Punggi(풍기,豊基) area conveniently located in the heart of Sobaek-Mountain, which is a part of the Baekdu Mountain Range. The area has a cold climate with nutrient-rich soils that drains the water well. The area is very famous for growing premium ginseng and apple.
Punggi ginseng was served to the Kings in the Chosun Dynasty. Also it is well known as the area which Jusebung ordered to cultivate ginseng while he was the governor of the area.
Punggi’s history of cultivating ginseng dates back to the Silla Dynasty. As it is written in the history that King Sungdeok gifted 200-geun (120 kg) to the Dang Dynasty, it can be implied that ginseng is native to the region.