Enjoy Abundant Autumn Festivals in Gyeongnam!

Korea is a good destination because it has distinctive 4 seasons. Especially, the autumn is cool but not cold so it is a good opportunity enjoy varied festivals with local specialties and fresh wind.

1) The 7 th Changwon K-POP World Festival 

The Changwon K-POP World Festival is a global K-POP Korean Wave festival held in every September for global applicants to show off their performances on the stage, with fantastics performance of K-POP idols.

Last year, over 500 teams from 80 areas of 65 counties participated in the festival. It will be held on Sept. 29 this year.

2) Sancheong Oriental Medicinal Herb Festival

The 17th Sancheong Orietnal Medicinal Herb Festival is held for 11 days from Sept. 15 to 24, 2017 at Donguibogam Village, Sancheong – The hometown of healing. Different healing programs are introduced with the history of Donguibogam that was written by Heo Jun and medicinal herbs produced in the clean nature while free oriental medicine treatment, oriental medicinal food hall, oriental medicinal anti-aging product exhibition hall, Donguibogam exhibition, lower-body and foot bath experience, oriental medicinal energy experience, oriental medicinal herb themed park, and other experiences and attractions are provided.

The Donguibogam Village, Sancheong was included in Top 25 Korean Wellness Tourist Attractions selected by Korea Tourism Organization.

3) Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival

2017 Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival will be held for 15 from Oct. 1 to 15, 2017 around the downtown of Jinju, Jinjuseong Fortress, and Namgang River. This festival originated from the fact that the oil light was used as a communication method in the old days, and the night sky of Namgang River is brightened with all sorts and kinds of lights and popular in the globe.

Firs marriage lighting ceremony, Yudeung-themed performance, exhibition, and experience programs, hanging wish light, Korea and global institutions and customs exhibition, and other diversified and splendid feast of Youdeung are ready for this year.

4) 2017 Global Tripitaka Koreana Culture Festival

It is held around Tripitaka Koreana Theme Park, Hapcheon and Haeinsa Temple under the theme of Valuable Nidana and Beautiful Accompanying.

The Tripitaka Koreana is a kind of complete set of Buddhist canon including most important 3 elements: Gyeong, Yul, and Ron. The Gyeong is the record of lessons of Buddha; the Yul is rules for the monks; and the Ron is the annotation on scriptures by monks with great knowledge and virtue.

The Global Tripitaka Koreana Culture Festival will offer interesting attractions, a pine tree with its story, ultra-large Tripitaka Koreana, and Tripitaka Koreana fall.

Record culture hall, 5D video center, pottery experience hall, chrysanthemum exhibition, performances and experience programs based on Goryeo Tripitaka Koreana, and other familiar and impressive contents will be ready for the festival.

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