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Yeoju to hold Sweet Potato Festival

Yeoju County, located in the central part of the country, is hosting the third Sweet Potato Festival from Dec. 31 through Jan. 3 near Silleuk Temple, vowing to attract visitors by combining its regional product with its famous tourist attraction.

The festival, first held in January 2009, has been drawing more attention as sweet potatoes are being regarded as a healthy product for weight loss.

Those taking part in the festival will be given the chance to taste Yeoju’s famous sweet potatoes baked in a massive iron pot large enough for 120 servings. The sweet potatoes will be served with “dongchimi,” Korea’s famous cold kimchi that goes well with sweet potatoes.

Participants will also be given the chance to buy various kinds of Yeoju sweet potatoes and other farm products. For more information, call (031) 887-3703.
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