Korea National Parks

Festivals

Gangneung Dano Festival
Introduction

Gangwon-do is a gift of nature since it’s a land filled with life. The Gangneung Dano Festival has been observed for over one thousand years in Gangwon-do. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. An intangible heritage is a valuable asset comprised of the knowledge, experience, and life styles of our ancestors. The Gangneung Dano Festival is a meaningful and unprecedented cultural event that’s been observed for more than one thousand years.

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