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Sunrise Festivals in Seoul 2023

January 1 @ 7:00 am 9:00 am KST

Sunrise Festivals at Hanuel Park in Mapogu Seoul

Location: Haneul Park / Eungbongsan / Maebongsan Mountains

The most famous five sunrise view spots in Korea are:

  • Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju
  • Homigot, Pohang
  • Jeongdongjin Beach, Gangwon-do
  • Ganjeolgot, Ulsan
  • Haeundae Beach, Busan

However, Seoul also has great places to see the first sunrise of 2023.

Seongdong-gu will hold the ‘Eungbongsan Sunrise Festival‘ at the top of Eungbongsan Mountain at 7:00 am on January 1 next year. Before and after sunrise, people can enjoy the performances of Pungmul nori (playing Korean traditional percussion instruments) and food markets.

Mapo-gu also holds the Sunrise Festival at Sangam-dong Haneul Park (Sky Park) from 7:00 am on the same day, writes New Year’s wishes, and hangs them on a ‘wish tree.

Guro-gu holds a sunrise event at the top of Maebongsan Mountain. Participants welcome the new year by waving handkerchiefs from the gu-office and can participate in wishing events.

Eunpyeong-gu installed the ‘New Year’s Hope Gate’ at the entrance of the hiking trail in Bongsan Sunrise Park. At the time of sunrise, a banner with ‘Happy New Year’ written on it is launched by drones.

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[ Data & Image Source: Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) ]

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