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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

By Lee Si-jin

Published : May 27, 2022 - 09:01

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Gokseong International Rose Festival

The Gokseong International Rose Festival is set to run from May 21 to June 6 at Seomjingang Train Village in Gokseong, South Jeolla Province.

The annual event presents 1,004 types of roses from around the world to delight flower-loving visitors and offer splendid photo opportunities.

Visitors can enjoy the vibrant beauty of roses from a railbike or take part in a hands-on activity.

Various programs have been prepared, including concerts ranging from folk, classic and trot to electronic dance music.

Tickets cost 5,000 won for adults and 4,500 won for those under 13.

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Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival

The Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival will be held from June 10 to 12 at Hansan Mosi Museum and Hansan Traditional Market in Seocheon, South Chungcheong Province.

The event seeks to continue the tradition of weaving Hansan ramie fabric, known as “mosi” in Korean, which is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The festival offers an opportunity to experience weaving traditional Korean natural fibers and trying on mosi clothing.

Special events, including a fashion show and designer competition, are presented to visitors as well.

Admission is free.

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Welcome to Joseon Festival

The Welcome to Joseon Festival is set to run through June 26 at Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province.

Visitors can enjoy concerts, theatrical performances and hands-on experiences, including making natural scented candles, key rings and more, at the spring event.

In addition to the traditional programs, the serene hanok -- traditional Korean homes -- offer an amazing backdrop for Instagram photos.

Regular tickets are 32,000 won, or discounted to 26,000 won for those under 13.

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Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival

The Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is to run from Aug. 26 to 28 at Conjiam Ceramic Park in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province.

The annual festival celebrates and promotes the beauty of royal ceramics with various programs, including royal ceramic sales, exhibitions, traditional dance and music performances.

Festivalgoers can also enjoy making cookies, a Korean tea ceremony, pottery and ocarinas.

Admission is free and visitors of all ages are welcomed.

More information can be found at

Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival

The Yeoncheon Paleolithic Festival is set to run through Oct. 18 across various areas of the Jeongok-ri Prehistoric site in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province.

Sponsored by Yeoncheon, the festival presents relics from the Paleolithic Age that remain in the small county in Gyeonggi Province.

The event seeks to provide insights into Korea’s Paleolithic history through different games and educational programs as well as to present Korea’s prehistoric cultures.

Ranging from Paleolithic barbecue to an archaeology academy, the programs are open to visitors of all ages.

Admission fees are 1,000 won and 500 won for adults and children, respectively. Tickets for hands-on experiences vary.

Updated information can be found at