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|Geumsan Ginseng Promotion Committee / Geumsan Ginseng Festival Executive Committee|
|Geumsan Insam Festival is held every fall in Geumsan County
(Chungcheongnam-do), the largest producer of ginseng in Korea. The are is surrounded by numerous ginseng and medicinal herb markets, making
it a great venue for a festival where visitors can experience the marvelous effects of ginseng. Geumsan Insam Gallery is open during the festival, displaying virtually every ginseng item. The festival also conducts a
special exhibitions such as the International Insam Exchange Exhibition and
sets up booths where people can try some of the various health therapies.
Aside from the exhibitions, exciting events, performances, and delicious food are sure to please visitors. These include Geumsan folk performances, ginseng-related performances, songs and dance, and a tteokme (떡메, mallet for pounding rice cakes) performance. Hands-on programs let visitors dig ginseng and make rice cakes themselves. Other exciting events include a ginseng cooking contest, a marathon, a singing contest, a ginseng & medicinal herbs quiz, ginseng tea painting, and herb-slicing.
|From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Geumsan (금산),
approx. 2hr 40min travel time.
Bus schedule: 06:30, 08:05, 10:05, 11:30, 13:30, 15:05, 17:05, 18:30
From Geumsan Intercity Bus Terminal, take a taxi to the festival venue. (1.5km)
|tour.geumsan.go.kr (Korean only)|