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Busan One Asia Festival (부산 원아시아페스티벌)

Busan One Asia Festival (부산 원아시아페스티벌)

42905     2019-10-16

Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-780-4144

Busan One Asia Festival, Asia's No. 1 Hallyu Fesitval, will be held in October for 9 consecutive days throughout the Busan area. The festival creates a memorable time for visitors with Asia's best Hallyu concert, going beyond generations and genre. Also, it showcases Asian culture and Hallyu, uniting as a whole.

Korean Peninsula Wild Flower Exhibition of The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요 한반도 야생화전)

Korean Peninsula Wild Flower Exhibition of The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요 한반도 야생화전)

5219     2019-10-11

432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

The Garden of Morning Calm, Korean Wild Flower Exhibition showcases over 300 kinds of wild flowers that signals the start of the spring season. At the outdoor and indoor gardens, visitors can find rare wild flowers from around the world as well as from different regions of the Korean peninsula such as Hallasan Mountain in Jejudo Island, Baekdusan Mountain between North Korea and China, Ulleungdo Island, etc.

Uljin Geumgang Songi Mushroom Festival (울진금강송송이축제)

Uljin Geumgang Songi Mushroom Festival (울진금강송송이축제)

2967     2019-10-11

47, Yeonho-ro, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-789-5485~6

Uljin’s pine mushrooms have a deep, strong flavor and hard texture as they grow in high quality soil from Geumgangsong Forest. Also, it has the best quality as well as the highest production amount through the nation. It was recorded in "Donguibogam: Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine" that Songi (pine mushroom) has no toxicity thanks to the pine tree and it has a sweet taste with deep flavor, making it regarded as the most excellent mushroom. Not only its unique taste and scent, but it is also healthy and a diet food thanks to its rate of high protein and low calorie content.

Uljin as an Eco-friendly district with clean nature introduces premium pine mushrooms. The festival offers varied things to see, enjoy, and eat, themed on Geumgangsong pine mushrooms grown in Geumgangsong Forest.

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival (수원화성문화제)

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival (수원화성문화제)

47856     2019-10-11

825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-228-1010~4

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival is Suwon's landmark festival held every October at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site built to commemorate King Jeongjo’s filial piety and dream for national prosperity and military power.

Mokpo Port Festival (목포항구축제)

Mokpo Port Festival (목포항구축제)

13187     2019-10-11

68, Samhak-ro 92beon-gil, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-270-8441~3

Since Mokpo opened its port in 1897, it has played an important role in trading and as a transportation hub, helping the city to become the top three port city and top six city overall in the nation. To this day, it is the central city of the southwest coast and has various ocean cultures as well as modern history. Mokpo Port Festival is held to preserve and promote the forgotten ocean culture. Also, diverse programs such as Pasi Market, featuring abundant fishery products, a ritual for a big catch of fish, Gilnori (Street Parade), and other romantic events are prepared for all visitors to enjoy.

Gwangju World Kimchi Festival (광주세계김치축제)

Gwangju World Kimchi Festival (광주세계김치축제)

56796     2019-10-11

Gwangju Kimchi Town 60, Gimchi-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-613-6431

Gwangju International Kimchi Festival is held to promote one of the famous locally produced specialties, Kimchi. The nation's singular Kimchi themed park, Gwangju Kimchi Town is the venue for diverse kimchi-related programs like cooking experience, art gallery, kimchi market, and other entertaining events. Also, the Presidential Prize will be awarded for the ‘Kimchi Master Competition’ held along with various hands-on programs. Participants can take home kimchi that they made themselves at the festival.

7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival (추억의 7080 충장축제)

7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival (추억의 7080 충장축제)

21432     2019-10-11

1, Seonam-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-608-2421~4

Held every October, the 7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival is one of Gwangju’s most representative festivals. The festival theme is Korea in the 1970s and 1980s creating a nostalgic atmosphere with various performances, exhibitions, and hands-on programs.

Korea Wine Festival (대한민국와인축제)

Korea Wine Festival (대한민국와인축제)

10236     2019-10-08

11, Jungang-ro, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-745-8917

Yeongdong County in Chungcheongbuk-do is the largest grape producing region in Korea and was recently designated a 'Grape/Wine Special Industry Zone,' the only one of its kind in the country. Yeongdong Wine Festival is held in the area of Yeongdongcheon Stream. The festival offers various programs including wine sampling event, wine & dinner show, national acoustic guitar contest, a fusion musician group performance, wine restaurant, grape gimbap, making my own wine, etc.

Yeongdong Nangye Traditional Music Festival (영동난계국악축제)

Yeongdong Nangye Traditional Music Festival (영동난계국악축제)

16442     2019-10-08

11, Jungang-ro, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-43-745-8917

Yeongdong, the hometown of Joseon Dynasty’s traditional music virtuoso Park Yeon, is regarded as the center of traditional Korean music. Every year, the traditional Korean music festival named after Park’s pen name, Nangye, is held in the area. In addition to featuring various exhibitions and experience programs centered on traditional Korean music, the Yeongdong Nangye Traditional Music Festival offers various events including Eoga Parade, Jongmyojerye Ritual, and other traditional music performances, local food, making and playing traditional musical instrument in order to offer the chance at connecting through gugak (traditional Korean music). Also, Yeongdong Wine Festival is held at the same time.

Gyeryong Military Culture Festival (계룡 군문화축제)

Gyeryong Military Culture Festival (계룡 군문화축제)

12790     2019-10-08

304, Gyeryongdae-ro, Gyeryong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-840-2631

Gyeryong Military Culture Festival held in Gyeryong-si, Chungcheongnam-do where tri-service military is located, features one of the nation’s most representative festivals, attracting about 1,000,000 visitors each year. The festival is considered to be unique as it deals with a military culture. It offers fantastic air shows, various military gear experiences such as repel, helicopter, armored car, and other devices, as well as martial music performance, other cultural art performances and events for visitors. Simultaneously, the Army Festival is also held during the Gyeryong Military Culture Festival and thus, visitors can enjoy both festivals at the same time.

Gangjin Celadon Festival (강진청자축제)

Gangjin Celadon Festival (강진청자축제)

32575     2019-10-08

33, Cheongjachon-gil, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-430-3356

Gangjin is thought to be a must-visit place for exploring the southern provinces as it houses varied historical cultural assets. Gangjin Celadon Festival offers diverse firsthand experience related to Gangjin area. Gangjin County operates an exhibition and sales hall of celadon and holds a giveaway event to promote the excellence of Goryeo celadon and activate the sale of celadon. The festival was chosen as one of the best festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Anseong Namsadang Performances (안성 남사당놀이 상설공연)

Anseong Namsadang Performances (안성 남사당놀이 상설공연)

13092     2019-10-08

198-2, Namsadang-ro, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-678-2518

Namsadang refers to performance troupes which started during the late Joseon period (1392-1910). At the time, Namsadang troupes traveled throughout villages, entertaining the people with traditional performances such as pungmulnori, tightrope walking, and more. Regular Namsadang performances in Anseong first began to commemorate Anseong Namsadang, known to be the best of all Namsadang troupes, and the troupe's leader, Baudeogi.