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Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식)

  • Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식)
  • Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식)
  • Period 12.31.2019 ~ 01.01.2020 Finished
  • Address Jeongdongjin2-ri, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
    강원도 강릉시 강동면 정동진2리
  • Location Jeongdongjin Sandglass Park
  • Telephone • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-33-640-5530, 5913
Sponsors / Management
Gangneung-si / Gangneung-si

Many people come to celebrate a fresh start at the Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival, taking place on the eve of one year and the first day of the New Year at Sandglass Park. The sandglass at the park has a diameter of 8.06 meters, width of 3.2 meters, weight of 40 tons and holds 8 tons of sand, making it one of the biggest sandglasses in the world. It takes a whole year for sand to trickle to the bottom and then the sandglass restarts again on New Year’s Day each year at midnight.

Festival events include a fireworks display, the turning of the sandglass to start another year, and performances by various artists.

Performance Times

Admission/Participation Fees
Free of charge

Duration of Performance
Varies by program

Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages

From Cheongnyangni Station, take a train to Jeongdongjin Station.

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