First time I read about Damyang Bamboo Forest (담양대나무숲) was from a chapter in Yonsei KLI reading textbook about the Damyang Bamboo Festival and it sounded like a pretty cool place. On the continuation of my road trip with Hannah & Noah (see part 1 & part 2 here), we stopped by this place to check out the forest. I gotta say it didn't live to my expectations, or maybe I was just imagining too much stuff when I read that article on the textbook. Plus, we went there not during the festival week, so it's a pretty regular day with nothing much going on. It's still pretty tho.
One thing that I found weird was they have these non-realistic-looking plastic pandas scattered around the forest. I mean, why? Really, why?? I certainly think that it's not necessary to have those pandas in the forest. But oh well. If you want to go check out this place, go during the festival week cos it looks like there are much more actions going on in the forest according to this article.