Korea National Parks


Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival

Jirisan and Sancheong were the home of authentic traditional Korean medicine, which produced the great medical doctor Ryu Ui-tae and his disciple Heo Jun (the author of the famous Donguibogam, or “Exemplar of Korean Medicine”), as well as other renowned doctors such as the brothers Chosam and Chogaek, whose names were known to China. Jirisan Mountain produces the best quality medicinal herbs.
The festival is held every year in early May to commemorate the achievements of those great doctors and to promote the tradition of traditional Korean medicine globally.