In Seoul, there’s a vast field of white roses that come to life when night falls. In fact, there are 25,550 of them planted on the grounds of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, emitting a dazzling nebula of cool, white lights. The figures speak to the 70th anniversary of Gwangbok-Jeol (Independence Day): 365 days times 70 years equals 25,550 roses. As the garden is split into two elongated areas, “Rose Road” might have also been appropriate. When the sun sets, the artificial roses light up to give off a slightly greenish tinge. Look inside the bud and you’ll see exactly why—each rose is made out of fabric to house a micro LED bulb, not much bigger than the size of a thumbnail. The roses at the DDP shut down when the sun comes up, so make sure to head over when the sparkle and the magic happen.
|Venue name:||DDP Rose Garden|
|Opening hours:||The lights lit up at dark, and turn off at sunrise|
|Transport:||Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2), exit 1|