Best time to go to Seoul

Seoul Lantern Festival 2019

Over 100,000 vibrantly-coloured lanterns illuminate the Cheonggyecheon Stream

Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul 2019 - Best Time
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Celebrated annually in November, this two-week festival creates a magical atmosphere along the Cheonggyecheon Stream (between the Cheonggye Plaza and Gwansugyo bridge) in the centre of Seoul. Hundreds of thousands of unique lanterns are placed along the stream, telling the stories of the city, bridging the past and the future. Each year organisers choose a new theme of the festival. Guests can also purchase wish lanterns and hang them under the bridges or release them into the stream to make their wishes come true.

Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul - Best Season 2020
Best time for Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul 2020

Organisers give some tips on how to take the most out of the Lantern Festival, such as checking the entry and exit points before heading to the stream, planning around one hour per section, come between 5 and 11 p.m., and visiting nearby attractions—City Hall, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Gwanghwamun Square.

Best time to see Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul 2020