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[Korea] 2013 Lunar New Year Holiday Schedules


* 2013 Seollal (Lunar New Year) Holidays: February 9 - 11

Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year that falls on January 1 on lunar calendar, is one of the biggest holidays. This year, Seollal Day falls on February 10 on the Gregorian calendar, and is observed for three days: the day before, the day of, and the day after.

During the Seollal holidays, most people visit families and friends in their hometown. Businesses, then, operate on different schedules, and even close for the holidays.

In order to avoid any inconveniences of holiday traveling, the Korea Tourism Organization is providing an extensive list of Seollal holiday schedules of major tourist attractions in and around Korea’s capital city, Seoul. For holiday schedules of places not listed below, please contact the 24-hour travel hotline, 1330 Korea Travel Hotline.

● Tourist Sites

Tourist Sites
Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Independence Hall of Korea
Open during Seollal holiday +82-41-560-0114
(Korean)
www.i815.or.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Korean Folk Village
Open during Seollal holiday +82-31-288-0000
(Korean)
www.koreanfolk.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Namsangol Hanok Village
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-2264-4412
(Korean)
hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Seodaemun Prison History Museum
Closed on Feb. 10 +82-2-360-8586
(Korean, English, Japanese)
www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
The War Memorial of Korea
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-709-3139
(Korean, English)
www.warmemo.or.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
N Seoul Tower
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-3455-9288
(Korean, English)
www.nseoultower.co.kr
(Korean, English)
63 City
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-789-5661、 5663
(Korean, English)
www.63.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Namsan Cable Car
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-753-2403
(Korean)
www.cablecar.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Hangang River Ferry Cruise
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-3271-6900
(Korean)
www.hcruise.co.kr
(Korean)
COEX Aquarium
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-6002-6200
(Korean)
www.coexaqua.co.kr
(Korean, English)
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-732-1932
(Korean)
www.royalpalace.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Changdeokgung Palace
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-762-9513
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
※ Press 9 for foreign language services
www.cdg.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Changgyeonggung Palace
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-762-4868
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
※ Press 9 for foreign language services
cgg.cha.go.kr
(Korean)
Deoksugung Palace
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-751-0734
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.deoksugung.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Jongmyo Royal Shrine
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-2174-3636
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
jm.cha.go.kr
(Korean)
Lotte World
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-411-2000
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.lotteworld.com
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Seoul Land
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-509-6000
(Korean, English)
www.seoulland.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Everland
Open during Seollal holiday +82-31-320-5000
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.everland.com
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Insa-dong
Closed on Feb. 10 +82-2-734-0222
(Korean, English, Japanese)
www.insainfo.or.kr
(Korean)

● Shopping Malls & Districts

Shopping Malls & Districts
Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
COEX Mall Vary by store

+82-2-6000-0114
(Korean, English)

www.coex.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Namdaemun Market
Vary by store +82-2-752-1913
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.namdaemunmarket.co.kr
(Korean)
Dongdaemun Market
Closed during Seollal holiday +82-2-2262-0160
(Korean, English)
www.dongdaemunsc.co.kr
(Korean)
New-Freya
(former Cerestar)

Closed on Feb.10 +82-2-2048-4800
(Korean)
www.new-freya.co.kr
(Korean)
Itaewon Street
Closed on Feb. 10-11 +82-2-794-5579
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.itaewon.or.kr
(Korean)
Migliore
(Dongdaemun)

Closed on Feb. 10-11 +82-2-3393-0001
(Korean, Japanese (*available before noon))
www.migliore.co.kr
(Korean)
Doota
(Doosan Tower)

Closed on Feb. 9-10 +82-2-3398-2386
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.doota.com
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Yongsan Electronics Market
Closed during Seollal holiday +82-2-707-4700
(Korean)
-
Techno Mart
Closed on Feb. 9-10
(CGV opens during Seollal holiday)
+82-2-3424-0114
(Korean, English)
www.tm21.com
(Korean)
hello apM
Closed on Feb. 9-10 +82-2-6388-1114
(Korean, English, Japanese)
www.helloapm.co.kr
(Korean, English)
I'PARK mall
Closed on Feb.10 +82-2-2012-0147
(Korean, English)
www.iparkmall.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Myeong-dong
Vary by store +82-2-774-3238
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
-

● Department Stores

Department Stores
Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Lotte Department Store

Closed on Feb. 10-11

+82-2-2118-6500
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.lotteshopping.com
(Korean)
Shinsegae Department Store
Closed on Feb. 10-11 +82-2-727-1234
(Korean, English, Japanese)
department.shinsegae.com
(Korean)
Hyundai Department Store

Closed on Feb. 10-11

+82-2-547-2233
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.ehyundai.com
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
New Core Outlet Closed on Feb.10 +82-2-530-5000
(Korean, English)
www.newcore.co.kr
(Korean)
Galleria Department Store

Closed on Feb. 10-11

+82-2-3449-4020
(Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
dept.galleria.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
E-mart
Closed during Seollal holiday
(Except for Garden5 Branch)
+82-2-380-5678
(Korean)
store.emart.com
(Korean)

● Cultural Facilities

Cultural Facilities
Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
National Theater of Korea
Open during Seollal holiday (But, no performance during Seollal holiday)  +82-2-2280-4114
(Korean, English)
www.ntok.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Myeongdong NANTA Theater
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-739-8288
(Korean, English, Chinese)
nanta.i-pmc.co.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
The Korea House
Closed on Feb. 10 +82-2-2266-9101~3
(Korean, English, Japanese)
www.koreahouse.or.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
National Museum of Korea
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-2077-9045~7
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.museum.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian)
Chongdong Theater
Closed on Feb. 11 +82-2-751-1500
(Korean, English, Japanese)
www.chongdong.com
(Korean, English)
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Closed on Feb. 11 +82-2-2188-6000
(Korean, English)
www.moca.go.kr
(Korean, English)
Seoul Arts Center
Open during Seollal holiday 
(But, performance schedule vary by performance)
+82-2-580-1300
(Korean, English, Japanese)
※ Press 0 for foreign language services
www.sac.or.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
National Gugak Center
Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-580-3300
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.gugak.go.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian)

●Book Stores

Book Stores
Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Kyobo Bookstore
Closed on Feb. 10 +82-2-397-3451~3
(Korean, English)
www.kyobobook.co.kr
(Korean)
Youngpoong Bookstore Open during Seollal holiday +82-2-399-5630
(Korean, English)
www.ypbooks.co.kr
(Korean)
Bandi & Luni’s Open during Seollal holiday
(Open at 12:00 on Feb.10)
+82-2-530-0719
(Korean, English)
www.bandinlunis.com
(Korean)

※ The above schedules are subject to change.



Date 01/31/2013