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[Korea] Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival 2013 starts Sep 6

▲The tasty and bittersweet fried Insam at the festival is a must-try (bottom left) •Photo Credit: Guemsan County (top right)

The Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival 2013 will take place at the Geumsan Ginseng Museum plaza and at Geumsan Ginseng Market in Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, from September 6 to 15.

Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival will present a range of fun-filled programs to promote the health benefits of ginseng, for which Geumsan-gun is famous. At the Ginseng Folk Village, visitors will have a chance to participate in many ginseng-related programs such as the ginseng digging experience. At the international ginseng trade exhibition, visitors can see and purchase various kinds of ginseng products.

Other events at the festival include a red ginseng foot bath, a ginseng jumak (a tavern selling alcohol) providing free samples of ginseng alcohol, and plenty of performances. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

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<Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival 2013>

Venue: Plaza in front of Geumsan Ginseng Museum and Geumsan Ginseng Market in Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Period: September 6 – 15, 2013
Admission: Free *Fees may apply for some hands-on programs
Homepage:
    Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival http://tour.geumsan.go.kr/ (Korean)
        *You may find a festival leaflet (English, Japanese, Chinese) at the bottom left side of the website.
    Geumsan Culture & Tourism http://tour.geumsan.go.kr/html/tour (Korean)
    Geumsan County http://www.geumsan.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Inquiries: +82-41-751-2484 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Date
08/29/2013
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