Mokpo Port Festival

Mokpo Port Festival

Opened in 1897, Mokpo has been serving as the center of trade and logistics. In the past, it had the honor of being selected as one of the best three harbors and six cities in the country. Even now, the modern history is still alive in this central city of the southwest coast and marine culture from across the country integrates here.Mokpo Port Festival preserves the inherent marine culture and disseminates it throughout the country.

Yudalsan Mountain Flower Festival

Yudalsan Mountain Flower Festival

Yudalsan Mountain is a mountain that symbolizes Mokpo. Though the mountain has a mild slope, it boasts magnificent view with various oddly shaped rocks against the backdrop of ocean and islands. A variety of spring flowers such as forsythias, cherry blossoms and magnolias bloom across Yudalsan Mountain like a yellow embroidery. Pink petals falling from cherry blossom trees create a breathtaking scene.

Mokpo Admiral Yi Sun-sin cultural Festival

Mokpo Admiral Yi Sun-sin cultural Festival

Mokpo is a southwestern gateway of the Korean peninsula that connects to Seoul through the western sea to the north and Gyeongsang-do through the southern sea to the southeast. It is also an entrance to the inland along the Yeongsanggang River.Admiral Yi Sun-sin dispatched naval forces in Gohado Island during the naval battle at Noryang after winning the battle of Myeongnyang and secured 50 battles ships and 800 naval forces within 4 months, which led to victory in the battle of Noryang.

This festival is held to reflect the meaning of Mokpo that was firstly recorded in history and raise the patriotic spirit of admiral Yi Sun-sin from 420 years ago.

Mokpo Ceramic Livingware Exhibition

Mokpo Ceramic Livingware Exhibition

Mokpo, which is a mecca of ceramic livingware, hosts a festival to introduce the traditionality of ceramic livingware and allow people to experience pottery making. There are various experience events such as pottery making with clay and spinning wheel, soil play for children using soil treading and tramping asa part of the pottery making process, eco-friendly experience, etc. The festival mainly focuses on selling ceramic products and offering experience events. Families and citizens can participate in the festival to celebrate the family month.

MIMAF (Mokpo International Madang Art Festival)

MIMAF (Mokpo International Madang Art Festival)

Mokpo International Madang Art Festival is a festival that increases the quality of life of residents through sharing by creating a space for communication called ‘Madang’ where cultural lives are exchanged at the festival site with tradition and modernity.

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