Gwanghwamun Square this year for the first time.

The exhibits will be lightened up from 6:00pm to 10:00pm every evening, and you 
can see the colorful light artworks symbolizing the past, present and future of 
Seoul. In addition, a 12-meter-tall grand lantern of rabbit and lucky bag will 
be displayed to welcome the new year of 2023 which is the year of the rabbit. 
It is expected to attract the attention of visitors who are looking forward to 
hope and happiness in the new year.

"Seoul Light Gwanghwa"is a lighting performance, a combination of a media 
façade show that the outer walls of buildings around Gwanghwamun Square.

A signature show using lights and lasers will start for 10 minutes from 6:00pm 
to 10:00pm, and about 5 minutes video for each site will be followed and 
repeated for the next 50 minutes.

A giant Christmas tree and big sized snowball photo zone will be set up, and an 
on-site photo printing service will be provided to print out the photos taken 
in the landmark of Seoul.

Deoksugung Stonewall Path - A nightscape completely full of Korean mood

The night view of all palaces is beautiful, but Deoksugung in particular has a 
walkway along the stonewall of the palace, and now it is a famous filming set 
of many Korean dramas and movies. At night, Deoksugung is open until 9:00PM and 
admission is allowed from 8:00PM.

The night view of Deoksugung provides a fantastic experience as like you went 
back to the past momentarily in downtown Seoul.

Myeongdong Cathedral and its surroundings - The best place to enjoy Christmas 

Myeongdong Cathedral is one of the best night views that many Koreans also 
visit during the Christmas season. At the lower part of the hill where the 
cathedral is located, there is a beautiful LED rose garden good to visit in 

There are also two big department stores in Myeongdong area. They present a new 
media façade artwork every year and it is so famous that everyone wait until 
sunset in front of the building to watch the show. The department stores also 
decorate the exterior walls and surroundings of the buildings with Christmas 
ornaments, and set-up photo-zone with Christmas tree and lanterns. The 
Christmas lighting decoration that two department stores are competing for 
since they are located on the same street but it gives visitors the joy and 
happiness of the season, so it is recommended to visit if you are in Myeongdong.

Source: Seoul Tourism Organization

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   Caption: Seoul Lantern Festival 2022