Korea National Parks


Wild Ginseng Festival

Hamyang has 15 mountains with an altitude in excess of 1,000 meters, including Jirisan and Deokyusan, which are located in the Baekdudaegan Range. It is clean rural area whose soil content includes a large quantity of germanium. Since ancient times, a lot of medicinal herbs have grown in Jirisan, so Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Chinese Chin Dynasty sent his men to look for the herb of eternal youth (wild ginseng) there. The festival is held to promote the mysterious medicinal herb, wild ginseng, produced in Hamyang, to consumers at home and abroad. Well-being festivals are also held in the area.