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[Korea] 2013 Culture Tourism Festivals Revealed

Photo credit: Gimje Horizon Festival Organizing Committee (top left)

A total of 42 festivals have been designated as the ‘2013 Culture Tourism Festivals of Korea’ by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The festivals were selected based on the results of on-site assessments and expert evaluations. Receiving the highest scores and earning the title of ‘Premier Festival’ are Gimje Horizon Festival and Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival. The other festivals include 8 ‘Top Festivals’ including Gangjin Celadon Festival and Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mount Trout) Ice Festival, 10 ‘Outstanding Festivals’ including Jaraseom International Jazz Festival and Jindo Miracle Sea Festival, and 22 ‘Up-and-coming Festivals’ including Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival and Sunchang Fermented Soybean Festival.

The comprehensive list of the 2013 Culture Tourism Festivals of Korea is available below.

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☞ Festivals
Premier Festivals
Gimje Horizon Festival (김제 지평선축제)
Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)
Top Festivals
Gangjin Celadon Festival (강진청자축제)
Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival (강경 발효젓갈축제)
Muju Firefly Festival (무주 반딧불축제)
Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival (문경 전통찻사발축제),
Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mount Trout) Ice Festival (얼음나라 화천 산천어축제)
Yangyang Songi Festival (Pine Mushroom Festival) (양양송이축제)
Icheon Rice Cultural Festival (이천쌀문화축제)
Cheonan World Dance Festival (천안 흥타령춤축제)
Outstanding Festivals
Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬 국제 재즈 페스티벌)
7080 Chungjang Recollection Festival (추억의 7080 충장축제)
Goryeong Daegaya Experience Festival (고령 대가야체험축제)
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival (대구약령시 한방문화축제)
Damyang Bamboo Festival (담양 대나무축제)
Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival (수원 화성문화제)
Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival (산청 한방약초축제)
Jindo Miracle Sea Festival (진도 신비의바닷길축제)
Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival (영주 풍기인삼축제)
Chuncheon International Mime Festival (춘천 국제마임축제)
Up-and-Coming Festivals
Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival(광주세계김치문화축제)
Gwangalli Eobang Festival (광안리 어방축제)
Sunchang Fermented Soybean Festival (순창장류축제)
Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (인천 펜타포트 락페스티벌)
Goesan Red Pepper Festival (괴산고추축제)
Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival (부여서동연꽃축제)
Bonghwa Eun-Uh (Sweet Fish) Festival (봉화 은어축제)
Ulsan Whale Festival (울산고래축제)
Boseong Green Tea Festival (보성 다향제)
Jeongseon Arirang Festival (정선아리랑제)
Hyoseok Cultural Festival (평창 효석문화제)
Changwon Gagopa Chrysanthemum Festival (창원 가고파국화축제)
Haeundae Sand Festival (해운대 모래축제)
The Great Battle of Hansan Festival (통영한산대첩축제)
Jeju Field-Burning Festival (제주 들불축제)
Pohang International Fireworks Festival (포항 국제불빛축제)
Chungju World Martial Arts Festival (충주세계무술축제)
Hansan Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival (한산모시문화제)
Gijisi Juldarigi (tug-of-war) Festival (기지시 줄다리기축제)
Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival (목포 해양문화축제)
Jangheung Jeongnamjin Water Festival (장흥 정남진물축제)
Haemieupseong Festival (해미읍성 역사문화축제)

☞ Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Homepage: www.mcst.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)
☞ Korea Tourism Organization Homepage: www.visitkorea.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism

Date
01/04/2013
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