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Seoul Illuminated: Songhyeon Green Plaza and Seoul Lantern Festival Set to Mesmerize With First-Ever Light Spectacles

Seoul transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland with the inaugural Light Festa at Songhyeon Green Plaza and the enchanting Seoul Lantern Festival.

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Seoul Illuminated Songhyeon Green Plaza and Seoul Lantern Festival Set to Mesmerize With First-Ever Light Spectacles

Seoul Illuminated Songhyeon Green Plaza and Seoul Lantern Festival Set to Mesmerize With First-Ever Light Spectacles

Seoul, Dec. 15, 2023 - The vibrant heart of Seoul is set to glow with the inaugural "Light Festa in Songhyeon" at the recently unveiled Songhyeon Green Plaza. This 37,117 square-meter park, dormant since the Japanese colonial era, has transformed into a dazzling wonderland, embracing the theme "Experiencing Nature in Mysterious Light Garden."

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Visitors will wander through enchanting spaces like the "Shadow Forest," "Hill of Light," and the captivating "Road of Light." Families, friends, and couples can capture memorable moments at specially crafted photo zones, ensuring social media feeds burst with colorful imagery against Instagrammable backgrounds.

Beyond the visual feast, the festival promises interactive activities, unique merchandise stores, and an array of Korean winter snacks. From the delectable bungeoppang to the warm hobbang, the culinary offerings are as irresistible as the illuminations.

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Songhyeon Green Plaza, an oasis in the heart of Seoul, invites visitors to escape the city rush. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the lights transform the park into a magical realm from 6 p.m. onwards. Best of all, this captivating experience comes without a price tag, running until Jan. 21, 2024.

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Meanwhile, the iconic Seoul Lantern Festival, set to light up Gwanghwamun Square and Cheonggyecheon, beckons with stunning installations. The festivities begin on Dec. 15, featuring markets, food trucks, and creative lighting fixtures, including a majestic blue dragon heralding the Year of the Dragon in 2024.

Accessible via Gwanghwamun Station (Subway Line No. 5), the Seoul Lantern Festival promises enchantment from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. Multilingual information is available at www.stolantern.com starting Dec. 11, inviting locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in the magical glow of Seoul.

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