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[Korea] Chuseok Schedule for Attractions & Shops in Regions other than Seoul

  • Date09/06/2019
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Photo: Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa

Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day, is a major holiday in Korea that celebrates bountiful harvest. This year’s Chuseok falls on September 13 (August 15 on lunar calendar), with the day before and after as part of the holiday period. This year’s holiday period is from September 12 to September 15, celebrating Chuseok for a total of four days, including the weekend. In order to enjoy a convenient vacation during the holiday period, travelers are advised to check the operating schedules of major attractions and businesses in advance.


▲ Major Attractions in Busan

* Nurimaru APEC House
- Closed September 8-20
- www.busan.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Busan Cinema Center
- Theaters: Closed September 12-15
- Film Projection Room (Indiplus): Closed September 12-15
- Cinema Desk: Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.dureraum.org (Korean, English)

* SEA LIFE Busan Aquariaum
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.busanaquarium.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Gukje Market
- Operating schedule varies by shop
- gukjemarket6.modoo.at (Korean only)

* Shinsegae Centum City
- September 12-13
- www.shinsegae.com (Korean, English, Chinese)

* Lotte Department Store – Busan Branch
- September 12-13
- store.lotteshopping.com (Korean only)


▲ Major Attractions in Daegu

* E-World
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.eworld.kr (Translations supported by Google Translate)

* E-World 83 Tower
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.83tower.kr (Translations supported by Google Translate)

* Seomun Market
- Varies by shop
- seomun.eneeds.gethompy.com (Korean only)

* Apsan Observatory & Cable Car
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.apsan-cablecar.co.kr (Korean only)


▲ Major Attractions in Gangwon-do

* Seoraksan National Park (Sokcho)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- seorak.knps.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm (Pyeongchang)
- Closed on the day of Chuseok (September 13)
- www.yangtte.co.kr (Korean only)

* Namiseom Island (Chuncheon)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.namisum.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Unification Observatory (Goseong)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.tongiltour.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* DMZ Museum (Goseong)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.dmzmuseum.com (Korean, English)


▲ Major Attractions in Chungcheong Region

* The Independence Hall of Korea (Cheonan)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.i815.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* National Institute of Ecology (Seocheon)
- Closed September 12-13
- www.nie.re.kr (Korean, English)

* Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa (Cheongju)
- Closed on the day of Chuseok (September 13)
- chnam.chungbuk.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


▲ Major Attractions in Jeolla Region

* Jeonju Hanok Village (Jeonju)
- Varies by shop
- tour.jeonju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Hanhwa Aqua Planet Yeosu (Yeosu)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.aquaplanet.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve (Suncheon)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.suncheonbay.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Suncheonman Bay National Garden (Suncheon)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.garden.sc.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Seonamsa Temple (Suncheon)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.seonamsa.net (Korean only)


▲ Major Attractions in Gyeongsang Region

* Bulguksa Temple (Gyeongju)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.bulguksa.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Gyeongju National Museum (Gyeongju)
- Closed on the day of Chuseok (September 13)
- www.gyeongju.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Andong Hahoe Folk Village (Andong)
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.hahoe.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)

* Hallyeosudo Viewing Ropeway (Tongyeong)
- Closed on the day of Chuseok (September 13)
- cablecar.ttdc.kr (Korean only)

* Historic Park of Geoje, P.O.W. Camp (Geoje)
- Closed on the day of Chuseok (September 13)
- www.pow.or.kr (Korean only)


▲ Major Attractions on Jeju Island

* Hallasan National Park
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.jeju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* Teddy Bear Museum
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.teddybearmuseum.com (Korean, English, Chinese)

* Yeomiji Botanical Garden
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.yeomiji.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

* O’sulloc Tea Museum
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.osulloc.com (Korean, English, Chinese)

* Hanhwa Aqua Planet Jeju
- Open during Chuseok holidays
- www.aquaplanet.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


* The above information is subject to change without notice. Language assistance may vary depending on staff schedule.

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