Travelers Engage in Traditional Korean Board Game at Incheon International Airport

Foreign travelers visiting Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport were in for a delightful surprise as they got to experience the traditional Korean board game of yutnori. This interactive event took place on Thursday, a day prior to the start of Korea’s Lunar New Year holiday, which stretches until Monday.

The event, organized to mark the beginning of the Year of the Blue Dragon, aimed to provide a unique cultural experience to travelers passing through the airport. Yutnori, a centuries-old game played with four wooden sticks and a playing mat, garnered significant attention from both young and old visitors.

Participants showcased their enthusiasm and excitement as they rolled the sticks and strategically moved their figurines across the mat. Laughter and friendly competition filled the air, creating an ambiance of bonding and joy among the diverse group of travelers.

Yutnori is not just a game; it is a reflection of Korean heritage and values. Rooted deeply in traditional folklore, it holds a special place in the hearts of the Korean people. The decision to introduce yutnori to international travelers was driven by a desire to share a part of the country’s rich cultural legacy and foster cross-cultural understanding.

Such events not only entertain and engage travelers but also act as catalysts for building connections between different cultures. The experiential nature of yutnori allows foreigners to immerse themselves in Korean traditions, forging a deeper appreciation for the country and its people.

By offering such enriching experiences, Incheon International Airport continues to position itself as a gateway not just to Korea but also to the nation’s cultural heritage. Visitors departing from Incheon International Airport depart with more than just memories of their travel. They carry with them a newfound admiration for the richness and diversity of Korean culture.







– 仁川国际机场(Incheon International Airport):韩国仁川市的国际机场,是韩国最大的国际机场之一,也是世界上最繁忙的机场之一。
– 农历新年(Lunar New Year):农历的新年,各种亚洲国家,包括韩国在内,都在农历新年期间庆祝一年的开始。
– Yutnori:韩国的一种传统棋类游戏,使用四根木棍和一个游戏垫进行。