Wednesday, September 30, 2015

‘Dwiju’ (grain chest) from Hwaseong Temporary Palace(Hwaseong Haenggung) – location where movie ‘Sado’ was filmed – on display at movie theaters!

Movie ‘Sado’ (Diretor Lee Joon-ik) tells the tragic family history of King Yeongjo (Song Kang-ho) and Crown Prince Sado (Yu Ah-in) from the Joseon Dynasty.
Sado reaches deep into the hearts of its audience with breathtaking performances and chemistry between actor Song Kang-ho, also known as the ‘ten million actor’ for his box office appeal capable of selling more than ten million tickets, and rising star Yu Ah-in.

Suwon Cultural Foundation hosts a joint promotion with CGV in time for the box office premiere of ‘Sado’.
The ‘Dwiju’ (grain chest) owned by Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace has been set on display inside CGV’s Sangam theater and Guro theater in Seoul to introduce Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Hwaseong Haenggung Temporary Palace, which is where the movie was filmed, and to promote the 52nd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival.

Viewers raved about ‘Sado’ with reviews such as, “Although I knew how the story was going to end, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It’s a movie that keeps your attention right to the end”, “A movie that compels you to focus on every breath of the actors and their emotions.”

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 52nd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival Schedule - Main Program

The largest festival in Korea for traditional cultural tourism gets under way in Suwon every autumn! The ‘Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival’ is back!
Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival celebrates the 52nd annual event this year since hosting its inaugural event in 1964. This year’s Festival is scheduled for 4 days between October 8 and 11, 2015.
The Festival will feature reenactments of traditional events such as the royal procession of King Jeongjo the Great to his father’s tomb, the highlight of the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, and Crown Princess Hong’s ‘Jinchanyeon’ (60th birthday celebration) as well as a night time martial arts performance using Suwon Hwaseong Fortress as a backdrop and the Banghwasuryujeong Moonlight Music Concert.
In particular, this year’s Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival has plenty of programs where guests can participate. The Festival will also have a food culture festival where guests can taste traditional cuisine from countries such as Korea, China, and Japan.
This October, get ready for a 4-day trip to World Heritage Site Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and meet King Jeongjo the Great in the Joseon Dynasty!

- The 52nd Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival Main Program -

Opening Ceremonies & firework
[10. 8(THU)19:30~21:00/Hwaseong Fortress Yeommudae]
The performance and firework that wishing for the year of 2015 Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival’s success

Jeongjo’s Royal parade
[10. 9(FRI)14:00~17:00/Hwaseong Fortress Area]
The revival of 22nd king of Joseon Jeongjo's Royal parade to his Father's Tomb which is the highlight of the festival

Martial Arts Performance
[10. 10(SAT)20:00~21:30/Hwaseong Fortress Yeommudae]
The night performance that turning Jangyongyeong Royal Guards of King Jeongjo’s night training into liveliness of horseback martial art and fancy art.

Queen Hyegyeonggung Hong's 60th Birthday Feast
[10. 11(SUN)10:00~12:00/Bongsudang in Hwaseong Haenggung]
The revival of Queen Hyegyeonggung Hong, on her 60th birthday and you can feel a sense of royal play.

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