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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
08.03.2017 ~ 08.06.2017
Address
Hasong-ri, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 영월군 영월읍 하송리 61-9
Location
Areas near Donggang River in Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
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 Donggang 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 While it was gradually outdated with the growth of highways and mass transportation, the ferry was a useful mode of transportation and the livelihood of people living upstream of the Hangang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 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.

Please visit the official website for more into.
Admission/Participation Fees
Free (some activities require a participation fee)
Program Details
Opening performance, Donggang River Rock Festival
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages
Transportation
Take an intercity bus to Yeongwol Bus Terminal.
The festival venue is located approx. 800m away from the terminal.
Homepage
www.ywfestival.com (Korean only)