The Gwangju region is the agricultural heartland of Korea and is known as Home of the Delicacies. It has been producing rice and other agricultural products on its wide open plains since long ago, and gets plenty of seafood from the Seohae and Namhae oceans. Due to the area's abundance of fresh ingredients, it's believed to produce some of the best tasting dishes in Korea.

The Gwangju Kimchi Festival celebrates what could be called Korea's ‘National' food, kimchi. There is a sampling corner, a buffet of kimchi and various complimentary dishes, and visitors can even learn how to make kimchi. This popular festival is a must for visitors who are interested in Korea's traditional foods.