7th Royal Culture Festival showcasing regional specialties
Updated: 2021-10-21 15:41:00 KST
It is great that such events are happening to remember those who fought for our country.
Not far from the War Memorial of Korea, in the center of Seoul, there is also a peaceful and calming art exhibition awaiting visitors?
That's right, the royal palaces in Jongno-gu District have always been a great place for citizens to wander around and breathe in the autumn breeze, but now they are also where people can enjoy the "7th Royal Culture Festival: the Autumn".
The festival used to only take place in the spring, but starting this year, it has started running in the autumn too.
On-site programs are mainly at Gyeongbokgung Palace, and seven temporary outdoor exhibition halls are presenting cultural heritage items or specialties representative of seven regions of the Korean Peninsula.
It's titled "Daedongyejido" which combines "Daedongyeojido" a well-known Joseon Dynasty map by Kim Jeong-ho with the Chinese character "ye" meaning "art".
Visitors will be able to enjoy a tunnel of traditional Korean lanterns with silk shades from Jinju City fluttering in the breeze, and Korean traditional paper "hanji" has turned into a variety of unique art.
"Moon jars," a type of traditional large white porcelain vase will also greet visitors.
It sure looks beautiful, I reckon this is the first time that the annual royal festival has cooperated with local provinces to decorate the royal palace isn't it?
Correct, the exhibition director says local governments had asked to participate in the festival.
As many local festivals have been canceled, they thought it would be great to collaborate with local provinces to show specialties from each region to people in Seoul so they came up with this event.
One more tip, some exhibits look even more mesmerizing at night, but for the night tour, you need to make an online reservation beforehand.