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Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

34665     2020-09-18

74, Susan 1-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-225-2346

Since its inception in 1961, chrysanthemum farming in Changwon (Masan) has proliferated, accounting for 13% of chrysanthemum farming nationwide. Masan suits the requirements with rich soil, warm temperature, and cutting-edge technology for growing chrysanthemums. Masan Chrysanthemum Festival has been held since 2000 to promote the excellence of Masan’s chrysanthemums and enhance the market.

Busan International Magic Festival (부산국제매직페스티벌)

Busan International Magic Festival (부산국제매직페스티벌)

13645     2020-09-18

120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-51-626-7002

Busan International Magic Festival is the largest magic festival in the world. Several events are prepared to mesmerize the audience, including the fascinating opening ceremony that takes place on the shore of Haeundae Beach.

Wonju Hanji Festival (원주한지문화제)

Wonju Hanji Festival (원주한지문화제)

20594     2020-09-17

151, Hanjigongwon-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-734-4739

Wonju Hanji Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the wonderful cultural heritage of hanji (mulberry bark paper). Along with food and entertainment, the festival offers various programs related to hanji to entertain and educate visitors at the festival.

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival (문경찻사발축제)

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival (문경찻사발축제)

33963     2020-09-17

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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-550-6395

Mungyeong Chasabal Festival takes place at Mungyeongsaejae Open Set Studio in Gyeongsangbuk-do, an area famous for traditional ceramics. Visitors will be able to join in traditional tea ceremony and pottery-making programs, operated by local artisans.

Toji Literature Festival (토지문학제)

Toji Literature Festival (토지문학제)

851     2020-09-16

76-23, Pyeongsari-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-880-2363

Toji Literature Festival is held annually in Hadong-gun, the setting of one of Korea's greatest historical novels, Toji, written by Park Kyongni. The festival pays tribute to the novel Toji, depicting the modern history of Korea between the years of the Donghak Revolution in 1897 and the Liberation of Korea in 1945. It has become one of the nation’s major literature festivals.

Bucheon International Animation Festival (부천국제애니메이션페스티벌)

Bucheon International Animation Festival (부천국제애니메이션페스티벌)

2352     2020-09-16

1, Gilju-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-325-2061

Bucheon International Animation Festival features various genres of animation including feature-length, short-length, student, TV & commissioned, and online. Held as a competitive animation film festival, it aims to grow into an international event, promoting the animation industry throughout Asia.

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

38046     2020-09-16

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• 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 with five flavors that come from 30 different ingredients including ginkgo, pine nut, chestnut, walnut and fresh seasonal vegetables. It has a balanced nutrition, packed with carbohydrates, fats, 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.

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) (서울국제음악제)

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) (서울국제음악제)

13376     2020-09-16

2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-1544-5142

Seoul International Music Festival (SIMF) brings world-renowned groups and performers to share classical music at its finest. The festival also aims to open the world of classical music to those less fortunate through ticket giveaway events.

Namwon Chunhyang Festival (남원 춘향제)

Namwon Chunhyang Festival (남원 춘향제)

22816     2020-09-16

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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-620-5783

Namwon Chunhyang Festival celebrates the love between Chunhyang and Lee Mongryong, based on the famous Korean love story, Chunhyangjeon. This festival, focused on the strength of love, takes place every spring in Namwon, the setting of this classic story. The festival aims to spread the story not only around Korea but to international visitors as well through hands-on experiences and moving performances.

Daejeon Science Festival (대전 사이언스페스티벌)

Daejeon Science Festival (대전 사이언스페스티벌)

6810     2020-09-15

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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-42-250-1273

Daejeon Science Festival takes place in the heart of Korea's science and information technology hub. The festival provides a chance for visitors to experience advanced technology as well as increase their imagination. In addition to science, the festival also includes elements from the field of literature for a well-rounded chance to learn and explore. Children will especially love the many hands-on activities available during the festival.

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

18378     2020-09-15

23, Oegosan-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-227-4961

Ulsan Onggi Festival takes place within Oegosan Onggi Village, the largest onggi village in the nation, home to seven master artisans. The festival serves to promote this local product while providing visitors with the chance to learn more about onggi through various programs and hands-on experiences.

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival (김해 분청도자기축제)

9750     2020-09-17

275-35, Jillye-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-330-3241

Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival celebrates the unique Korean buncheongsagi (a grayish-blue-powdered celadon). The festival kicks off with the opening ceremony where a traditional kiln is fired up to promote and develop the tradition of buncheongsagi. Visitors can enjoy various programs such as cooking with buncheong ceramic pot, pottery making experience, flying a wish balloon, Japanese celadon dance performance, and many more.