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[Korea] 2014 Cultural Experience Programs at the KTO Tourism Information Center

  • Date02/06/2014
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The Tourism Information Center (TIC) at the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is holding a variety of hands-on cultural experience programs for international tourists on the third week of every month (Monday through Saturday). Open to all tourists visiting the TIC, these programs are designed to give foreigners a great opportunity to experience some aspects of Korea’s traditional culture.

The activities include trying on a hanbok (traditional clothes) and writing one’s name in calligraphy on Korean rice paper. Visitors can also make arts and crafts such as an origami hanbok or a small wooden jangseung (totem poles at the village entrance). Friendly TIC staff capable of English, Chinese, and Japanese will be available to assist the participants.

All activities are free of charge. The schedule is subject to change, so please refer to the program information below, or contact the TIC for inquiries.

☞ Major programs

○ Hanbok Experience
Time: 09:30-17:30 (last registration at 17:20)
Number of participants: 2-5 individuals
Duration: 10-15 min

※ Participants will wear hanbok on top of their clothes, so refrain from wearing a shirt with a turtleneck or a high collar.
※ Groups will be limited to 20 participants in order to accommodate other individuals.

○ Korean Calligraphy
Time: 13:00-17:00
Number of participants: 1 person at a time
Duration: 3 min

※ Not available on long holidays: May 1-6 (Thursday-Tuesday) and September 4-9 (Thursday-Tuesday).
※ There is a fee of 3,000 won for those who want to write calligraphy on a fan.

○ Arts and Crafts
Time: 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30
Origami bokjori 3rd week of February
Origami hanbok 3rd week of March-July, September, December
Jangseung making 3rd week of August and September
Number of participants: 4-6 individuals
Duration: 5-15 min
○ Folk Games
Time: 09:00-20:00
Available only on September 15 (Sunday, 11:00 to 20:00) and September 20 (Sat, 09:00 to 17:00)
Number of participants: 2-4 individuals
Duration: Tuhonori, paengichigi, yutnori

* The above schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

More info

☞ Venue:
Tourist Information Center (TIC) of KTO
☞ Period:
January–December 2014 on the third week every month (Mon–Sat)
※ Special programs from May 1-5 (Thu–Tue) and September 4-9 (Thu–Tue)
☞ To participate:
Register on the day of your visit (no participation fee)
* Foreign language services available
☞ Tel:
+82-2-729-9497-9 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline:
+82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization