Illumintating Seoul

Published November 1, 2013
A woman walks beside colorful lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival at the Cheonggye stream in central Seoul. – Photo by AFP
A woman walks beside colorful lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival at the Cheonggye stream in central Seoul. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
A couple looks at lanterns lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP
A couple looks at lanterns lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP
A man takes pictures of lanterns lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP
A man takes pictures of lanterns lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP
Visitors walk beside lanterns shaped like mythical beasts ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside lanterns shaped like mythical beasts ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside a lantern shaped like a samurai ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside a lantern shaped like a samurai ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside colorful lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Visitors walk beside colorful lanterns ahead of the Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AFP
Lanterns shaped like fish are lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP
Lanterns shaped like fish are lit on the eve of Seoul Lantern Festival. – Photo by AP

Since first starting in 2009, the annual Seoul Lantern Festival has displayed numerous remarkable lanterns designs, on the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul. hundreds of uniquely designed lanterns will be lit and displayed and visitors can expect to see lanterns made by international artists, as well as local artisans. The festival will run from the first of November till the seventeenth.

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