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|Hadong-gun County / Hadong Wild Tea Cultural Festival Organizing Committee|
|Hadong is famous for being the first tea plantation site in Korea.
Unlike other tea production sites, which typically use machines for processing, Hadong continues to produce tea using time-honored traditional methods. As a result, it produces particularly high-grade teas, which are often sold at high prices.
During the festival, visitors can sample a variety of Hadong’s tea for free and purchase their favorites at bargain prices. The festival offers visitors a unique and entertaining combination of events and hands-on experiences, drawing a large number of visitors every year.
|Tea Etiquette Ceremony at the first tea plantation site, seminar on tea and tea bowls, farming green tea, demonstration of making Dasi, making wild tea, making tea bowls, Cheonnyeoncha (a thousand year tea) Auction, tea etiquette competition for international tourists, temple stay, temple concert|
|※ 2014's festival postponed indefinitely.|
|Open to visitors of all ages.|
|[To the main
festival venue, Green Tea Cultural Center (차문화센터)]
From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Hadong and get off at Hwagae Terminal.
* Bus Schedule: 06:30, 08:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 22:00
From Hwagae Bus Terminal, go 180m to Hwagae Intersection (화개삼거리).
Take a Gurye-Sinheung (구례-신흥) route bus to the Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사입구) bus stop.
Turn left at Yonggang Intersection (용강삼거리), and cross a bridge.
Turn right after the bridge, and go 300m forward to arrive at the Green Tea Cultural Center (차문화센터).
[To Hwagae Market (화개장터)]
From Hwagae Bus Terminal, cross the Hwagaegyo Bridge.
Go 100m forward to arrive at Hwagae Market.
[To Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사)]
From Hwagae Bus Terminal, go left towards Seomjingang River (섬진강) for 170m.
At the Hwawgae Samgeori 3-way Intersection (화개삼거리), take a Gurye-Sinheung (구례-신흥) route bus to Ssanggyesa Temple.
Ssanggyesa Temple is located 150m away.
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