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|Gwangju Kimchi Festival celebrates what could be called Korea's national food, kimchi. At the festival, visitors may sample a wide range of kimchi varieties, and learn how to make some, too. In addition, exhibitions, educational and hands-on programs will be held during the festival period.
Meanwhile, visitors to the kimchi festival may tour Gwangju, known as 'home of delicacies.' Thanks to its wide open plains and easy access to Seohae (West Sea) and Namhae (South Sea) waters, Gwangju continues to cultivate bountiful products like rice and a variety of seafood, which are used as the basic ingredients for the region's diverse delicacies.
|Place Kimchi and Korean Gimjang culture at Gyeongbokgung Palace, annual international Kimchi comference, festival preparation 'National Kimchi Tour Bus' and Kimchi Bus world tour season 2 Project, Citizens' relay, Youth G-POP festival, Kimchi contest, world Kimchi laboratory PR Hall, Kimchi making experience, Kimchi rice ball eating, Kimchi character performances, opening event (Kimchi Chimhyang), closing event (Kimchi rising), grand Namdo Kimchi market, Kimchi ingredients market, Kimchi master contest, fusion kimchi dish contest for foreigners, Kimchi arts stage, Kimchi town tour, fun with kimchi characters, Kimchi culture exploration for foreigners, Kimchi culture playground, etc.
Details on 2014’s event TBA.
From Yongsan Station or Seoul Station, take a train to Gwangju Station.
From Gwangju Station, take bus Yongbong 83 or a taxi to Jungoe Park (중외공원).
From Seoul Central City Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal, take a bus to Gwangju.
From Gwangju Bus Terminal, take bus Sangmu 64 or a taxi to Jungoe Park.
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