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|This festival celebrates the achievements of Korea’s Dr. Wangin, who travelled to Japan over 1,600 years ago to spread knowledge culture and art. His teachings included the Thousand-Character Text (a primer of Chinese Characters) and the Analects (Discourses) of Confucius. Wangin taught writing composition to the Japanese and developed the foundations of education, which greatly influenced all areas of study, including social science, politics, economics, culture, and art.
This festival is set in the beautiful landscape of Wolchulsan National Park and Dr Wangin’s achievements are celebrated with various performances and cultural events. The festival takes place in April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
|Main Parade, traditional performances, Chinese character-writing (“the Thousand-Character Classic”) contest, cartoon character performances: “Dr. Wangin’s Trip to Japan” and “Dr. Wangin and his Friends,” Hanji (Traditional Korean paper) making, ceramics making, fusion concert, local specialty market, etc.|
|Free of charge|
From Seoul Central City Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Mokpo.
From Mokpo Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Yeongam and get off at the Historical Site of Dr. Wangin.
(20min intervals/ travel time: 30-40min)
From Yongsan Station, take a train bound for Mokpo Station
(runs 5 times a day / travel time: 3hrs 20min)
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|wanginfs.yeongam.go.kr (Korean only)|