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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

By Lee Si-jin

Published : Oct. 14, 2022 - 09:00

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Pocheon Silver Grass Festival

The 25th edition of the Pocheon Silver Grass Festival started on Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 31 at Sanjung Lake and Myeongsungsan in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province.

The silver grass-filled fields at Myeongsungsan is considered one of the five best silver grass colonies in South Korea.

Visitors can take photos that can be printed out on-site, write a letter to be mailed to the recipient after a year or write a message to hang at the fields of silver grass.

A flea market, stage performance, local musicians' concert and other hands-on experiences are on offer as well.

Visitors of all ages are welcome and more information can be found at

Inje Autumn Flower Festival

The Inje Autumn Flower Festival takes place through Oct. 16 at Yongdae Tourism Site in Inje, Gangwon Province.

A wide variety of autumn flowers, including the pink muhly, chrysanthemums, lilies and more, is in full bloom, allowing visitors to feel the fall season to their fullest.

Flower fields are separated into four sections. While Section A and B feature colorful autumn flowers, the other two areas comprise wildflowers and a pine tree forest with unique attractions for children.

Photo zones have been set up and busking performances by local artists are also on show.

Admission is free.

Updated information can be found at

Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo

The Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo is taking place at Gyeryong Emergency Runway in Gyeryong, South Chungcheong Province, Oct. 7 to 23.

The festival, first held in 2007 to celebrate Korea’s military service members, has since been expanded to celebrate the military culture of countries across the globe.

The expo seeks to promote peace and technical aspects of the military for future leaders.

Visitors can enjoy various military-themed programs and military band performances.

Tickets cost 9,000 won for adults, 3,000 won for teenagers and 2,000 won for children.

More information can be found at

Jeju Olle Walking Festival

The Jeju Olle Walking Festival is scheduled to be held from Nov. 3 to 5 at Jeju Olle Trail No. 11, 12 and 13 on Jeju, South Korea's southernmost island.

Olle Trail, which comes from the old Jeju dialect meaning a very narrow alley or path, is a 437-kilometer hiking and trekking route along the island's stunning coastline.

The three courses featured in this year's festival shows the southwestern sides of Jeju's nature is at its finest.

Visitors can start the journey from the information center at any of the three courses -- Hamo Sports Park, Murung Farm and Yongsu Port.

Admission fees cost 35,000 won for adaults and 30,000 for teenagers, who are under 20.

Special pin buttons, a scarf and bag are awarded after completing the trail.

More information can be found in Korean and English at

Busan Hurshimchungbrau Oktoberfest

The Busan Hurshimchungbrau Oktoberfest is taking place Oct. 13-15 at the outdoor yard of Hotel Nongshim in Busan.

For the admission fee of 30,000 won, one can enjoy the beer festival with a souvenir mug, unlimited beer and special performances, ranging from a speed drinking contest, DJ performances and more.

The event is hosted by Heo Kyung-hwan, a popular South Korean comedian and television celebrity.

This year's festival, held under the theme of Halloween, is scheduled to run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.