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[Korea] 2013 Festival of Daegaya Experience Kicks Off on April 11

  • Date03/27/2013
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2013 Festival of Daegaya Experience will be held from April 11-14.

The Festival of Daegaya Experience is held every year to introduce the culture and history of Daegaya Kingdom (Great Gaya 42-562 CE). Visitors can participate in 43 different hands-on activities in 13 categories every day of the festival. Activities include an introduction to Daegaya cultural relics, walking along the Daegayasanseong Fortress Wall, experiencing the everyday lives of people of Daegaya, and making Daegaya accessories. The festival will also host performances such as Madanggek (Korean traditional outdoor performance) and gugak (traditional music) concerts.

In January, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism designated the Festival of Daegaya Experience as one of 42 premier 2013 Culture Tourism Festivals.

Activities are free, or cost 1,000-3,000 won to participate.

* Daegaya: One of the tribes of Gaya, a confederation of six tribes existed in Nakdonggang River basin from around 42 to 562 CE. Daegaya was located in present-day Goryeong-gun.

More info

< 2013 Festival of Daegaya Experience >
Venue: areas in Goryeong-eup Goryeong-gun Gyeongsangbuk-do (Daegaya Museum, Daegaya History Theme Park)
Period: April 11 – 14, 2013
Admission: Free
※ Participation fees: free or 1,000won-3,000won
Making mini-gayageum (twelve-stringed instrument): 30,000won
Festival of Daegaya Experience: (Korean)
Goryeong Culture Tour: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: +82-54-950-6424 (Korean, English)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Tip. The festival is free but, there are admission fees for Daegaya Museum & Daegaya History Theme Park (2,000won for adults/ 1,500won for teenagers & children).

Courtesy of Goryeong-gun