Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline
Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special deals for Chuseok, the Korean
Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok is one of the country's biggest holidays. Falling this
year on September 12, Chuseok sees a mass exodus from the big cities as people go
back to their hometowns for the long weekend to spend time with family.
One of the
main events of Chuseok is charye – a memorial
rite where Koreans pay respect to their ancestors. For charye, food offerings are made to ancestral spirits, inviting them
to partake of the year's harvest. Korean national dress – the hanbok – is often worn and incense is burnt
to hasten the family's offerings to the spirit world.
As a part of
charye, special Chuseok foods are
presented to the ancestral shrine dish by dish. One common Chuseok dish is songpyeon, a steamed crescent-shaped
rice cake. Japchae – stir fried sweet
potato noodles – and bulgogi – marinated
barbecue beef – are also served, along with rice, fruits and fish. During the
ceremony, family members bow to the shrine in respect and thanks.
a great opportunity for international travel to Korea. As Korean nationals head
to the provinces, major city attractions are less crowded and larger cities offer
a more relaxed urban experience. Seoul
and Busan host public events in celebration of the holiday, including traditional
games such as tug-o-war, plus folk dancing, tightrope-walking and other
has a selection of special hotel deals in Seoul and Busan especially for Chuseok week. Chuseok national holidays are
from September 11-13 – so book one of the following deals right now!
agoda.com Chuseok deals in Seoul
5* – pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights
Rates from USD 135 per night. Valid fromSept 7-13.
4* – save 40%
Rates from USD 92 per nightValid from Sept 7-17.
Seoul 5* – save
Rates from USD 205 per nightValid from Sept 7-13.
5* – save 20%
Rates from USD 168 per night Discount on
deluxe room only. Valid from Sept 7-13.
– save 20%
Rates from USD 75 per night Stay from Sept 7-17
Chuseok deals in Busan
3* – pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights
Rates from USD 69 per night. Valid from Sept 7-17.
Hotel 5* – save 20%
Rates from USD 114 per night. Valid from Sept 7-13.
4* – pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights
Rates from USD 102 per night. Valid from Sept 7-13.
2* – save 20%
Rates from USD 37 per night.Valid from Sept 7-13.
2.5* – save 20%
Rates from USD 34 per night.Valid from Sept 7-17.