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A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney

Nighttime on the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Nighttime on Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream

Situated in the heart of downtown Seoul, South Korea is one of the city’s most ambitious and successful engineering projects: the Cheonggyecheon Stream. For a 20-year period after the Korean War, the Cheonggyecheon was th...
by Jim Cheney


Buddhist monks make art from sand, one piece at a time, at the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Buddhist Monks Making Art

In May of every year, Seoul hosts the Lotus Lantern Festival that celebrates Buddhism and coincides with the weekend prior to Buddha’s birthday. There is a fantastic parade and a festival through downtown Seoul. One of th...
by Jim Cheney