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Yeongwol Donggang Festival (영월 동강축제)

  • Yeongwol Donggang Festival (영월 동강축제)
  • Yeongwol Donggang Festival (영월 동강축제)
  • Yeongwol Donggang Festival (영월 동강축제)

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Period
07.27.2016 ~ 07.31.2016 Finished
Address
Hasong-ri, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 영월군 영월읍 하송리 61-9
Location
Yeongwol-eup, Donggang River
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-375-6353
Sponsors / Management
Yeongwol-gun / Yeongwol Culture Foundation
Introduction
The Dongang ferry was once a popular mode of transportation along the Hangang River. While it was gradually outdated with the growth of highways and mass transportation, the ferry was a useful mode of transportation and the livelihood of people living upstream of the Hangang River. The festival commemorates and reproduces the lives of these people and their local culture. With the beautiful Donggang River as a backdrop, the event offers a wide array of performances, cultural events (honoring the Joseon poet Kim Sat-gat), and outdoor activities (rafting, hang-gliding, paragliding, etc). The festival hosts many of the fun activities visitors to Yeongwol County can enjoy.
Programs
- Performance event: Celebrating performance, concert, fireworks, etc.
- Hands-on program: Catching trout with bare-hands, water sliding, canoeing, rafting, flying pungdeung (wish lantern), etc.
- Demonstration: Traditional boat, samgut ritual, etc.
Admission/Participation Fees
Free (some activities charge a participation fee)
Program Details
Opening performance, Donggang River Rock Festival
Transportation
Take an intercity bus to Yeongwol Bus Terminal.
The festival venue is located about 800m away from the terminal.
Homepage
www.ywfestival.com (Korean, English)
www.ywtour.com/EN
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)