[International i Journal = Reporter Yeo ui-bong, Lee bo-seul from Gyeongsangbuk-do] Yeongju Punggi Ginseng is a health food proved to have excellent effect on improving immunity with its best quality in the world and there held a festival in Yeongju, the biggest ginseng production area in Korea.
The "2018 Young Gwanggi Ginseng Festival", which celebrated its 21st anniversary this year, opened its 9-day festival with the opening ceremony on October 20 along the riverside of Namwoncheon, Punggi-eup.
Gaesamteo Koyuje and Grand Punggi Ginseng Festival, which pray for the prosperity of Punggi Ginseng and the good harvest of ginseng, were set as an event to reveal the history of Yeongju Punggi Ginseng.
The highlight of the opening ceremony was the Jusebung Country Governor‘s Honored Going in honor of Former Country Governer, Ju, Se-bung who started cultivating Punggi Ginseng for the first time.
Ju, Se-bung is a historical figure who started to cultivate ginseng in Punggi as a newly appointed country governor, paying attention to the fact that wild ginsengs had been harvested at the Sobaek Mountain from the Three Kingdoms period. This festival has attracted the attention of tourists through a program to inform people about the history of Punggi Ginseng with meaningful events including sowing ginseng seeds that had inherited the 500 year ginseng cultivation history in Punggi.
Starting on 20th, the 2018 Yeongju Punggi Ginseng Festival will continue for 9 days until October 28th on the festival site along the riverside of Namwoncheon, Punggi-eup, where we have various experience events as well as diversified special events, performances, exhibitions, and experience programs that will tell the story of regional history.
Yeongju City has many excellent cultural and tourism resources such as Buseoksa registered in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sosu Seowon, the first official lecture hall in Korea, and Museom Village, a nationally designated important folk cultural asset. There are many other sightseeing places in Yeongju during this Yeongju Punggi Ginseng Festival period.
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