World ? Asia ? South Korea

Gaecheon Yesulje Arts Festival

Oct 2009 (annual)
Cost: Free
Link: Korea Website
The massive Gaecheon Yesulje Arts Festival is the place to discover Korean arts at their best and aptly takes place in Jinju-si in Gyeongnam Province, a city with long historic and cultural traditions.
A beautiful ceremony of floating lanterns down the Namgang River is one of the highlights, accompanied by a firework display and classical Korean music. Historical costume parades, clowns and kite-flying are only a few of the spectacular sights to behold.

Traditional bullfighting is also on the programme, so if you're squeamish or object to the sport, then avoid this part of the festivities.
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