Korea National Parks


Maechang Cultural Festival
  • Address Seooe-ri Buan-eup, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-Do
  • Phone Number82-63-580-4713
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Maechang is one of the four best known female poets during the Joseon Dynasty. Born in 1573 in Buan, she was a daughter of a local official named Lee Tang-jong. She died in 1610 at the age of 37. After her death, her beautiful poems continued to contribute greatly to Korean literature. So the poets and calligraphers of Buan held a memorial service at Bupung Yulsa for hundreds of years. In 2001, the memorial service evolved into a bigger event called Maechang Cultural Festival to include a wider spectrum of literature.