▲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.
<Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival 2013
: Plaza in front of Geumsan Ginseng Museum
and Geumsan Ginseng Market
in Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
: September 6 – 15, 2013
: Free *Fees may apply for some hands-on programs
Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival http://tour.geumsan.go.kr/
*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
Geumsan County http://www.geumsan.go.kr
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Health-Enhancing Ginseng Tour "Sketch of the Geumsan Insam(Ginseng) Festival"