Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival
After the huge success of its inaugural year, Wonsan Air Festival will be back in 2017 for a second time, bigger and even better! Taking place on 23rd – 24th September, it promises to be the DPRK tourism highlight of the year.
International tourists will be welcomed as honoured guests to the East coast city of Wonsan, enjoying two days of aviation and air sports activities and entertainment. There will be thrilling aerobatic flying displays, exciting skydiving opportunities, scenic mass balloon ascents and colourful model aircraft flying. An optional third day of scenic pleasure flights will allow participants to fly on a huge range of classic aircraft.
In addition to aeronautical pursuits, your hosts will be entertaining visitors with a wide range of cultural activities, including an impressive song and dance performance by the Kangwon Province Art Troupe. The grand finale of the Festival will feature a mass dance in Wonsan’s central square and a glorious firework display across the harbour bay.
Traditional Korean food, snacks and drink will be available during the event. Following its popularity with foreigners and locals alike, we are very happy to announce the DPRK’s National Beer Showcase will be taking place at the same time, offering a showcase of Korean beers from across the country, and visitors will be welcome to sample their wares.
More information about the event can be found on the official website here:
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As this will be the major event in the tourist calendar for 2017, JTS will be arranging a full range of tours from 2 to 10 nights. Departures will be available from Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang in China and from Vladivostok in Russia. Please click on each tour listed below to download a full detailed itinerary.
How to Apply
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org attaching the following items:
1) Completed Air Festival application form (download it here);
2) Scanned colour copy of your passport photo ID page (black and white not accepted);
3) Scanned colour copy of a separate passport photo (black and white not accepted).
We will acknowledge receipt of your application and inform you of the next steps.