|Daraengi Village (가천 다랭이마을)|
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|Daraengi Village in Namhae is famous for terraced rice paddies on a steep hill on the outskirts of Mt. Seolheul reaching almost 500 meters. The rice paddies with 108 steps (consisting of stones and soil) are very picturesque and great for taking photographs. Located in the south, the village is balmy in winter, and spring greens (such as mugwort and spinach) sprout before any other place in Korea. Environment-friendly agriculture flourishes because the sea breeze prevents insect pests.
This land of friendly people and fertile soil is home to Daraengi Rice Paddy Festival every spring. The festival offers a slew of interesting programs allowing visitors to experience traditional farming and learn cultural and natural heritage in Daraengi Village: Harrowing a Field, Straw Rope Ssireum (Korean Wrestling), Rice Planting, Running on Rice Paddies, Carrying a Wooden Carrier, and colorful performance events.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
|* Seongu - Eungbongsan
Mt. - Seolheulsan Mt.(MAngsan Mt.) - Gacheon Village
* Gacheon - Eungbongsan Mt. - Seolheulsan Mt.(MAngsan Mt.) - Gacheon
* Gacheon - Seolheulsan Mt.(MAngsan Mt.) - Eungbongsan Mt. - Seongu
* Seongu - Eungbongsan Mt. - Seolheulsan Mt.(MAngsan Mt.) - Honghyeon
the Mongdol Beach, Farming Experience, Mireukbul Sunrise,
Eating Saecham (food eaten during breaks in between work), Country School Experience,
Daraengi Kite Flying, Straw Crafting, Jwibulnori (a traditional game of twirling
cans filled with burning charcoal), etc.
※ A minimum of 30 participants is required for each experience program.
(reservations required a week in advance)
|25 parking spaces|
Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Namhae Terminal.
Bus Info: runs 12 times a day / Travel time: 4 hrs, 30min
From Namhae Bus Terminal, take a local bus to Daraengi Village.
Local bus Info: runs 18 times a day / Travel time: 30-40min