Monday, April 30, 2012

Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival 2012

I wrote last year about a great Hanji Festival that I had attended during my stay in Korea.  It's an annual event of Korean culture and a large part of it is on Hanji. Jeonju is a famous area for hanji paper and it's traditions.

If you're living in Korea or are planning on being there this weekend then don't miss this wonderful festival.

Hanji Culture Festival

3-6 May 2012, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

DATE: Thursday 3rd  to Sunday 6th May,  2012
COST: Free admission - payment may be required for some events/activities
VENUE: Jeonju Hanok Village, Hanji Industry Support Center area, Jeonju City, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province)
DESCRIPTION: Organized to promote the excellent qualities of Korea’s traditional paper Hanji, the festival’s main specialty is paper, featuring all kinds of products made from Hanji as well as contests, exhibitions, hands-on programs for visitors, and a traditional market.
Programs: Jeonju Hanji International Fashion Show, Costume Play Fashion Show, Hanji craft experience, Hanji scientific adventure, Hanji lantern making, hanging wish lanterns, performances, etc.

INFO: 063-271-2503 or for help getting information in English KTO's 063-1330 helpline. Website is Korean only.
1) From Jeonju Station, take bus 79 or 119. Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop. Walk 450m to arrive at Jeonju Hanok Village.
2) From Jeonju Intercity Bus Terminal or Express Bus Terminal, take bus 79. Get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok Village) Bus Stop. Walk 450m to arrive at Jeonju Hanok Village.
3) Take a taxi from Jeonju Station or Jeonju Bus Terminal. (15-20 min ride)

Source: Korea4expats

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