|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)|
|Plowing experience with a cow, traditional games, field day and camp fire, making and flying a kite, village tour, string figures, rice planting, straw crafts, picking spinach and winter herb
* Acitivites are subject to change depending on seasons and local conditions. Please make a phone-inquiry.
|25 parking spaces|
|Information Center, experience hall, coastal path, accommodations, etc.|
|Free (separate participation fee)|
|Reservation Info. for Natives|
|Advanced reservations required|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|Available in English (pre-reservation required)|
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