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[Korea] Visit Wando and the Wando Seaweeds Expo 2014

  • Date02/19/2014
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Photo Credit: Wando Seaweeds Expo 2014

Wando Seaweeds Expo 2014, the first international seaweed-themed expo, will take place in Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do from April 11 to May 11, 2014. This time is also a great opportunity to explore Wando because expo ticket holders are entitled to free or discounted admission to some of Wando's tourist attractions.

The main attractions that offer free admission include the Wando Arboretum, Wando Tower, ChangPoGo Memorial Hall and the Wando Fishery and Folklore Museum, among others. Expo ticket holders can also visit the Filming Site of Cheonghae Port and use the passenger boats at discounted prices.

With 20 countries in participation and under the theme "Seaweeds and Their Role in Mankind's Future," the expo will be holding events such as international academic conferences and various exhibits. Hands-on activities include sampling a slow-melting seaweed ice cream, cooking with seaweed, making seashell crafts, and mud flat-related programs.

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Wando Seaweeds Expo 2014

☞Venue: Wando Beach Park area (1443, Gunnae-ri, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do)
☞Period: April 11 – May 11, 2014 (31 days)

  Regular price Discounted price
(reserve by Mar 31)
Normal pass General 8,000 6,000 -General: ages 19~64
-Teen: ages 13~18
-Child: ages 5~12
Teen 5,000 4,000
Child 4,000 3,000
Group discount pass General 6,000 5,000 -Koreans: more than 20 people
-Foreigners: more than 10 people
Teen 4,000 3,000
Child 3,000 2,000
Full period pass
(April 11~May 11)
General 30,000  
Teen 15,000
Child 10,000

☞Operating hours

  Opening & Closing Time Ticket Purchasing Time Entry Time
Weekdays 09:00~19:00 08:30~17:00 09:00~18:00
Weekends 09:00~21:00 08:30~19:30 09:00~20:00

☞Online Reservation (Korean)
☞Tourist attractions with free or discounted admission

Tourist Attractions Price
Wando Arboretum Free
Wando Tower Free
ChangPoGo Memorial Hall Free
Wando Fishery and Folklore Museum Free
Bogildo Island Seyeonjeong Pavilion Free
Cheonghae Port Film Set 5,000 won
Passenger boats 10~30% off

Courtesy of Wando Seaweeds Expo