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[Korea] 2012 Tourist Information Center Cultural Experience Event

  • Date01/17/2012
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2012 Tourist Information Center Cultural Experience Event

Every year, the Tourist Information Center (TIC), located in the basement of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Headquarters in Seoul, hosts a series of exciting cultural experience programs. This year, the TIC will be holding such hands-on programs as making traditional crafts, playing folk games, writing names in Korean calligraphy, and trying on hanbok (traditional clothes). All programs are free, and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Moreover, the TIC staff will be present to assist the participants, and provide interpretation services in English, Chinese, and Japanese.

For further information, please refer to the Event Program below, or contact the TIC.

  • 2012 Cultural Experience Event Programs:

    * Hanbok Experience
    Time: 09:30~17:30 on scheduled days
    (See monthly schedule below)

    Try on different styles of hanbok (traditional clothes) made for different occasions (e.g. everyday, wedding, ancient courtroom, etc.)
    * Korean Calligraphy
    Time: 13:00~17:00 on scheduled days
    (See monthly schedule below)

    Learn how to write your name in Korean calligraphy on hanji paper.
    * Traditional Crafts
    Time: 09:30~17:30 on scheduled days
    (See monthly schedule below)

    Make your own jegi (traditional shuttlecock), or decorate a postcard to send home.
    * Folk Games
    Time: 09:00~20:00 on Seollal (Lunar New Year) and Chuseok (Thanksgiving) holidays

    Play traditional folk games of yutnori (board game), tuho (arrow toss), jegi-chagi (shuttlecock kicking) and paengi-chigi (top spinning).
  • 2012 Schedule

    (◎: Programs taking place)
    (Programs are held during the third week of each month, Seollal and Chuseok holidays, and the Golden Week period) (total 90 days)

    Programs taking place
    Date Program
    month period Hanbok Experience Name Writing in Korean Calligraphy Traditional Crafts Play Folk Games
    09:30~17:30 13:00~17:00 09:30~17:30 09:00~20:00 (Starts at 11:00 on the opening day, and finishes at 17:00 on the last day)
    1 1.10(Mon)~1.21(Sat)  
    1 1.22(Sun)~1.25(Wed)    
    2 2.13(Mon)~2.18(Sat)  
    3 3.12(Mon)~3.17(Sat)  
    4 4.16(Mon)~4.21(Sat)  
    5 5.1(Tue)~5.6(Sun)    
    5 5.14(Mon)~5.19(Sat)  
    6 6.11(Mon)~6.16(Sat)  
    7 7.16(Mon)~7.21(Sat)  
    8 8.13(Mon)~8.18(Sat)  
    9 9.10(Mon)~9.15(Sat)  
    9 9.27(Thu)~10.4(Thu)    
    10 10.15(Mon)~10.20(Sat)  
    11 11.12(Mon)~11.17(Sat)  
    12 12.10(Mon)~12.15(Sat)  
  • More info

    ☞ Period: January - December, 2012 (total 90 days)
    - Regular: Monday - Saturday, third week of each month (total 72 days)
    - Special: Seollal holidays (January 22 – 25) / Golden Week (May 1 – 6) /
    Chuseok holidays (September 27 – October 4)
    ☞ Venue: Tourist Information Center, Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters (B1)
    ☞ Programs: Hanbok experience, Writing Names in Korean calligraphy, Traditional Crafts, Folk Games
    ☞ Interpretation Services: English, Chinese, Japanese
    ☞ Admission: Free / First-come, first-served basis (No reservation required)
    ☞ Inquires: +82-2-729-9497~9 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)