The Han River, also known as Hangang (한강), is an iconic and picturesque waterway that flows through the heart of the capital city, Seoul. During the autumn season, the riverbanks become a stunning display of red, orange, and yellow leaves on the trees, creating a serene and picturesque environment.
The Han River is surrounded by several parks and green spaces, including Yeouido Park, Ttukseom Hangang Park, and Banpo Hangang Park. People can enjoy leisurely walks, picnics, and bike rides along the river. It's a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle, providing a chance to connect with nature and witness the changing seasons right in the heart of Seoul.
These parks also host various events and festivals throughout the year. Two of the most popular events in fall is the Hangang Drone Light Show and the International Fireworks Festival. We recommend picking up some delicious food and drinks and arriving early for a good spot!
Date: Every Friday from September 8 to October 27, 2023
Location: Ttukseom Riverside Plaza (427-6 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul)
Event 1: 9. 8 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)
Event 2: 9.15 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40) [Canceled due to rain]
Event 3: 9.22 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)
Event 4: 10.1 Sun - Drone Light Show only
Event 5: 10.6 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)
Event 6: 10.13 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)
Event 7: 10.20 Fri - w/ Live Performances (19:00 ~ 20:10)
Event 8: 10.27 Fri - w/ Cultural Arts Performance (19:00 ~ 20:40)
○ Sept. 8 (Fri), Sept. 15 (Fri), Oct. 6 (Fri), Oct. 27 (Fri)
- 19:00-19:05 [Opening Performance] Drone Light Show (500 drones)
- 19:05-20:00 Cultural Arts Performance
- 20:00-20:10 [Main Performance] Drone Light Show (700 drones)
- 20:10-20:40 Busking Performance
○ Sept. 22 (Fri), Oct. 13 (Fri), Oct. 20 (Fri)
- 19:00-19:40 Cultural Arts Performance
- 20:00-20:10 [Main Performance] Drone Light Show (1,000 drones)
Fee: Free entrance
Be sure to check the official pages for any updates in the program.
Visit Seoul website (EN)
The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is an annual event that attracts over 1 million viewers along the Han River. This year, South Korea, China, and Poland will compete to create the most spectacular fireworks display.
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 19:00-21:00
Location: Yeouido Park (330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul)
Fee: Free entrance except for two zones by the water
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