Ghost Park

Ghost Park (Photo courtesy of Hapcheon-gun)

In Korea, summer is spooky season. Horror-themed events are meant to provide chills and scare away the summer heat.

Lumina Horror Night

Lumina Horror Night

Lumina Horror Night (Photo courtesy of Gyeongju Expo Grand Park)

Gyeongju Expo Grand Park hosts the longest outdoor horror experience program in Korea, lasting over 40 minutes. This program is famous for its thrilling experience. Participants must pass through 14 points while navigating the lair of evil spirits in the mountain at night. The dark and spooky forest makes it unpredictable when ghosts might pop out, and participants are allowed to scream as much as they want since it’s an outdoor program. At the entrance, there’s a horror photo zone, horror blood drinks, face painting, and tarot reading. Ticket is available on site at Gyeongju Expo Park.

Address: 130 Cheongun-dong Gyeongju-si Gyeongsangbuk-do (Gyeongju Expo Grand Park)

Date: Aug. 1 – 31

Hours: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Ticket: 10,000 won (50% discount for Gyeongju Expo Park visitors)


Haunted Prison in Joseon Dynasty

Haunted Prison

Haunted Prison (Photo courtesy of Korean Folk Village)

If you want to see Korean-style ghosts, then you should visit the Korean Folk Village this season! The Folk Village runs two traditional haunted houses where visitors can experience true Korean-style horror and the atmosphere from “Kingdom,” a famous Netflix show. You can encounter various Korean-style ghosts and enjoy spooky ambiance, especially during the outdoor experience held in the dark of night. You can make reservations on Naver or purchase tickets on-site. It is recommended to book in advance as on-site ticket availability may be limited.

Address: 90 Folkchon-ro, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Naver

Date: Through Nov. 10

Hours: 1:30 – 9:30 (Fri. to Sun.)

Ticket: 13,000 won (Naver or advance booking on site)

Ghost Park Awake

Ghost Park

Ghost Park (Photo courtesy of Hapcheon-gun)

The Ghost Park is held at the Hapcheon Film Theme Park, where various movies and dramas are filmed. This spooky ghost park offers various horror attractions where visitors can encounter scary zombies while completing missions. Visitors can also enjoy horror events, performances, booths and flea markets.

Address: 256-5 Gaho-ri Yongju-myeon Gyeongsangnam-do (Hapcheon Film Theme Park)

Date: July 29 to Aug. 18

Hours: 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Ticket: 21,000 won (online) / 30,000 won (on-site)

Website (Only Korean)

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