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[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights across Korea

Aug. 20, 2021 - 09:00 By Lee Si-jin
Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival

The Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival is taking place at the Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Center in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, from Sept. 24-27.

The festival celebrates Korea’s unique celadon, “buncheongsagi.” Programs promoting buncheongsagi, including cooking with buncheong ceramic pots and pottery making, will be available.

The event is free to visitors of all ages.

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Rose of Sharon Exhibition

The Rose of Sharon Exhibition is taking place at the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province, through Sunday.

The festival seeks to offer a chance for visitors to learn about the national flower, with nearly 100 variations as they walk through the garden. Various summer flowers other than the rose of Sharon are available for flower-loving visitors as well.

A special event is organized for visitors to earn extra tickets by posting photos of the flowers on their Instagram account.

Visitors of all ages are welcome, and admission fees vary according to age group.

Updated information can be found at 

Gwangalli Eobang Festival

The Gwangalli Eobang Festival will take place at Gwangalli Beach in Busan from Oct. 15-17.

The annual spring festival has been postponed to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by Suyeong-gu and managed by the Busan Suyeong-gu Festival Organizing Committee, the event shares traditional fishing culture from the Joseon era and offers cultural experiences in a folk village.

The visitors can experience various programs, including a parade, concert, musicals and bare-handed fishing.

More information can be found at

Daegu Colorful Festival

The Daegu Colorful Festival will take place in the area of Gukchaebosang-ro in Daegu from Oct. 23-24.

The two-day event offers performances and many art programs for all visitors to enjoy and participate in. Street performances are also scheduled, with the Colorful Parade being the highlight of the festival.

Additional information can be found at

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival will take place at Songdo Moonlight Festival Park in Incheon, from Oct. 9-10.

The festival is an annual event held every summer with the support of local and worldwide rock fans.

Featuring popular bands from around the world, this year’s event will run both online and offline. Admission is free.

Updated information can be found at
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