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Celebrating the Sublime Quietness of Bamboo Groves in May and October
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Celebrating the Sublime Quietness of Bamboo Groves in May and October
  • By matthew
  • April 14, 2015, 11:15
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The 17th Damyang Bamboo Festival will be held at Juknokwon in Damyang, South Korea for 5 days from May 1st to 5th.

Juknokwon is a nationally famous bamboo forest. Bamboo traditionally symbolizes the scholarly spirit of Korean ancestors that never forsook their integrity or fidelity and kept their loyalty to the country and their faith. The distinctively clean festival place gives visitors good chances to enjoy clean air, delicious food, and a clean natural environment during the event. Especially the Gwan-bang Stream, which winds around the festival zone, contributes to the diverse activities and programs of the Bamboo Festival.    

With the slogan of “Green Bamboo Forest and Clear Spirit,” the Damyang Bamboo Festival has unique festival themes to showcase a green culture vision and bring together the various local tour resources available. The local government ensures that Damyang is an attractive tourist destination in all four seasons.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism called this Bamboo Festival a representative and successful model of the Korean tourism industry. It shows the fruit of the hard work of local organizations and the festival committee, which is devoted to enhancing the festival’s reputation as a global green festival synergizing local cultural resources, new bamboo businesses, and bamboo craft products.

The event offers many different programs. One of them is a therapeutic experience of enjoyable relaxation walking though the elegant bamboo groves rustling with a fresh wind. The bamboo forest path leads visitors into sublime quietness that can’t be found elsewhere in this secular world.

In autumn, Juknokwon will become the home of the 2015 Damyang International Bamboo Exposition and will introduce everything about bamboo. Visitors can experience the past, present, and future of bamboo and bamboo-related work. The Bamboo Expo will be held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 31.