World Heritage Festival: South Korea’s centuries-old tradition

The World Heritage Festival in Andong is famous but sparsely attended; this year’s organisers hope to change that.

Millions of South Koreans are finding holiday destinations closer to home because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has cancelled most international flights.

It is good news for organisers of a cultural festival in the southeastern city of Andong.

The area has been renowned for hundreds of years as a centre for Buddhist and Confucian learning, and the home of Korean nobility.


Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Andong, South Korea.