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Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)

  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)
  • Sunchang Gochujang Festival (순창장류축제)

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Period
10.19.2017 ~ 10.22.2017
Address
6-3, Minsongmaeul-gil, Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 순창군 순창읍 민속마을길 6-3 (순창읍)
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-650-1611
Sponsors / Management
Sunchang Fermented Soybean Festival Committee /
Introduction
The Sunchang Gochujang Festival is held every fall at Sunchang, a city of health and longevity. Sunchang gochjang (hot pepper paste), which used to be presented to the royal family in the Joseon Dynasty, is believed to have many health benefits, such as being beneficial in preventing cancer and obesity. As people are becoming more aware of their health and well-being, gochjang has become an even greater part of the Korean diet.

There are a range of programs, including celebrity performances, percussion performances, madangnori, and making traditional gochujang. Other events include Sunchang Specialty Exhibition (e.g. vegetables fermented in gochujang, bokbunja liquor), Children’s Painting Contest, and photo exhibitions. The festival’s crowning glory is the Sunchang traditional hot pepper paste competition, a must-see event.
Transportation
[Bus]
Jeonju to Sunchang: 6:30-20:30, every 30 mins
Gwangju to Sunchang: 6:00-21:30, every 30 mins
Namwon to Sunchang: 6:55-22:25, every 30 mins

Intercity Bus

From Seoul Central City Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Sunchang.
Seoul to Sunchang: 09:30, 10:30, 13:30 14:45 16:10 / Travel time: 3 hours 30 min
Sunchang to Seoul: 08:10, 09:30, 10:30, 14:30, 15:30  
Incheon-Damyang-Sunchang: 10:00, 15:10 / Travel time: 5 hours
Sunchang-Damyang-Incheon: 8:20, 15:40


From Sunchang Bus Terminal, take a local bus or a taxi to Gochujang Village
(고추장마을).
 
Homepage
jangfestival.co.kr (Korean only)