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Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival (서울약령시 한방문화축제)




30, Yangnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul


Streets of Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Market


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The Herb Medicine Festival has been held every October in Yangnyeong-si (약령시), the largest herbal medicine marketplace in Seoul. The festival celebrates the history and effectiveness of the nation's traditional herb medicine and raises international interest in Seoul’s Yangnyeong-si market.

During the festival, a wide variety of events will be held, including activity programs such as an herb slicing contest and writing, cooking, and singing contests. Other highlights on the festival calendar include traditional performances and a taekwondo demonstration. Visitors can also enjoy free herbal tea, food, and rice cakes and will be able to buy a variety of herbs at low prices.

Perhaps the most anticipated events of the festival are the free herbal medical diagnoses and treatments, which are on offer for Korean and international visitors. This is a good opportunity for you to check your body condition and experience the benefits of oriental medicine.

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