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|Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Festival is known for its freshest and finest quality, which is made with recipes handed down from from
generation to generation, retaining the unique, authentic taste of salted fermented fish.
All the ingredients are imported directly and prepared in modern facilities. Today, the market accounts for half of the nation’s total sales of salted seafood.
The Ganggyeong Festival has grown to become a major industrial festival in Korea, and originally started off in an effort to boost local economy and enhance the fish market merchants’ incomes in 1997 when the IMF financial crisis hit the nation. Salted fish merchants made the festival in a large-scale, getting bigger and better each year.
Especially since 2007, the festival has changed its official title to Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival. The festival has in the spotlight and has now established itself as a healthy fermented food item in the world food market, breaking away from the notion of being simply salted, preserved food.
Making kimchi with fermented seafood
Making jeotgal (fermanted seafood)
Jeotgal (fermented seafood) tasting
Making salted fish rice balls and salted fish gimbap
Jeotgal buffet, local food restaurants
Making art crafts (earthenware & hanji (Korean paper) crafts)
Making paper boat with wishing notes
Hand fishing for prawns
From Ganggyeong Intercity Bus Terminal
Walk southwest along Gyebaek-ro (계백로) for about 280 m. Turn right onto Daeheung-ro (대흥로).
Walk about 450 m northwest and turn left onto Geumbaek-ro (금백로)
Walk about 170 more meters to find the Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Pavilion on your right.
From Ganggyeong train station
Go straight out of the station (northwest) along Daeheung-ro (대흥로) (about 600 m).
Turn left onto Geumbaek-ro (금백로) and walk for about 170 m to find the Ganggyeong Salted Seafood Pavilion on your right.
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