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Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

Of the numerous festivals in Korea, Boryeong Mud Festival attracts the largest number of international visitors. During the festival period, tourists flock to the area to experience the benefits of Boryeong's mud while having a blast. Fully immersed in both the mud and the festival’s great atmosphere, visitors enjoy mud wrestling, mud sliding, and even swimming in the giant mud bath. Visitors feeling particularly energetic can try the marine mud-training course, while those looking for something more relaxing can chill in the mud massage zone. In the evening, music and fireworks continue to have the party going at the beach.

Programs

Experience Events
- Mud Game
- Mud Obstacle Marathon
- Mud Experience Center (Mud bath & mud massage)
- Mud Slide
- Mud Kid’s Land
Nighttime Events
- Opening Ceremony & Closing Ceremony
- Mud Mob Scene
- World Mud Beauty Festival
- Boryeong-si Local Music Concert
- Hip-hop Rave Party
- EDM Festival, etc.
Other Events
- Mud-time Character Performance
- Fountain Square Open Concert
- Korea’s Tune, Pungmul (folk music) Experience
- Black Eagles Air Force Air Show, etc.
Special Exhibitions
- Boryeong Mud Festival Photo Exhibition
- Boryeong Local Products & Handcrafted Items Sale Exhibition

* Program details are subject to change and vary each year. Find more information at the official webpage.

Admission/Participation Fees

General Area - Individuals
- Adults (20-64): Monday-Thursday 12,000 won / Friday-Sunday 14,000 won
- Teenagers (11-19): Monday-Thursday 10,000 won / Friday-Sunday 12,000 won
Groups (20 people or more)
- Adults (20-64): Monday-Thursday 11,000 won / Friday-Sunday 13,000 won
- Teenagers (11-19): Monday-Thursday 9,000 won / Friday-Sunday 11,000 won
Family Zone
- Guardian: Monday-Thursday 4,000 won / Friday-Sunday 6,000 won
- Children (3-10): Monday-Thursday 9,000 won / Friday-Sunday 11,000 won
- Babies (under 3 years of age; must be accompanied by an adult): Free

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Bus

From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an express bus to Boryeong (보령).
From Boryeong Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Daecheon Beach. (10min intervals)

From Yongsan Station or Yeongdeungpo Station, take a train to Daecheon Station.
From Daecheon Station, take a local bus bound for Daecheon Beach.

Andong Mask Dance Festival

Andong Mask Dance Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

Andong Mask Dance Festival is held in the Andong area, which is considered the capital of Korean traditional culture, with the theme of mask and mask dance. Andong’s culture and religions have great value for remaining over the years with the various cultures intact. Therefore, Andong is the region which has the most of cultural heritages and boasts the beauty of the East alike.

Performance Times

September 28-October 7, 2018 / 10:00-21:00

Admission/Participation Fees

Admission: free

Mask Dance Theater: Adults 7,000 won / Children & Seniors 5,000 won

Duration of Performance

Varies by program

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Bus

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Andong Bus Terminal. (Intervals: 30 min)
From the terminal, take a taxi to Mask Dance Park(탈춤공원, 15 min).

Hahoe Folk Village
Take Bus 46 at the bus stop across from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal.
Get off at Hahoe Folk Village. (40 min)

Train

Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul Subway Line 1) → Andong Station
* www.letskorail.com

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong Green Tea Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

Boseong is considered the birthplace of the commercial tea industry and is the largest producer of tea in the country. At the Boseong Green Tea Festival, some of the most popular festival events (most of which are held out in the green tea fields) are the hands-on experience programs such as picking tea leaves, making tea, and sampling green tea snacks. Other events such as the tea exhibition & sale, and a number of celebratory performances are also scheduled to be held during the festival period.

Programs

Official Events

Opening Ceremony, Korea‧China‧Japan Tea Ceremony, Moonlight Walk, and more.

Special Programs

Seoul Plaza Tea Party, Boseong Moonlight Tea Party

Project Events

Korea‧China‧Japan Tea Culture Exchange, Korea‧China‧Japan Tea Demonstration, Green Tea Art Market, and more.

Tea Culture Experience Programs

Picking tea leaves, tea crafting, making tea cups, learning tea manners, Green Tea Beauty House, making green tea candles, and more.

Exhibition & Contest Programs

Korean Tea Museum, Botanical Garden, Tea Art Festival, National Youth Tea Etiquette Contest, and more.

Programs and schedule subject to change.

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Bus

From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Boseong.

Or, from Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Gwangju.
From Gwangju U-Square Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Boseong.

From Boseong Bus Terminal, take a Boseong-Gunhak route bus to Daehan Dawon.

Muju Firefly Festival

Muju Firefly Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

The Muju Firefly Festival takes place in the pure environment of Muju, a natural habitat for fireflies and the marsh snails the fireflies feed on. The festival offers many attractions and activities but the highlight of the festival starts after 8:00 pm when the fireflies begin to light up the night sky.

How to Participate

Fireflies Exploration

Participate in the program and find more details at firefly.or.kr

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Bus

From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Muju Intercity Bus Terminal.

Yeongju Korea Seonbi Culture Festival

Yeongju Korea Seonbi Culture Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

The Yeongju Seonbi Culture Festival takes place from early to mid May every year at the Seonbichon Village and Korean Seonbi Culture Training Center in Sunheung-myeon, Yeongju-si. Yeongju Seonbi Culture Festival promotes Korea's moral culture through idealogy of Seonbi. You will be able to restore your personal character with the knowledge of Seonbi's basic values.

Programs

Learn about Seonbi culture and become a modern day scholar.

Admission/Participation Fees

Free

Additional Events

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Intercity/Express Bus

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Yeongju(영주).
From Gangnam Express Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Yeonju.

Bus

From Yeongju Bus Terminal, take Bus 53 bound for Sosuseowon Confucian Academy(소수서원).

Jinju Namgang Yudeung(Lantern) Festival

Junju Namgang Yudeung(Lantern) Festival
출처: 한국관광공사

Introduction

Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns carrying personal wishes of the citizens along the Namgang River, and the parade of lanterns created by the students themselves. In addition, the festival features gaejesik (lighting of lanterns in remembrance of the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle veterans), an exhibition of the world’s traditional lanterns, and many more participatory cultural programs.

Programs

Main events
- Lighting ceremony
- Floating lanterns on the river
- Hanging wish-lantern
- Boat ride experience
- Korea Lantern Exhibition
- International Lantern Exhibition
- Original Lantern Exhibition
-「1592 Jinju Fortress」 Lantern Exhibition

Age Limit

Open to visitors of all ages

Transportation

Take an intercity bus to Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal.
Exit the terminal towards the river.
Turn right, and walk for 5min to arrive at the festival site.