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Dongnaeeupseong History Festival (동래읍성 역사축제)

Dongnaeeupseong History Festival (동래읍성 역사축제)

10428     2020-06-29

80, Munhwa-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-550-4000

Dongnaeeupseong History Festival highlights the customs and traditions of Dongnaeeupseong Fortress in 1592, during the Imjin War (1592-1598). The festival's main event is an exciting musical that reenacts a battle from the war, focusing on the noble patriots who gave their lives to defend the fortress. The festival has a high degree of both educational and entertainment value, making it one of the nation's unique "edu-tainment" festivals.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

21926     2020-06-29

102, Surigol-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-647-6802

Gangneung's reputation as "the City of Coffee" first began when Park Yi-choo, one of the three first-generation baristas in Korea, opened a roastery in Yeongok, Gangneung. Until then, Koreans were only familiar with instant coffee and coffee vending machines. From then on, the practice of roasting coffee beans gradually spread, changing the coffee culture in Gangneung. The Gangneung Coffee Festival is held every year to promote coffee culture and celebrate the city's growth as the leading coffee hub in Korea.

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

Goseong Lavender Festival (고성 하늬라벤더팜 라벤더축제)

37432     2020-06-29

175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-681-0005

Every June, the area around Eocheon-ri in Goseong-gun is covered with purple lavender fields. During this season, many local and international visitors attend the annual Goseong Lavender Festival. The festival offers a variety of programs, including exhibitions and performances.

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

Ulsan Soeburi Festival (울산쇠부리축제)

6718     2020-06-29

58, Dalcheoncheoljang-gil, Buk-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-293-3500

Ulsan Soeburi Festival celebrates the history of iron forging in the Ulsan area, along with the modern businessa and culture surrounding the ironworks factories in the city. The festival features many activities and programs connected with the festival theme.

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

77619     2020-06-29

330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market is an event organized by the city of Seoul. Visitors to the night market, happening on Fridays and Saturdays from March to October, can enjoy foods from around the world, shop for unique handmade accessories, and watch various cultural performances.

Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

24995     2020-06-29

386-6, Baekjemun-ro, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-635-6980

Baekje Cultural Festival first started in 1955 to commemorate the three loyal subjects of the Baekje era, namely Seongchung, Heungsu, and Gyebaek through a Samchungje rite. The festival aims to bring the history and culture of the Baekje era to life, taking place at UNESCO-recognized sites.

Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo Performance (남산골 태권도 상설공연)

Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo Performance (남산골 태권도 상설공연)

5149     2020-06-24

28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) •For more info: +82-2-6674-4303

Namsangol Taekwondo Outdoor Performance staged with the background of Namsangol Hanok village, one of Seoul's top tourist destinations maintaining the unique sense of the traditional Korean culture in the center of the city, presents a lot of spectacles and activities related to taekwondo, one of the world's beloved sports. The performance introduces taekwondo, the pride of Korean people, to tourists and gives them a variety of opportunities to experience the sport, Friday and Saturday from April to October. The dramatic meeting of taekwondo and the hanok village reminds that Korean people cherish and inherit their tradition and try to make their culture to be loved ever more.

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

Taebaek Sunflower Festival (태백 해바라기축제)

30608     2020-06-18

38-20, Guwau-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-553-9707

The Taebaek Sunflower Festival takes place in Guwau Village, celebrating the area’s wide array of colorful wildflowers and endless fields of sunflowers (the largest sunflower patch in Korea). The festival takes place in about a 661,157㎡ filled with 300 species of wild flowers along with a sunflower field walking path and other hands-on program with wild flowers.

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

2965     2020-06-17

44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-232-9938

Walk with a King is a special event held every Saturday evening from late spring to autumn. Limited to 100 people, the guided tour shows a special view of Gyeongggijeon Shrine at night, with entertainment and refreshments.

Siheung Gaetgol Festival (시흥갯골축제)

Siheung Gaetgol Festival (시흥갯골축제)

6837     2020-06-12

287, Dongseo-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-310-6743~8

Siheung Gaetgol Festival offers ecological experiences through the nature of Gaetgol Ecology Park, operated under the concept of the world’s largest ecology art playground. Various programs related to nature and art are available for an educational and fun festival.

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival (논산강경젓갈축제)

24908     2020-06-30

45, Geumbaek-ro, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-746-5662

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival is known for its freshest and finest quality, which is made with recipes handed down from generation to generation, retaining the unique and authentic taste of salted fermented fish. All the ingredients are imported directly and prepared in modern facilities. Today, the market accounts for half of the nation’s total sales of salted seafood.

The festival originally started off in an effort to boost local economy and enhance the fish market merchants’ incomes in 1997 when the IMF financial crisis hit the nation. Salted fish merchants made the festival into a large-scale, getting bigger and better each year.

Especially since 2007, the festival has changed its official title to Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival. The festival has now established itself as a healthy fermented food item in the world food market, breaking away from the notion of being simply salted, preserved food.

Traditional Performance at The Korea House (한국의집 전통예술공연)

46258     2020-06-25

10, Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2266-9101~3

The Korea House has been a venue for traditional performing arts for more than 20 years, presenting various musical performances, court dances, and folk dances such as Pungmulnori (farmers’ percussion performance), Talchum (mask dance), Pansori (a traditional narrative vocal performance), and Sinawi (an ensemble of eight traditional musical instruments).

At Korea House, visitors can discover the diverseness and richness of Korean music and art performance. Popular and nationally recognized intangible cultural asset holders such as An Sook Seon, Park Byeong Cheon, and Lee Chun Hui perform on the stage under director Jeong Jae Man.