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Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival Held

for 9 Days from April 1st (Sat) to April 9th (Sun)

A variety of experience programs during the day and a fantastic night view!
Abundant new programs like fireworks from Lotte World Tower to cherry blossom walkway event!
Seokchon Lake is a place where you can enjoythe spectacular scenery created by the fluttering cherry blossoms of more than a thousand cherry trees in full bloom all around the lake. This year,the festival will consist of unforgettable attractions and things to enjoy such as fireworks from Lotte World Tower, Sweet SwansExhibition – a public arts project following the Rubber Duck, and Super Moon projects, Cherry Blossom Concerts for 9 consecutive days, Cherry Blossom Movie Screening Festival, Cartoon Character Exhibition, food trucks and cherry blossom walkway events.
Let’s jump in the pink colored feast held for 9 days and enjoy the real ‘Cherry Blossom Ending’ in 2017 in the Seockchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival!

Culture & Sports Division
Tel) +82-2-2147-2800

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mangwolbong Sunrise Festival for the First Morning of 2017

Mangwolbong Sunrise Festival for the First Morning of 2017

On the first morning of 2017, a commemorative traditional festival will be held in Mongchontoseong Earthen Fortification Mangwolbong in Olympic Park, which is a historical place of Hanseong Baekje.
Tens of thousands of residents gather every new year on the first morning to enjoy the sunrise along the horizon, in order to pray for the good health and prosperity of their families and to hope for their new year’s wishes and goals.
Various activities, such as eating tteokguk, writing wishes, fortune telling and setting family mottos, will help the residents find their hopes for the new year.
The festival is expected to continue with holding torches of hope, playing percussion instruments while reciting new year’s hopes, hitting the Bell of Wishes, breaking the baskets of fortune, shouting for the sunrise and cheering.

Department of Culture and Sports 2147-2800

Friday, November 25, 2016

Seoul City Tour’s Gangnam Course extended to Songpa
The city tour bus stops at Lotte World Tower and Olympic Parka, nd offers new spectacles with night time bus services

Seoul city tour’s Gangnam course will be extended to Songpa, and night time bus services will start.
The operation route will be extended by 2.5㎞ to a total of 25.3㎞, and the number of bus stops will increase from 19 to 21.
There has been a high demand for improvement of the Gangnam course, as less tourists use the Gangnam course compared to the Gangbuk course, which includes royal palaces. Therefore, Jamsil Special Tourist Zone, will be included in the Gangnam course as shopping and culture areas where Lotte World Tower and Olympic Park are located. Now, Jamsil Special Tourist Zone has two city tour bus services, along with the course
running from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station to Seongsu-dong (Ttukseom Island) to Jamsil areas.
Therefore, the course is expected to drastically attract visitors from the Gangnam area as well as from the Dongdaemun area. The open-top city tour buses and trolley buses similar to old streetcars, which will boost the fun of the city tour. Users can transfer at Jamsil to “Seoul Highlight Course,” which runs through Gangnam and Gangbuk, and the fee will be discounted by 50%. Now, Jamsil Special Tourist Zone has become one of Seoul’s major tourist attractions both in name and reality. It is expected that our district’s various tourist projects will gain some momentum and thus have positive effects with the extension of the service route

City tour bus reservation
International Tourism Division

Monday, October 3, 2016

The 16th Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival held from the 6th-10th of October 2016

Hanseong Baekje! Build Songpa! Embrace Culture!

The 16th Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival held from the 6th-10th of October 2016

Based on the current Songpa-gu area, Hanseong Baekje was the governing body of the entire East Asian Region and exercised strong lasting influence for 493years. 
The 2016 Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival will have its grand opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016, to commemorate the splendid history and rich cultural significance of the Dynasty. The four-day event will be magnificently unfolded in and around Peace Square of Olympic Park. The festival has established itself as a leading cultural event of Seoul, having been awarded gold medals for the fourth consecutive year by the International Festivals and Events Association, and selected as Seoul’s Top Festival for three years in a row by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. We proudly invite you to join us in experiencing the magnificent culture and historical legacy of Hanseong Baekje

 Hanseong Baekje Honbul Torch Ceremony

Hanseong Baekje Gala Parade

Hanseong Baekje Fortress Tracking

Hanseong Baekje Youth Artistic Club Contest

Hanseong Baekje Folk Game Replication

Hanseong Baekje History and Culture Street Parade

Ceremony and Fireworks

Day 1 October 6
Hanseong Baekje Honbul Torch Ceremony
10:00-11:00 Gyeongdang Historical Park in Pungnap-dong
Hanseong Baekje Gala Parade 
Dongmyeong Ritual (Baekje Ancestral Rite)
15:00-16:00 Ancient Tomb in Seokchon-dong
Hanseong Baekje Fortress Tracking 
18:00-19:00 Olympic Park ~ Mongchontoseong Fortress
Ceremony for Songpa People’s Day
18:00-21:00 Peace Square

Day 2 October 7
Hanseong Baekje Symposium 
10:00-18:00Hanseong Baekje Hall in Hanseong Baekje Museum
Hanseong Baekje Gala Parade 
Hanseong Baekje Eoulmadang
Hanseong Baekje Original Musical“Deliverer of Memory” 
20:00-21:40 Woori Art Hall in Olympic Park

Day 3 October 8
Hanseong Baekje Quiz Contest
11:00-12:00 Peace Square
Hanseong Baekje Youth Artistic Club Contest 
13:00-15:00 Lakeside Stage at Mongchon Moat
Hanseong Baekje Gala Parade 
13:00-18:00 Road Show
Hanseong Baekje Folk Game Replication (Flail Game)
13:30-18:00 Peace Square
Academic Semina
14:00-17:00 Hanseong Baekje Museum Seminar Room
Hanseong Baekje Original Children’s Song Contest
15:00-17:00 Peace Square
Hanseong Baekje Original Musical “Deliverer of Memory” 
16:00-21:40 Woori Art Hall in Olympic Park
Hanseong Baekje Goodwill Concert
19:00-21:00 Peace Square

Day 4 October 9
Hanseong Baekje Gala Parade
Hanseong Baekje Folk Games Replication
11:30-15:30 Peace Square
Hanseong Baekje Original Musical “Deliverer of Memory” 
14:00-19:40 Woori Art Hall in Olympic Park
Hanseong Baekje History and Culture Street Parade
16:00-18:00 Wiryeseong-daero Closing 
Ceremony and Fireworks
19:00-21:00 Peace Square

Division of Culture and Sports 2147-2800

Friday, August 26, 2016

SUPER MOON 2016, a Super-sized Public Art Project

SUPER MOON 2016, a Super-sized Public Art Project

“Make a wish on the moon over the Seokchon Lake.”

In September 2016, a super-sized artificial moon will
hang in the sky over the Seokchon Lake as part of the
SUPER MOON 2016 public art project, which will no
doubt become the talk of the town, much as the famous
Rubber Duck did in 2014.

The American artist group ‘Friendswithyou’ will
display a 20m-diameter moon and stars over the
Seokchon Lake, Jamsil, a celebration of the moon as
the best friend of the Earth. This project is a
continuation of the ongoing public art project in
collaboration with the Lotte Group begun in 2014, and
it is expected to give citizens amazement, fortune, and

The Super Moon 2016 Project, which will be the first
of its kind, will move to other places all over the world
after its display in Jamsil, Seoul. Locals and visitors
come see the moon, helping to make Songpa-gu a
place long remembered by visitors.
All activities carried out in connection with the Super
Moon 2016 Project are free. On weekends, mascots
dressed up as eye-catching characters will greet visitors
to the Seokchon Lake. It is customary for Asians to
make wishes on the full moon. Why don’t you spend
some time at the Seokchon Lake with your lover or
family members in the lovely atmosphere created by
the full moon?

· Place: The Seokchon Lake and the Lotte World Mall
· Period: Sept. 1 through Oct. 3
· Hours of operation: 10:30 AM through 10:00 PM
· Homepage:
· For inquiries, please call the Division of Culture and
Sports of the Songpa-Gu Office (2147-2800)

#songpa #songpagu #Super_Moon #Seokchon_Lake

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Recruiting Participants for 2016 Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival

The award winner of the Pinnacle Awards Korea (5 sectors)
Recruiting Participants for 
2016 Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival

The major festival of Seoul, Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival, which was
selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as the promising festival
for three years in a row, will be held in the whole area of Peace Plaza, Olympic
Park, for four days from (Thu.) October 6th to (Sun.) October 9th. Participants
are recruited for each sector without restrictions on region in accordance to the
spirit of the festival that says "The residents and tourists are the main characters
of the festival". Particularly, as the Hanseong Baekje National Creative Children's
Song Festival, Hanseong Baekje Relics Tour on Hodori Train, and others won
the best awards in five different sectors of Pinnacle Awards Korea, we hope that
many Korean and foreign visitors will participate in the Hanseong Baekje
Cultural Festival, which continues to develop as a global historic and cultural
festival as years go by.

Culture and Sports Division 2147-2815

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Travel to Jamsil Special Tourist Zone by Seoul City Tour Bus

A New Route between DDP and Jamsil for Seoul City Tour Bus, Starting in July!

Seoul City Bus Tour will serve a new route between DDP and Jamsil, starting in July.

The new route came to be included in the bus tour as a result of the Songpa-gu Office’s
continued discussion for a year about the need to show tourists Jamsil that has emerged as a tourism hotspot with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and the Seoul Institute.

Through the shopping hotspots and places for cultural activities and picnics, the new
route (29.5km/one and half hours taken) includes the fashion streets near Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Lotte World in Jamsil, Seoul Seongsu-dong Sujehwa (handmade shoes in Korean) Town(SSST), Seoul Forest, Olympic Park, the Seoul Baekje Museum, etc.
Open-top double decker buses similar to those in London and Hong Kong will serve the route.

It is expected that the new bus tour route will have a positive impact on the ongoing effort for invigoration of the local economy by encouraging visitors to Seoul to include
Songpa in their destinations.

Global Tourism Division: 2147-2100