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[KTO] Join Lotus Lantern experience!

  • Date04/25/2013
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*A Special Cultural Experience Event Provided by Korea Tourism Organization

In celebration of the 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival, the Korea Tourism Organization will hold a special program for international tourists.

Participants in the program will experience Buddhist culture through making lotus lantern, eating temple food, and watching lantern parade. They will also participate in the lantern parade with the lantern that they made, the Lotus Lantern Festival’s main event.

More info

<2013 KTO’s Lotus Lantern Festival Special Program>
Venue: Jogyesa Temple (Seoul, Jongno-gu, Ujeongguk-ro, 55) and Jongno1-3ga Streets
*Direction to Jogyesa Temple(Main Venue): Jonggak Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 2, Go 70m forward, then cross the street, Go 100m more to arrive at a path to Jogyesa Temple
Time: May 11, 2013 / 16:30-22:00
Application period: Until May 6, 2013
Detailed Schedule
Date  Scheduled Events Time Venue
May 11 Lotus Lantern making 16:30 Jogyesa Temple
Buddhist film screening 17:00 Jogyesa Temple
Move(Jogyesa to Jongno 2-ga Street) 17:30


Temple Food Experience (Dinner Box) 18:00


Watching and Participating in the lotus lantern parade 19:00 Jongno 2-ga Street (in front of Tapgol Park)
Hoehyanghanmadang* 21:00 - Jonggak Area
※ Hoehyanghanmadang: event in which all participants in the Lotus lantern festival dance together with monks. This dance is inclusive of individuals from all walks of life.

Participation fee: Free
Application: via e-mail ( with your name, nationality, phone number, e-mail address.
Please mention you want to join in the ‘Lotus Lantern Festival’ in the email.
※ E-mail announcement on the result will be sent before May 6
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330