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[Korea] A Traditional “Tightrope Walking” Performance for Children’s Day

[Photo Credit: Cultural Heritage Administration]

A special “Tightrope Walking” performance will take place at the outdoor plaza of the National Palace Museum of Korea in Jongno, Seoul on Children’s Day*, May 5.

“Tightrope Walking” or “Jultagi” is a traditional Korean performance where a tightrope walker acrobatically performs on the rope while joking, dancing and singing. It is recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO as well as Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 58 by the Korean government. The event will provide a great opportunity to enjoy a culturally significant performance and visitors will even be able to try tightrope walking before the performance starts.

Admission to the National Palace Museum of Korea and the performance are free of charge.

*Children’s Day?
It is a day to celebrate children in hopes of them growing up healthy and as well rounded citizens. It occurs every year on May 5 and is a National holiday.

More info

<A Traditional “Tightrope Walking” Performance for Children’s Day>
Venue: Outdoor plaza of the National Palace Museum of Korea in Jongno, Seoul.
Period: May 5th, 2013 (16:00 – 17:00)
Admission: Free
Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Link:
Inquiries: +82-2-3701-7500-> 0 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Directions: Get off at Gyeongbokgung Station, Exit 5, to the left. The plaza is to the right of the stairs to the entrance of the museum.
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Cultural Heritage Administration

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