Located in South Jeolla Province, Jangheung County is a hidden attraction in Korea. As food tasting is all the rage throughout the nation, people shouldn’t miss the heavenly food here, a combination of fresh ingredients and chefs’ cooking skills. But this county also has many historical features. Built in 860 A.D. during the Unified Silla Dynasty, the county houses the legendary Borim Temple. Borim Temple preserves several National Treasures, more than any other temple in the nation. The county is also historically significant with its importance in the Donghak Peasant Movement동학농민운동, which met its end in chaos during the 1800’s.
Jangheung County is the home of many writers. Baek Gwang-hong, the author of Gwandongbyeolgok관서별곡 written in 1555 and Lee Cheong-jun whose novel A wanderer in Seonhak-dong선학동 나그네, were both born here. Widely read, A wanderer in Seonhak-dong has been published in official school textbooks. Currently, the Jeam Azalea Festival takes place here and holds more interesting events in each season like the Pen Shell Festival, Pike Eel Festival, Aqua Festival, Gwamaegi과메기 Fishing Festival, and the Cheongwan Mountain Eulalie Festival.
Sheena Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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