The annual lantern festival is under way at Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul. The area will be aglow with the lights of 700 colorful lanterns from 5 to 11 p.m. every night until Nov. 20.
The event has drawn some 2.5 million local and foreign visitors every year since its launch in 2009.
This year's festival features lanterns -- both traditional handmade paper items and the LED variety -- designed to resemble historic sites around the Han River.
A 30m-high, 3m-wide artwork depicting popular riverside attractions including 27 bridges and the National Assembly building will be on display, as will unique Chinese and Filipino lanterns.
A fun outing is in store for families with children, as characters from animated films such as "Larva," "Pororo the Little Penguin," and "Robot Taekwon V" will appear in lantern form.