Every May, you can fall into the memories full of while acacia and acacia
fragrance at Sindong Pass, Jicheon-myeon, Chilgok.
Sindong Pass, Korea’s biggest acacia honey producer is filled with acacia
blossoms as if it has snowed every May to attract the visitors.
In particular, within 5km-range around Sindong Pass displays fantastic natural
environment with the continuation of acacia tunnels.
Chilgok appointed Sindong Pass a Acacia Trees Protection Zone to promote the
value of its natural environment and 329ha concentration and holds 『Acacia Bee
Honey Festival』 every
May when the acacias bloom to harmonize the nature with the industrial,
tourists’ and cultural aspects of beekeeping.
With the environmentally-friendly aspect such as flood-control and
air-purification and the economic aspect of honey flowers and infinitively
valuable trees, Acacia Bee Honey Festival is an ecological and economical
festival and is recognized as a true regional cultural festival where the
villagers and vicinity urban dwellers enjoy comfortably.
It is the most natural theme festival where you can experience the ecology of
Sindong Pass with flowers, trees and winds and the acacia bee honey that has
been popularized by unique brand-naming and superior quality. With distinguished
attractions, such as bee beard event, Bee Bee Karaoke, acacia science
exhibition, bee-sting acupuncture and photography contest, greatly contribute to
the emotional culturing of the villagers and the building-up of the village’s
Moreover, it helps the development of local industries by creating additional
values by marketing the regional specialties including the bee honey and other
The 1st festival was held in May 1999. Back then, Chilgok was supported by Korea
Acacia Research Committee to emphasize that the acacia trees are valuable
economic resources for the beekeeping households and that they are excellent for
flood-control and air-purification and to eliminate the negative images of
Centered by Sindong Pass of Chilgok, the acacia trees growing in this region are
30~40 years old and are distributed throughout 1,500ha of land taking 5% of
total forest of the region.
Currently, about 470 beekeeping households produce 150tons of honey a year and
profit 18million won.
The Acacia Bee Honey Festival of 2005 opens from May 12 to May 15.
Chilgok is formed a park of bee honey around Sindong Pass where Acacia Bee Honey
Festival opens to provide the local dwellers and vicinity urban dwellers with a
rest place and to advertise that Chilgok is the home of acacia.
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