Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival is held in Gyeongju, once a year, in April. Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Shilla kingdom, one of the three kingdoms of Korea between 57 BC until 935. The festival that lasts for six days, preserved the ancient national food culture of thousands years. It is focused on two ingredients of the culinary tradition: alcohol drinks and rice cakes.
The festival offers diverse opportunities to get familiar with the unique wines and the traditional rice cakes, and the way it is made in different areas of Korea. The visitors are invites to make their own rice cakes, to wander among the stands and enjoy the taste of the cakes and the wine.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. To conclude the festive atmosphere, Shilla’s music shows are held as well as cutting rice cakes and dough kneading contets.