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New LUCI member – Jinju (S. Korea)

 

LUCI is pleased to welcome its latest member: the City of Jinju.

With a population of 351,000 inhabitants, Jinju is a central hub of the South Region of Korea. Four Korean cities are now members of the network.

Every October, Jinju organises the Namgang Yudeung Festival. This centuries-old lantern festival is one of the most renowned light festivals in Asia.

According to Visit Korea, the official tourism organisation of the country, « the highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns carrying personal wishes of the citizens along the Namgang River, and the parade of lanterns created by the students themselves. »

 

Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival

Read more about Jinju and its urban lighting strategy here.

 

 

Credits: Visit Korea