SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeong-dong, where a significant amount of early modern cultural heritage is concentrated, is set to stage another installment of its Jeong-dong Culture Nights.
As part of the event, which runs from October 29 to 31, many cultural facilities will be open until 10 p.m., and many will lower their entrance fees during the event, allowing visitors to enjoy the various cultural attractions of Jeong-dong.
When the event was staged in May, 20 organizations participated. This time, the number of organizations has increased to 27, including Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Appenzellor Noble Memorial Museum, the Agriculture Museum, Police Museum and Seoul Museum of History.
One of the noticeable inclusions is the Anglican Church Society of the Holy Cross, which will be open to the public for the first time. It is a monastery for nuns belonging to the Korean Anglican Church. The building displays a beautiful harmony of Korean hanok (traditional house) and red-brick Western architecture.
Another noticeable building is Gyeongungung Palace’s Yangijae Hall, which is located behind the Anglican Church. Built in 1905, the children of aristocrats were educated at the building until 1910.
In addition, pipe organ performances at the Jeongdong First Church and Seoul Cathedral Anglican Church of Korea that drew much attention in May will be held again.
The ‘Walking Around Jeong-dong’ program, in which cultural commentators narrate the history of Jeong-dong while taking a walk through the area, will take place at seven different occasions during the event.
Further information can be obtained at the Jeong-dong Culture Night homepage (http://culture-night.junggu.seoul.kr/)
By Francine Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)