With cool air comes lights

Seoul in the fall is beautiful.  The leaves turn all the colors you’d hope for in the autumn.  Red, yellow and orange leaves falling all around.  If you were lucky you made it to the stream in central Seoul to catch the lantern festival with lanterns from around the Asian world.  Along with the lanterns came massive amounts of people flooding the sidewalks to get as many photos as possible of these beautiful lights.  Not only were the sidewalks on the bottom near the stream flooded with people, but the railings overlooking the stream were filled with people squeezing in and overlooking the lanterns to get photos from above.  It took some energy and some focus in order not to shove back when people pushed past us but we saw the colors and the lights in all of their beauty.


Beginning of the stream:

종로구 서린동 14

14 Seolin-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea



Gwanghwamun Station, exit 5. Walk straight to the spiral statue and turn left to find the entrance to the stream.

City Hall Station, exit 4. Walk straight to the spiral statue and turn right to find the entrance to the stream.


99, 1002, 101, 150, 270, 370, 402, 405, 470, 471, 501, 506, 600, 602, 700, 703, 704, 707, 710, 720, N26, N37, N40, 1711, 7016, 7019, 1000, 1004, 1100, 1200, 1900, 2000, 7900, 9710, 8600, 8601, 9703, 9709, 9714, 6005, 6701

Admission: Free

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  1. gracebuchele says:

    I love these kinds of lanterns. I went to a couple of these festivals in Aomori and Akita last year (Japan) and was blown away by how large and well designed they were !

    • Hallie says:

      Yes I heard there are some great festivals like this in Japan. I’ll have to go back there when they’re happening to see how they are. ^^

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