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[Korea] Become a Kid again at Nami Island International Children's Book Festival

  • Date05/15/2019
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Photo: 2019 Nami Island International Children's Book Festival (Credit: NAMBOOK International Committee)

Nami Island International Children's Book Festival is held at Namiseom Island May 4-26. Started in 2005 to commemorate the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, this year marks the 9th anniversary of the festival. Visitors to the festival will enter a fairy-tale playground that is bound to be full of memories.

This year’s theme, “Life is a Fairytale” features works from Andersen and his home country of Denmark. Various performances, experiences and exhibitions can be seen throughout the island.

Main performances include the musical “The Queen and the Nightingale,” based on Andersen’s book “The Nightingale”, one-man show “Miniature Theater,” music street parade “BrassTong Parade” and more. Experience programs include face painting, making a mask and hat at the Forest Elf Dressing Room, visitor participation parade “The Brave Reindeer’s Forest Parade” and more. The festival will also feature exhibitions like “Forest Exhibition” and “Denmark Illustrator 3 people 3 colors.”

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Become a Kid again at Nami Island International Children's Book Festival

☞ Period: May 4-26, 2019
☞ Location: 1, Namiseom-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 춘천시 남산면 남이섬길 1)
☞ Directions: Gapyeong Station (Seoul Subway Gyeongchun ITX Line). Take Bus No. 33-36 or 33-5 from Gapyeong Station Bus Stop to Namiseom Island Bus Stop. Walk approx. 4 min. to the Namiseom Island Gapyeong ferry dock. Take a ferry to the island.
☞ Admission: Adults 13,000 won / Teenagers & Seniors 10,000 won / Children 7,000 won
* Adults (ages 19-69) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Seniors (ages 70 and over) / Children (ages 3-12)
* Infants under 36 months free
* Admission includes round-trip ferry ride from Namiseom Island Gapyeong ferry dock to Namiseom Island
* Ferry schedule 07:30-09:00 & 18:00-21:40 (every 30 min.), 09:00-18:00 (every 10-20 min.)
* Programs during the festival period are free (fees may apply to some experience programs)
☞ Main programs: Performances, parades, experience programs, exhibitions and more based on the books by Hans Christian Andersen
☞ Website: namisum.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of NAMBOOK International Committee