SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Rice has long been a big part of the Korean diet. And despite a recent decline in the consumption of the staple, rice still remains an irreplaceable dish in Korean cuisine, with an annual average rice consumption per capita of 62.9kg (2015).
The ancient kings of Korea used to perform a ritual in which they would show themselves farming in order to encourage and emphasize the importance of agriculture. This ritual was called Chingyeongne.
A rice-planting event inspired by Chingyeongne took place at Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul on Wednesday. Changdeokgung is one of the Five Grand Palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty.
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