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|Pung-gi ginseng is only grown in the Sobaeksan Mountains and is widely known for its superior quality. The reason Pung-gi ginseng is so highly valued is because of its high contents of ‘saponin,’ which is effective in regulating blood pressure and reenergizing the body. It is even believed to help reduce the risk of cancer. The Pung-gi Ginseng Festival coincides with the peak of the harvesting season each year, which takes place around October.
During the festival period, visitors can participate in various events such as harvesting ginseng and sampling cuisines made from the expensive Pung-gi ginseng. There are also many other tourist attractions located in the Yeongju region, including the Buseoksa Temple and Sobaeksan Pung-gi Hot Springs.
|Ginseng rituals and ceremonies, harvesting Pung-gi ginseng, Pung-gi ginseng peeling contest, ginseng auction, hands-on events, etc.
Details on 2014’s event TBA.
the Yeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 22 or 27.
Get off at Punggi Station (풍기역) or Punggi Taxi (풍기택시) Bus Stop.
The festival venue is a 5-min walk from the bus stop.
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