It’s August, and that means the weather is meltingly hot in Korea – so you can either hide in the air-con all day, or slap on the suncream and head for one of Seoul’s biggest outdoor events, the Hangang Summer Festival.

The festival lasts a month – it’s been running since 21st July and finishes on 20 August this year. Events are centred around the Han River, a 514km river flowing from Gangwon-do out to the yellow sea, right through the centre of the city. It’s worth a visit any time of year, but this festival brings a variety of attractions and cool stuff to do while you chill out by the water.

Around 80 different events are held during the festival including street performances, movie showings, water sport events, fireworks, fire art, and a night market. The official site is in Korean only so it’s best to check in with the Korean Tourist Board for more information about events.

Take a float on the Hangang via an amphibious bus during the festival.

Here’s more things you can do and see at the Hangang year-round.

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Donna Sheffield

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British writer and editor living in Japan. Currently studying Japanese, Korean, K-pop dance, and the fine form of 이성종's legs.
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