Jeonju, the city with Korea’s most authentic charm will host a variety of festivals for tourists to experience the essence of Korean history, taste, style and culture, throughout October.

Jeonju City, Jeollabuk-do, the most culturally Korean city, will present Jeonju Festa 2023 in October, where tourists can fully appreciate the charms of Jeonju, including its history, culture, and identity.

“We will strive to ensure that everyone who visits Jeonju has a complete experience of the city’s flavour and beauty,” said Jeonju Mayor, Woo Beom-ki in a statement.

Travellers worldwide visiting Jeonju in October will see each week a variety of events held in several locations throughout the city, including Jeonju Hanok Village, Korea Traditional Culture Center, Jeonju General Stadium and Seohak-dong Art Village.

In the first week of October, Korea’s representative gourmet festival, ‘Jeonju Bibimbap Festival’ (Oct 7-9), ‘Ceremonial March to Enshrine the Portrait of King Taejo of Joseon Dynasty’ (Oct 6), ‘Jeonju Art Nanjang’ (Oct 7-9), and ‘International Hanji Industry Festival’ (Oct 7-10), will take place.

Also held are the ‘Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Walk’ (Oct 13-14) to boost nighttime travel to cultural assets; ‘Joseon Pop Festival’, a new festival showcasing the allures of Jeonju as the city of sound; and ‘Jeonju Reading Festival’ to maintain Jeonju’s character as a publishing cultural city, both on Oct 13-15, in the second week.

Meanwhile, events for the third and fourth weeks of October include Hanbok Culture Week (Oct 16-22), King Taejo Portrait Enshrinement Festival (Oct 21), and Jeonju International Fermented Food Expo (Oct 26-30).

The ‘Opening Festival for Jeonju Festa 2023’ is also scheduled to welcome Jeonju citizens and visitors for four days from Oct 6 at Jeonju Stadium and the old baseball stadium site, with 16 different programmes.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency