[KFestival] Festivals in October 2015 Part 1

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Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) (부산국제영화제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1


Period
10.01.2015 ~ 10.10.2015

Address
U-dong, Haeun Daegu, Busan-si
부산 해운대구 우동

Location
Centum City: LOTTE CINEMA Centum City, CGV Centum City, Busan Cinema Center, Dongseo University Sohyang Theater, Community Media Center / Haeundae: MEGABOX Haeundae / Nampo-dong: MEGABOX Busan Theater

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-51-747-3010
+82-1688-3010 (Korean)


Sponsors / Management
BIFF Organization Committee /

Ticket Reservations
Online reservatoin is available from the followings.
http://www.daum.net 
http://www.biff.kr 

※ Find more information here

Transportation
Haeundae
[Subway]
Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 1.

[Bus]
From Busan Station, take bus 1001 or 1003 to Haeundae.

Busan Cinema Center
[Subway]
Centum City Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 12.

[Shuttle Bus]
Opereting period: October 4-11
Operating hour: 8:30-19:30, Busan Cinema Center (Start point)
Intervals: 10 min
Route: Busan Cinema Center (Start point) → Haeundae Centum Hotel → MEGABOX Haeundae (Busan Subway), Exit 5. → BIFF village → Haeundae Grand Hotel →Park Hyatt Busan → Busan Cinema Center

Fax
+82-51-747-3012

Homepage
biff.kr 
(Korean, English)

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Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1



Period
10.01.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
626, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 진주시 남강로 626 (본성동)

Location
Namgang River Area

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-55-761-9111 (Korean)



Sponsors / Management
Jinju-si, Jinju Art & Culture Foundation / Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival Committee

Introduction
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592) as a military strategy to prevent Japanese troops from wading the Namgang River. The highlights of the festival are the floating of lanterns carrying personal wishes of the citizens along the Namgang River, and the parade of lanterns created by the students themselves. In addition, the festival features gaejesik (lighting of lanterns in remembrance of the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle veterans), an exhibition of the world’s traditional lanterns, and many more participatory cultural programs.

Programs
Main EventsLighting ceremony, floating lanterns on the river, Korean lantern exhibition, World traditional lantern exhibition, traditional crafted lantern exhibition, hanging wish-lantern

Hands-on Programs
Creative lantern making, lantern making and floating, citizen’s lantern making

Subsidiary Events
Fireworks show, Namgaram Get-Together (outdoor performance), local traditional food & specialty shops, etc.

Transportation
Take an intercity bus to Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal.
Exit the terminal towards the river.
Turn right, and walk for 5min to arrive at the festival site.

Homepage
www.yudeung.com (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)


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Geumsan Insam (Ginseng) Festival (금산인삼축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1



Period
10.02.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
30, Insamgwangjang-ro, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 금산군 금산읍 인삼광장로 30

Location
Geumsan Ginseng Museum and the Ginseng & Herb Street

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-41-750-2412~3 (Korean)


Sponsors / Management
Geumsan Ginseng Promotion Committee / Geumsan Ginseng Festival Executive Committee

Introduction
The Geumsan Insam Festival is held annually in Geumsan County (Chungcheongnam-do), the largest producer of ginseng in Korea. Growing both in content and in size, the festival was selected as a cultural and tourism festival by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Sports in 1996 and became established as a national festival. With the rising popularity of the festival, the marvelous effects of Geumsan ginseng have become known throughout the nation, drawing an increasing number of local and foreign tourists every year. The festival also holds special exhibitions and sets up booths where people can try some of the various health therapies. Aside from the exhibitions, exciting events, performances, and delicious food are sure to please visitors.

Programs
* For more details about the festival programs, visit the festival’s website.

Transportation
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Geumsan (금산), approx. 2hr 40min travel time.
Bus schedule: 06:30, 08:05, 10:05, 11:30, 13:30, 15:05, 17:05, 18:30
From Geumsan Intercity Bus Terminal, take a taxi to the festival venue. (1.5km)

E-Mail
kbg0115@yahoo.co.kr

Homepage
http://www.insamfestival.co.kr (Korean only)


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Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계불꽃축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1

Period
10.03.2015 ~ 10.03.2015
Address
50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 63로 50 (여의도동)

Location
Yeouido Hangang Park
(In front of the '63 City' building)

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-2-120


Sponsors / Management
Hanwha Group, SBS / Hancomm Hanwha

Introduction
Seoul International Fireworks Festival is an annual event of extravagant firework displays by firework masters from home and abroad. Prior to the firework show, visitors will be able to enjoy various performances and programs.
Visitors can enjoy firework displays by professional teams from home and abroad.

Performance Times
13:00-21:30

Program Details
Fireworks show by Canada, Japan, France, Korea

Transportation
[Subway]
Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5, 9), Exit 5.
* In case of heavy traffic, Subway Line 5 may not stop at Yeouinaru Station. Please use the nearby Yeouido, Mapo or Daebang Station.

[Bus]
Blue: 162, 261, 262, 360, 362, 461, 503, 753 
Green: 5012, 5534, 5623, 5633, 5713, 6513, 6623, 6630, 7611

Homepage
www.hanwhafireworks.com


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Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival (영주 풍기인삼축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1


Period
10.04.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
Namwoncheon Stream, Baek-ri, Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경북 영주시 풍기읍 백리

Location
Area of Namwoncheon Stream in Punggi-eup

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-54-639-6621


Sponsors / Management
Yeongju-si / Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival Organizing Committee

Introduction
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 content 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 harvest season each year, which takes place around October.

During the festival period, visitors can participate in various events, such as harvesting ginseng and sampling cuisine made from the expensive Pung-gi ginseng. There are also many other tourist attractions located in the Yeongju region, including Buseoksa Temple and Sobaeksan Pung-gi Hot Springs.

Programs
Ginseng rituals and ceremonies, harvesting Pung-gi ginseng, Pung-gi ginseng peeling contest, ginseng auction, hands-on events, etc. 
Find more information from the event's website.

Admission/Participation Fees
Free

Transportation
[Bus]
Across from 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.

E-Mail
punggiinsam@hanmail.net

Homepage
ginsengfestival.com (Korean only)


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Gimje Horizon Festival (김제 지평선축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1



Period
10.07.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
Sinnyong-ri, Buryang-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do 
전북 김제시 부량면

Location
Gimje-si (Byeokgolje; 벽골제)

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-63-540-3031


Sponsors / Management
Gimje-si / Gimje Horizon Festival Committee

Introduction
Gimje Horizon Festival, held from late September to early October every year since 1999, takes place at Byeokgolje Reservoir, which is the heart of the Honam rice bowl. The festival aims to show the importance of Korea’s farming culture, which is a foundation of the nation, with the theme of sky and land meeting at the horizon. The festival also aims to promote the regional image and economy. Many dynamic and active programs are available for festival-goers to participate in before the golden horizon. 

Byeokgolje, the largest irrigation facility in the world, built 1,700 years ago during Baekje (King Biryu, 330), is embraced by the city of Gimje. Thanks to Byeokgolje, the area of Gimje is the birth place of Korea’s rice farming and agricultural culture. During the Baekje period, it was called ‘Byeokgolgun’ (a village of rice) which came from the fact that this area was the first area to start rice farming. 

During the festival, domestic and overseas visitors can take part in various hands-on programs feeling Korean farming culture in Byeokgolje (Historic Site No. 111). Visitors of all ages can easily take part in these programs to educate, inspire, and enjoy with a theme of spacious plains to the horizon. Events include kite-flying, rice-farming, catching grasshoppers, Korea Straw and Plants handicraft, making rice over an open fire, and other activities to entertain visitors.

Transportation
[By train]
Take an express train to Gimje Station.
Take the festival shuttle bus from the Station to the festival venue.
(Shuttle bus schedule: 07:30-22:30)

[By bus]
Take an express bus to Gimje Bus Terminal.
Take the festival shuttle bus from the Terminal to the festival venue.
(Shuttle bus schedule: 08:00-22:00)

Homepage
festival.gimje.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


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Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival (안성 남사당 바우덕이축제)

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짱이뻐! - Festivals in October 2015 Pt1



Period
10.07.2015 ~ 10.11.2015

Address
198, Namsadang-ro, Bogae-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 안성시 보개면 남사당로 198 (복평리)

Location
Anseongmatchum Land, Downtown Anseong

Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-31-678-5991~3



Sponsors / Management
Anseong-si / Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival Committee

Introduction
Namsadang Baudeogi Festival, a popular culture and art festival, will be held in the hub of art and culture in Anseong. Since it first started in 2001, this festival has been promoting the preservation of the tradition of Namsadang (troupes of entertainers who traveled around the country). It also became the official festival of CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts) in 2006.

Based on the Namsadang Baudeogi, Anseong World Folkloriada (안성세계민속축전) is considered as the most successful festival ever, drawing seven hundred thousand visitors. In 2013, It has been renamed as the Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival and will be held at Anseong Matchum Land.

During the festival, visitors can look forward to parades, performances, hands-on activities, exhibitions and contests. Programs include a Baudeogi (leader of one of the best Namsadang groups) memorial ceremony, parades, an opening ceremony, special autumn events, guerilla performances, the Anseong citizen Beona dolligi (dish spinning), themed village and connecting farm village experience programs, etc.

Transportation
[Subway + Bus]
Pyeongtaek Station (Seoul Subway Line 1).
Take Bus 50, 55, 55-1, 70, 370, 370-1 or 380.
Get off at Anseong Terminal. (30-40min)
Take a taxi from Anseong Terminal to the venue (Anseongmatchum Land).

Fax
+82-31-678-5999, +82-31-678-4602

Homepage
www.namsadang.or.kr (Korean only)

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[full credits to Korea Tourism Organization]

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