South Korea is the place to be this northern summer with a huge number
of International events and festivals taking place throughout the
country. One of the largest events, the Suncheon International Garden
Expo is already underway with over 100,000 visitors during the first three days
of the event and the Expo will run right though summer until 20 October, 2013.
There are also many music events and other cultural festival events happening
around the country making summer a great time to visit Korea.
The Suncheon International Garden Expo is one of Korea’s biggest
tourism projects of the year and has drawn much attention worldwide. The
1.11 million square metre venue was set up at the centre of the world class
Suncheon Bay Ecological Wetland site. The Expo is s the largest of its
kind in Korea and visitors can enjoy viewing eighty-two gardens from
twenty-three countries from around the world. A day pass to the Expo
costs adults 16,000 won (approx.A$14.50) and children 8,000 won
Events like the Boryeong Mud Festival which is one of Korea’s
most popular festivals takes place on the beach at Boryeong from 19-28 July.
The event is popular with young visitors to Korea who come to enjoy mud slides,
mud fights, mud massages and fun activities in the mud on Boryeong beach at
this time of year.
Rock festivals like the Incheon Pentaport Music Festival have
risen in prominence over the years and offer a great chance to see Korean bands
as well as international stars, this year’s event takes place from 2-4 August,
2013. The festival takes place at Songdo International City near Incheon.
The Rainbow Island
Festival on Namiseom Island near Chuncheon will be held on the weekend of 7-9
June highlighting British band Travis and top tier Korean bands like Idiotape
and Clazziquai. The laid back atmosphere of the festival along with the
beautiful nature of Namiseom Island, make this concert experience one of the
best in Korea. The price for a 1-day pass is 88,000 won (approx. A$80) and
143,000 won ($128) for a 3-day pass.
Where to find further information on the listed events and
Suncheon Intl. Garden Expo 2013 - www.expo2013.or.kr
Boryeong Mud Festival: www.mudfestival.or.kr
Pentaport Rock Music Festival: http://pentaportrock.com/
Rainbow Island Festival: www.rainbow.co.kr
Further information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing
Manager, KTO Sydney office
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