Friday, October 10, 2014

Review on '2014 Daegu Yakryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival', the Mecca of the East Herb Medicine Culture

When we are to look into the history of Korea, we can’t omit Joseon Dynasty.

The Daegu Yakryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival was held last October 1, that reproduced the marketplace selling herb medicines in Joseon Dynasty.

The Daegu Yakryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival, reached its 37th year by this year, was also designated as the ‘Cultural Tourism Outstanding Festival’ by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea in 2013.

Here I show you the first day of vivid festival of Yakryeongsi.

Ms. Song, So-hee, known as the Gukak (Korean classical music) girl was selected as the honorary ambassador of the Daegu Yakryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival, and showed her performance.

The venue of the Yakryeongsi Festival is largely divided into 4 streets, cheerful street, delightful street, refreshing street and delicious street.

Yeopjeon (brass coin), the ancient coin of Korea were used in buying things, so the Yeopjeon exchange counter is prepared.

A stamp alley tour and moonlight night view tour are being held that many people can enjoy every part of Daegu during the festival.

The experience programs are luxuriantly prepared including Four Trigram Constitution Center that diagnoses four trigram constitutions which is the basis of East herb medicine, and Herb Medicine Healing Center, wearing of traditional clothes, Yakcheop(packaging of herbal medicines) building game, Gongjindan(multi-herbal formula) making, and more.

We can’t omit foods when it comes to a festival.

Foods that represent Korea, from trying of an herb medicine tea decocted with various herb medicines to fried ginseng, Sikhye (Sweet rice drink), etc. are prepared.

What do you think? Isn’t it the best festival?

You can learn about Korea as well as the East herb medicine culture.

You must visit Daegu Yakryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival next year!
You will experience different Korea.

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