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Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

37739     2020-07-10

95, Seohak-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-231-8969

Bibimbap was one of the top three foods during the Joseon period and it is thought to be the most favorite Korean meal among foreigners. In particular, Jeonju Bibimbap is considered one of the best foods in Korea. It is a nutritious and healthy food comprised of rice with bean sprouts, one of 10 famous foods in Jeonju. Jeonju's bibimbap is decorated with five colors and witholds five tastes that come from 30 different ingredients including gingko, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. It has a balanced nutrition, packed with carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals alike. It is considered the perfect food embracing the ancestor’s wisdom and scientific theory.

Jeonju is the center of Korea's delicious cuisine and its representative food is Bibimbap. Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is held in the area around Jeonju Hanok Village and Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall.

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival (레인보우 아일랜드)

13014     2020-07-10

60, Jaraseom-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-70-5165-3071

The Rainbow Island Music & Camping Festival is held on Jaraseom Island, and is open for anyone who would like to join in this romantic camping experience.

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

Gangneung Coffee Festival (강릉커피축제)

22086     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)

37558     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)

6752     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)

78026     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)

25064     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.

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

Walk with a King (전주 한옥마을 경기전 왕과의 산책)

3110     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.

Bucheon International Comics Festival (부천 국제만화축제)

Bucheon International Comics Festival (부천 국제만화축제)

13233     2020-06-12

1, Gilju-ro, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-310-3073

As Asia's best in global comic festival, The Bucheon International Comic Festival is ready to open for the summer visitors. Various programs, such as exhibits, an international comic fair, conferences, and other various hands-on programs are available for all visitors.

Herb Island Light Festival (허브아일랜드 불빛동화축제)

Herb Island Light Festival (허브아일랜드 불빛동화축제)

35159     2020-06-10

35, Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-535-6494

Herb Island Lighting Fesitval features a romantic ambience created by splendid lighting displays. It is comprised of a pink wish tunnel, sparkling buildings, Santa Village, photo zone and other twinkling places for visitors to enjoy.

Nonsan Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival (논산강경젓갈축제)

24969     2020-07-06

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 held in the town where the large salted seafood market in Korea is located. The salted seafood in the area is known for it long tradition and special process. During the festival period, visitors can buy salted seafood at a special discounted prices.

Traditional Performance at The Korea House (한국의집 전통예술공연)

46440     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.