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Lanterns at the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival in South Korea

The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul̵...
by Jim Cheney

City wall gate at the Jinju Lantern Festival in Jinju, South Korea

The Glow of 50,000 Lights: The Jinju Lantern Festival

“Wow!” was all that we could say. As the sun set behind the fortress walls, the real reason for our journey to Jinju became apparent. One by one, more than 50,000 lanterns started to flicker, casting a glow across t...
by Jim Cheney