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|Located within a forest of 2.4 kilometers of bamboo, this festival is full of activities celebrating the beauty and function of the bamboo plant. More active visitors can test their skills during some of the festival’s scheduled river sports, such as ‘Log Rafting’ and ‘Water Bicycling’. After working up an appetite, visitors can please their palate with some of Damyang’s famous cuisines and other world foods featured at the Cultural Experience Center. For additional sightseeing opportunities, visit some of the other attractions in the area, such as the Damyang Soswaewon, Damyang Gwanbangjerim, Damyang Jungnogwon, Metasequoia, and more.|
|Bamboo Fair, Bamboo Musical Instrument Performance Contest, Bamboo-Cutting Sword Championship, Writing & Painting Competition, Making Daetongsul (a bamboo bottled traditional liquor), Riding a Bamboo Raft, Fishing with Bamboo Basket.|
|Participation fees and site admission fees may be charged.|
From Yongsan Station (Seoul), take a train to Gwangju (광주).
* KTX (Express) train schedule: 06:40-20:30, 1hr 20min-2hr 25min intervals
* Saemaeul train schedule: 09:55-15:55, 1hr 35min-4hr 25min intervals
From Gwangju Station, take local Bus 311 to Juknokwon.
From Central City Bus Terminal (Seoul), take an express bus to Damyang (담양).
* Bus schedule: 10:10, 16:10
From Damyang Bus Terminal, cross the road and take a Bongsan-Damyang (봉산, 담양) route bus.
Get off at the Juknokwon bus stop, and cross the road.
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