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Gangwon Traditional Markets Are Fully Ready for the Foreign Tourists During 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games

January 27, 2018 Visit North Asia No Comments Email Email

Small Enterprise Broadcasting and Information Service (SEBIS) announced that Traditional markets in PyeongChang and other parts of Gangwon Province have prepared many programs to entertain foreign tourists during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The SEBIS is an agency to promote Korean Traditional Markets.

The markets plan to hold diverse events where foreign visitors will have a great time experiencing traditional Korean culture and Korean kindness as well as eating a wide array of street foods.

Jeongseon Arirang Market in Jeongseon, the venue for alpine competitions, will stage a performance of Jeongseon arirang, a regional variety of Arirang, a Korean folk song. Visitors to the Jeongseon Icicle Festival will have fun catching silver carp with their bare hands or ice fishing in the Joyanggang River under the Second Bridge from Feb 7 to 25.

Traditional markets in two main Winter Olympic sites, Gangneung and PyeongChang, will hold straw handicraft and other events for foreign visitors to experience the Korean tradition. The “Gangwon Product Pavilion” will sell an assortment of well-known local products, while running various events related to traditional Korean culture.

As Seollal or Lunar New Year, one of the biggest Korean holidays, is within the period of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, Seollal shopping scenes in traditional markets are expected to be quite a sight for foreigners.

Traditional markets in Gangwon have also arranged tours that include stops at the markets, Olympic venues and regional tourist attractions to facilitate access to the markets during the Olympics.

Foreigners are welcome to enjoy the Winter Olympics in Gangwon Province and also experience Korean culture and kindness in traditional markets in the province.

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