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Suwon Festival

Photos: Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

Simon Slater continues his festival photo run; this time he returns with some great shots from the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival. You can go check out the fest yourself through the 12th of this month.

Fall in South Korea brings with it the perfect outdoors temperature to make the most of being outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy a day in the sun is to experience a few of the abundant festivals taking place all over the peninsula.

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival runs over five days from Wednesday 8th October through to Sunday 12th. With all manner of events from royal costume and citizen parades to lantern and food festivals, the city, just south of Seoul and featuring a large UNESCO-listed fortress wall running around it’s center, would make an ideal day trip for the weekend or the preceding national holiday.

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For a full schedule visit the official website.

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About Simon Slater

Simon Slater is a freelance journalist and photographer currently based in Seoul. As well as contributing to various media outlets, he writes photo-led stories about Korea and the rest of Asia in his blog 'The Secret Map'.

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