Jinju, South Korea

Jinju is a charming city in South Korea, situated in the South Gyeongsang Province, rich of a thousand years of history and renowned as a city of culture, art and spirit.

Its various festivals like  Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival or the Gaecheon Arts Festival and traditional arts make it a reference in creativity. Jinju is the home of a long line of talented artisans who will impress you with their beautiful crafts, real pieces of art, and teach you the traditional technique of woodcarving.

Jinju proposes a creative discovering of its  city, its traditions and its cultural heritage. By the way, the city is comitted to promote creative tourism as a sustainaible development model  all around the world by organizing every year, since 2016, the International Forum on Creative City.

Visiting Jinju is immersing yourself into an authentic culture and be charmed by its involved and friendly inhabitants who’ll give you the opportunity to experience their culture in a very inspirationnal atmosphere!

Creative experiences:

  • Woodcarving workshops
  • Silk weaving workshops
  • Traditional physical theater classes
  • Flokloric music classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Lantern making workshops during Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival
  • Photographic routes
  • Painting sessions
  • Floral art workshop during Jinju Spring Flower Festival


Second International Forum on Creative City, held last November 17th 

Jinju, Creative City

For more information: http://english.jinju.go.kr/main/