Seoul Lantern Festival

Yesterday my family and I went to Seoul to check out the Seoul Lantern Festival. Every November since 2009, lanterns are set up on the Cheonggyecheon Stream where locals and tourists come by the thousands to view the lanterns after the sun sets.  Despite the crowds, I was luckily able to capture some of the beautiful lanterns on display without ending up in the water. With all the pushing to get a closer look, several times I almost fell into the stream, which was extremely nerve wracking since I was carrying my camera…

After we walked along the stream, we explored the lively Cheonggyecheon area and ate shabu-shabu, a traditional Japanese dish with thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked in broth. As we were walking back to the bus, we found a cute cupcake shop called Cafe Goodovening where I enjoyed a delicious cappuccino cupcake. It was the perfect ending to a very successful evening!

Below are a few pictures of my favorite lanterns. Hope you enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Seoul Lantern Festival

  1. Are the lanterns made of paper? They are really amazing! Great photos – night photography is challenging for me so I really appreciate how beautiful these photos are.

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